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Protamine zinc insulin has opened another door to the diabetic patient. In the sixth edition of the "Diabetic Manual" Dr. Joslin makes available to both physician and patient the most recent methods of using this long-acting insulin intelligently and effectively. The advantages and disadvantages of the use of protamine zinc insulin as they appear at present are given in detail. The chapter on diabetic children is most interesting and dramatic. Here are emphasized the necessity for education of the child and the importance of yearly adjustments in his diet to take care of normal growth as well as activity. Helpful suggestions and instructive tables relative to dietary calculations and the planning of the menu form an important part of this valuable book.
The book covers the subject of diabetes well and gives all the essential information necessary for the intelligent care of the patient. Education of the patient is the
A Diabetic Manual.. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1939;63(2):431–432. doi:10.1001/archinte.1939.00180190233018
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