Dietary treatment of diabetes mellitus in the pre-insulin era (1914-1922).

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Before the discovery of insulin, one of the most common dietary treatments of diabetes mellitus was a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet. A review of Frederick M. Allen's case histories shows that a 70% fat, 8% carbohydrate diet could eliminate glycosuria among hospitalized patients. A reconsideration of the role of the high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet for the treatment of diabetes mellitus is in order.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Westman, EC; Yancy, WS; Humphreys, M

Published Date

  • 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 49 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 77 - 83

PubMed ID

  • 16489278

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-5982

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1353/pbm.2006.0017


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States