The Starvation Treatment of Diabetes

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Author: Rena S. Eckman
Co-author: Lewis Webb Hill
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 17,416 / 67 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.2
LoC Category: RM
Downloads: 2,160
Added to site: 2008.07.15
mnybks.net#: 21519
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Health

With a Series of Graduated Diets used at the Massachusetts General Hospital

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out from 3 to 8 grams of sugar a day. By the old method we could not do away with the last traces of sugar.

The Allen treatment was started with two starvation days. On the second he was sugar-free--but showed 2.6 grams of sugar the following day on 12 grams of carbohydrate and 40 grams of protein. (This was one of the earlier cases when the diet was raised too quickly after starvation.) After one more starvation day and two vegetable days he stayed sugar-free while the diet was raised slowly to 30 grams of carbohydrate and 45 grams of protein, calories about 2000. Discharged sugar-free on this diet.

Weight at entrance, 109 pounds. Weight at discharge, 110 pounds.

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Case 3. A man of 35, a severe diabetic, entered Dec. 28, 1914. He had been in the hospital the previous July for a month and could never be made sugar-free with the old method of treatment. At entrance he was putting out 2.5% of sugar (135 grams) per day with strongly positive acetone and diacetic acid tests. Tw

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Average Rating of 3.5 from 2 reviews: ****
2009.12.08
Joe D
****.

Except for an initial short starvation, this book suggests an apparently healthy low-carb diet.

From 1908 to 2009, we've gone from (low cost) dietary solutions that stop diabetes ancillary damage to (high cost) drug (i.e., insulin) based treatments that very often contribute to more serious conditions or premature death.

This diet is full of butter, bacon, eggs, etc., shown to control diabetes, control weight, promote healthy hearts, promote healthy minds, etc., although it is opposed by the last 50 years of nutrition advice that is making us sick, fat, and often diabetic.

This book compares roughly to "Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution" (2008) although this book a bit dated, of course, and this book is weak on the science, theory, and many details. Of course, readers in 1908 were more aware that sugar, carbs, and starches make you obese and destroy your health, allowing much more to be taken for granted when writing.

Anyhow, it is very interesting to see that diabetes was understood better in 1908 than now by mainstream medicine.

2008.07.18
Tanya
***..

A glimpse into medical history on the treatment of dibetes before the discovery of insulin or distinguishment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
This book includes case studies, including children. Diet list, and recipes.
Insulin is not a cure, but we've come a long way.


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