The treatment of diabetes demands exact regulation of diet. That proper dietetic management is amply rewarded by good clinical results has been shown by Allen. That such management admits of fairly definite lines of procedure has been further shown by Joslin.
It is with difficulty that the practitioner finds time to carry out such estimations of diet as are necessary in treating diabetes. The problem is to get the patient sugar-free and acid-free and to teach him to keep so. This is to be done primarily by the regulation of protein, fat and carbohydrate intake.
Is it possible to prearrange such combinations of food in series as shall form a convenient basis for the estimation of diabetic diets?
The dietetic requirement depends on the age and weight of the patient, on his accustomed diet and his adaptability to changes, on his condition as to obesity or leanness, and on his