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For most physicians caring for diabetics, a balance of biochemical, clinical, and psychological stability would seem ideal. In an era when the clinician must involve himself with metabolic pathways, ketogenesis, lipolysis, and the like, ample thought must still be given to the psychological trauma inherent in the diagnosis of diabetes. The author, a consulting psychologist, calls attention to the stresses arising as an aftermath to the diagnosis of diabetes. Dietary management, insulin administration, specimen testing—all present barriers to the normal life pattern, especially that of the youngster. A substantial portion of the monograph relates to the personality changes in the
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The Psychological Aspects of Diabetes.. Ann Intern Med. 1964;60:1112. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-60-6-1112_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;60(6):1112.
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