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STABILIZATION OF THE DIABETIC CHILD

STABILIZATION OF THE DIABETIC CHILD The difficulties encountered in treating diabetes mellitus in the child or the young adult are so numerous that often the disease is inadequately managed. The disadvantages of incomplete control are not immediately apparent, but it is unreasonable to think that a poorly controlled patient will do as well as one whose metabolism is as nearly normal as treatment will permit.1 This report deals with a regimen of control which is designed to approximate normal conditions of metabolism and with the typical response of children who have been treated in accordance with that regimen. Of a group of 131 diabetic children under active management, 53 have been studied for an aggregate of more than three thousand days in the hospital during the past three years. Each of these responded to treatment in a similar manner. The records of 27 of these patients were found especially adaptable to statistical analysis because http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American journal of diseases of children American Medical Association

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1940 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0096-8994
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1940.01990130115008
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Abstract

The difficulties encountered in treating diabetes mellitus in the child or the young adult are so numerous that often the disease is inadequately managed. The disadvantages of incomplete control are not immediately apparent, but it is unreasonable to think that a poorly controlled patient will do as well as one whose metabolism is as nearly normal as treatment will permit.1 This report deals with a regimen of control which is designed to approximate normal conditions of metabolism and with the typical response of children who have been treated in accordance with that regimen. Of a group of 131 diabetic children under active management, 53 have been studied for an aggregate of more than three thousand days in the hospital during the past three years. Each of these responded to treatment in a similar manner. The records of 27 of these patients were found especially adaptable to statistical analysis because

Journal

American journal of diseases of childrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 1, 1940

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