[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Book Reviews
September 1940

A Manual for Diabetic Patients.

Am J Dis Child. 1940;60(3):773. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1940.02000030305027

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


A discussion of the physiology of nutrition and the pathology of diabetes adequate to give the patient a practical understanding of his problem is presented. Theoretic and controversial material is omitted. The advantage of a fairly liberal amount of carbohydrate, which has been made possible with insulin, is stressed, as is also the importance of protein, minerals and vitamins. The technics of examination of the urine and administration of insulin are given in detail. The warning signs of developing acidosis and what one should do for such a condition are emphasized. No mention of the use of free diet for children is made, the authors evidently not favoring it.

The second part of the book gives food values, substitution tables and menus. The patient of average intelligence should find a considerable amount of material to interest him and to give him practical help in managing his problem.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview