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August 1929

THE MANAGEMENT OF THE AMBULATORY DIABETIC CHILD

Author Affiliations

BROOKLYN
From the Pediatric Department and the Pediatric Research Laboratory, the Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn.

Am J Dis Child. 1929;38(2):275-293. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1929.01930080051005
Abstract

In the course of our experience in the care of ten ambulatory diabetic children over a period of two and a half years, we have been able to establish a procedure for the management of these patients of a fairly uniform nature. It was found expedient to prepare some simple tables from which the diets could be calculated and menus prepared. The methods employed in our course of treatment are based on the fundamental physiologic requirements of the growing child, the growth, activity and well-being of the patient being taken into account. The simplicity of the methods devised warrants recording them in the literature.

The importance of diabetes mellitus in children lies not so much in its frequency of occurence, for it is a relatively rare disease, as in its severity. A discussion of the etiology, pathology or diagnosis of this disease is beyond the scope of our paper. An

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