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Diabetes Mellitus and Obesity.

Diabetes Mellitus and Obesity. This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Although insulin has been available for nearly fifteen years, most diabetic patients are still handled by the old Naunyn method of restricting carbohydrate. If insulin is prescribed, it is usually in a haphazard and inaccurate way, and the patient rarely eats a carefully weighed and measured diet. The cause of this unsatisfactory state of affairs is, the reviewer believes, evident: It is simple to grasp the theoretical requirements of diet (and of insulin), but when it comes to translating a food formula into actual meals the ordinary physician fails miserably; he is, in fact, unable to do it. Hence unless he sees enough patients with diabetes to justify a special setup, including a dietitian-teacher for his patients, he follows the line of least resistance, which is to tell them not to eat sugar and starch and to give insulin in a vague and half-hearted way. Furthermore, the racketeers in the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Diabetes Mellitus and Obesity.

Archives of Internal Medicine , Volume 56 (3) – Sep 1, 1935

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1935 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0730-188X
DOI
10.1001/archinte.1935.00170010213012
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This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Although insulin has been available for nearly fifteen years, most diabetic patients are still handled by the old Naunyn method of restricting carbohydrate. If insulin is prescribed, it is usually in a haphazard and inaccurate way, and the patient rarely eats a carefully weighed and measured diet. The cause of this unsatisfactory state of affairs is, the reviewer believes, evident: It is simple to grasp the theoretical requirements of diet (and of insulin), but when it comes to translating a food formula into actual meals the ordinary physician fails miserably; he is, in fact, unable to do it. Hence unless he sees enough patients with diabetes to justify a special setup, including a dietitian-teacher for his patients, he follows the line of least resistance, which is to tell them not to eat sugar and starch and to give insulin in a vague and half-hearted way. Furthermore, the racketeers in the

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Archives of Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1935

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