RONALD ARKY, M.D.
During the preinsulin era, when diabetes mellitus was regarded as a monopathy involving only a defect in carbohydrate metabolism, undue attention was given to the restriction of dietary carbohydrate. In fact, during that period many diabetics were subjected to starvation-type routines that limited their daily intake to 100 grams of carbohydrate or less (1). With the introduction of insulin therapy, the amounts of dietary carbohydrates were increased, and a few radicals even implied that no limitation be placed on the quantity of carbohydrate in the diabetic's diet. General consensus during the last several decades has been to maintain the diabetic
ARKY R. How Sweet It Is!. Ann Intern Med. ;76:505–506. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-3-505
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(3):505-506.
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