Originally appearing in the New York State Journal of Medicine, the 34 chapters comprising this book come from 42 authors, each selected for his experience in a specific area. Hence each chapter represents a critical and up-to-date summary of some aspects of diabetes, and is followed by a comprehensive bibliography. The book is full of provocative ideas as well as facts.
The opening chapters review recent knowledge in carbohydrate, fat, protein, and trace metal metabolism. Endocrine relations are treated in a specific chapter but are also discussed in chapters on hormonal regulation of glucose, experimental diabetes, action of insulin, pregnancy