HENRY T. RICKETTS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The objectives in the treatment of diabetes are four:
1. To relieve symptoms.
2. To achieve and maintain normal nutrition.
3. To preserve whatever is left of the insulin producing power of the pancreas.
4. To prevent, postpone or minimize complications.
There is nothing easier in the practice of medicine than to relieve symptoms in the ordinary uncomplicated case of diabetes. A little diet and a little insulin will do wonders. This is at once a blessing and a curse—a curse because, with the mitigation of thirst and polyuria, many patients (and, I fear, too many doctors) see no reason
RICKETTS HT. BASIC PRINCIPLES IN THE THERAPY OF DIABETES(BASIC PRINCIPLES IN THE THERAPY OF DIABETES*). Ann Intern Med. 1952;37:1181–1187. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-6-1181
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(6):1181-1187.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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