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November 1940

Modern Diabetic Care.

Am J Dis Child. 1940;60(5):1235. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1940.02000050219024

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This book is written as though the author were talking to a small group of physicians, patients and dietitians with a special interest in diabetes mellitus. The development of the knowledge of diabetes is presented in an easy and interesting fashion. Then the discussion proceeds to normal nutritional requirements and the use of various types of insulin in aiding the diabetic person to meet these requirements. Emergencies and complications and surgical operations for the diabetic subject are next discussed.

The chapters on diabetes in childhood and adolescence and pregnancy in diabetic women are brief, and one could wish that the author had given greater consideration to these subjects.

The last chapters are concerned with laboratory tests, planning of diets and tables of food equivalents and substitutions.

The ease and simplicity of presentation are such as must come from a thorough understanding of the subject. The book can be highly recommended

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