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RECENT ADVANCES IN THE TREATMENT OF DIABETES MELLITUS

GEORGE B. WALLACE, M.D.
JAMA. 1910;55(25):2107-2109. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330250003002.
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In spite of all the experimental and clinical work on diabetes which has been done in the past years, a specific or etiologic treatment has not been attained. A striking advance has been made in dietetic treatment, however, and, with the clearer and more detailed knowledge of the metabolic derangement present, gained in the past few years, the general principles of dietetic therapy have undergone considerable modification and have been placed on a firmer foundation. Much yet remains unknown or obscure, but in no disease of metabolism can truly scientific dietetic treatment be more successfully carried out than in diabetes. It has been made clear, however, that no routine line of treatment, however sound it may be in principle, can be applied to all cases and that the treatment of one individual case may differ quite markedly from that of another. The future will undoubtedly show a more definite classification

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