This first volume in a series is a concise, practical book for any one interested in diabetes. The author has extensive experience in both the clinical and the investigative field. He recommends the weighed diet for all patients, especially in the early phases of the disease. The references to the disease in children emphasize the universal need for insulin, the weighed diet and the instability of diabetic management. There is a brief discussion on pregnancy and diabetes which is of interest to the pediatrician.