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July 1932

Die Klinik des Diabetes mellitus im Kindesalter.

Am J Dis Child. 1932;44(1):259. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1932.01950080269030

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This publication comprises a separate section of volume 30 of A. Czerny's "Abhandlungen aus der Kinderheilkunde und ihren Grenzgebieten."

The authors review briefly the theory involved in disturbances of sugar metabolism, the clinical manifestations of diabetes mellitus in children and the method employed by them in the management of that disease. Their procedure differs from that usually employed in this country in the limitation of protein of the diet to a marked degree; 10 Gm. of protein daily is the amount prescribed in illustrative cases. The calorie allowance is about two thirds that recommended by Benedict and Talbot. A minimum of from 60 to 100 Gm. of carbohydrate is allowed daily. The authors stress the deleterious effects of mild infections in initiating latent diabetes or in aggravating the state of established cases.

This presentation will prove interesting to those already familiar with the treatment of diabetes in children, but it

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