W. H. OLMSTED
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It hardly seems necessary to point out that the discovery of insulin has not changed the necessity for measuring the diet of the diabetic individual. Insulin has made diabetic diets more generous in the amount of carbohydrate used. This is most graphically shown by the improvement recorded in diabetic children. With insulin treatment and the resulting increase of carbohydrate intake normal growth and development are usually possible,―quite the opposite picture from the diabetic child of preinsulin days. Today there are two reasons why we must insist that the diabetic measure his food: First; because if insulin and diet are not
W. H. OLMSTED. The Dietetic Management of the Diabetic in the Doctor's Office(The Dietetic Management of the Diabetic in the Doctor's Office*). Ann Intern Med. 1928;2:325–333. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-2-4-325
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1928;2(4):325-333.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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