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April 1949

The Diabetic's Handbook.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1949;83(4):473. doi:10.1001/archinte.1949.00220330113017

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The prime purpose of this book is to give the diabetic patient an intelligent and working knowledge of his disease.

The book is conveniently divided into six sections, each dealing with a separate aspect of diabetes. The first and perhaps the most valuable section as far as the patient is concerned contains a list of the questions most commonly asked by patients and their answers. The answers, as is also true for the most of the book, are written and explained in simple lay terminology. This style of writing adds greatly to the value of the book. The remaining sections cover the causes, symptoms and complications of diabetes, insulin types and insulin reactions, a simple and informative section on diabetic dietetics and a final section on the ordinary diabetic laboratory tests and information concerning the general hygiene which the person with diabetes should pursue.

Any diabetic patient of average intelligence

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