JOSEPH T. BEARDWOOD JR., A.B., M.D., F.A.C.P.
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One hesitates to use the term "standardization" in relation to the treatment of disease. We rightly should consider each patient as an individual and adapt our treatment accordingly.
In the management of diabetes the term "standardization", however, is used to indicate two necessary steps in treatment. The first is the control of the disease, by which is meant the reduction of the blood sugar to normal levels, with or without insulin, with the patient on a maintenance diet. A maintenance diet may be defined as a diet containing a properly balanced proportion of carbohydrate, protein, and fat, and sufficient total
BEARDWOOD JT. Standardization of Diabetics with Diet and Insulin*. Ann Intern Med. 1933;6:1407–1411. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-6-11-1407
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;6(11):1407-1411.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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