This is a second edition of a very good diabetic manual for the patient. It has one of the most interesting historical chapters of any book for the patient. Considerable time is spent discussing the newer insulins, the way they are handled, and the particular techniques for each. Chapters on juvenile and adolescent diabetics, pregnancy and diabetes, and the diet for infants and children are excellent. Considerable discussion is given to the psychosomatic side of diabetes. Chapters on the diet have been adapted from "The Diabetes Guidebook for the Physician" published by the American Diabetes Association, and embrace the newest food exchange system of diet control. There is also a question-and-answer chapter at the very end of the book.