The Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus; With Observations Upon the Disease Based Upon Thirteen Hundred Cases

The Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus; With Observations Upon the Disease Based Upon Thirteen Hundred Cases

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...the loss of protein is 25 per cent. and of mineral matter 38 per cent. If the potatoes are not soaked, but dropped at once into boiling water the loss is much decreased and if the potatoes are boiled with the skins on the loss is very slight. Emphasis should be laid upon the comparatively small amount of carbohydrate in potato in comparison with its bulk and in comparison with the percentage of carbohydrate in bread. A considerable number of my milder cases of diabetes, by giving up bread and bread preparations entirely, have been able to eat potatoes freely. In prescribing potatoes for diabetic patients it is desirable to designate baked potatoes, for these can be eaten with the skins if pains are taken to have them carefully cleaned with a scrubbing brush in the kitchen. This is advantageous in two ways: the skins are quite an addition to the meager diet of the diabetic, and, furthermore, they counteract constipation. (2) iVw/j.--Nuts containing 15 and 20 per cent. carbohydrates are probably far less objectionable than most other foods with a similar carbohydrate content. This is due to the fact that in such nuts as almonds and peanuts a larger part of the carbohydrate is in the form of pentosan, galactan, or other hemicelluloses which probably do not readily form glucose. I do not know how much of these carbohydrates is utilized by the individual. This would furnish an interesting problem for investigation. (3) Fruit.--Fruit is most desirable for a diabetic patient if his tolerance will allow him to take it. The taste is agreeable, it serves instead of a dessert, and so relieves the patient of the embarrassment of sitting idly at the table when others are eating. The best varieties of fruit for diabetic patients are grapefruit (5 per cent.), more

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  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 190 x 245 x 14mm | 300g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 9781236516367