JOHN M. DOUGLASS, M.D.
Diet control has been and is a mainstay of the therapeutic regime used to treat diabetes mellitus. It is generally recognized that overweight diabetic patients on oral anti-diabetic agents can sometimes have their oral agents discontinued if they lose weight and adhere closely to an anti-diabetic diet. It is not usually accepted that a patient on insulin may have his insulin requirement reduced without significant reduction of his weight. In the cases reported here one patient had his insulin requirement reduced from 60 units per day to 15 units per day by dietary management alone, and another had his insulin
DOUGLASS JM. Raw Diet and Insulin Requirements. Ann Intern Med. ;82:61–62. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-1-61_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(1):61-62.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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