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September 1972

Management of Juvenile Diabetes Mellitus

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Am J Dis Child. 1972;124(3):455-456. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1972.02110150153037

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This second edition of the Management of Juvenile Diabetes Mellitus has been expanded considerably from the previous version by the addition of chapters on the pathogenesis of diabetes, the psychological aspects of childhood diabetes, the nondiabetic causes of hypoglycemia, and the current status of pancreatic transplants, written by colleagues of Dr. Traisman. Nevertheless, the book remains primarily a description of how children are managed by a physician who is a strong advocate of a weighed diet and an aglucosuric regimen. At times one wonders how a pediatrician who understands children can be quite so strict and rigid. No doubt the method has worked well for the author but this reviewer would appreciate more references to other regimens and a comparison with the experience of others. As written, the book appears to contain much dogma without precise documentation. The reason for including the interesting chapters on nondiabetic hypoglycemia and on the

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