Frequency.—From time to time reported cases of diabetes in childhood have been collected, the first such collection having been made by Kulz in 1878, and the last by Morse1 in 1913. There are now on record more than 1,000 cases, in which an equal distribution between boys and girls and an incidence increasing with the age are observed. Though over 100 cases in children under 1 year of age have been reported, there is nothing in the majority to show that the sugar was glucose, and it is quite probable that many of these were cases of lactosuria. Knox,2 in going over the literature in 1911, could find but 16 cases which he regards as true diabetes. In Morse's collection there are 200 children under 5 years of age, which, considering the time period covered by the survey, makes the disease at this early age almost a
JEANS PC. DIABETES MELLITUS IN CHILDREN: REPORT OF TWO CASES WITH A STUDY OF THE URINARY NITROGEN. Am J Dis Child. 1917;13(2):145–157. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1917.01910020030004
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