Dr. Barach's book is dedicated to the enlightenment of the diabetic patient, for, as he says, "it is our conviction to-day that many diabetics will outlive many nondiabetics, because they will have learned how to live according to the laws of health."
The book is divided into two parts. The first part deals with clinical manifestations of diabetes, laboratory diagnosis, planned diabetic treatment, principles of diet in health and disease, caloric value of foods, quantitative values in the measured diet, insulin, complications in the use of insulin, causes of high sugar levels in the blood and urine and their control, hygiene—a way of life for the diabetic, complications in diabetes, diabetic coma and its treatment, prevention of diabetes and its complications and diabetes in children. The material is presented in a simple and lucid style and is well supplemented with explanatory figures and helpful charts.
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