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.
- Westman, EC; Yancy, WS; Humphreys, M
Volume / Issue
- 49 / 1
Start / End Page
- 77 - 83
International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
- United States