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Remarks On Diabetes Especially Wlth Reference To Treatment | by William Richardson



Ten years ago the author of this little work was attacked with Diabetes which presented symptoms of a very formidable character. He entirely treated himself, and, after the failure of every remedy, dietetic and medical, which he found recommended on good authority, was gradually led to the method of treatment he advises in the following pages. He has not only cured himself, but also many others who -have faithfully and patiently carried out the system he advocates. The author repeats, faithfully and patiently, for he has found some difficulty in inducing patients to carry it out in its integrity. Some object to the bath, as involving much domestic inconvenience, and exposing to the danger of colds, etc., while others, overcome by the feeling of lassitude and weakness peculiar to the disease, consider themselves incapable of taking the walking exercise essential to recovery. With such feelings the author can fully Sympathise, as he experienced them to an extreme degree. These objections must not, however, be entertained by him who desires relief. The bath and walking exercise are of peculiar importance in the treatment, so much so, that if either is neglected, but little good will result...

TitleRemarks On Diabetes Especially Wlth Reference To Treatment
AuthorWilliam Richardson
PublisherH. K. Lewis
Year1871
Copyright1871, William Richardson
AmazonRemarks on Diabetes Especially with Reference to Treatment

William Richardson, M.A., M.D, Member Of The Royal College Of Physicians, London.

-Preface
Ten years ago the author of this little work was attacked with Diabetes which presented symptoms of a very formidable character. He entirely treated himself, and, after the failure of every remedy, di...
-Chapter I. History, Etc
The name diabetes is derived from a Greek word, , signifying to pass through, from the abundance of urine which is a special symptom of th...
-History, Etc. Continued
M. Alvaro Reynoso considered that the sugar was destroyed in the healthy organism by respiration, basing it upon what he considered a proved fact that sugar was contained in the blood before its passa...
-Chapter II. Symptoms
Attention to the general, symptoms of Diabetes is of the greatest importance; and although the presence of sugar in the urine is a symptom essentially characteristic of the disease, yet it is always a...
-Symptoms. Continued
Authors have spoken of an insipid sugar, but Bouchardat has shown that this sugar is only a mixture of ordinary starch, lactate of soda, chloride of sodium, and extractive matter; when this sugar exis...
-Chapter III. Causes Of Diabetes. Predisposing
In speaking of the causes of Diabetes we must ever remember that they act only in certain conditions of the body, and these conditions are unknown, and will probably ever remain so, until we see such ...
-Causes Of Diabetes. Aliments And Drink
The question has been much discussed whether the sugar in Diabetes entirely arises from the aliment, and though it has been decided that it does not altogether come from this source, yet much importan...
-II. Efficient Causes of Diabetes
These are, first, affections of the nervous system, as traumatic lesions of the brain and nerves; certain cerebral affections, moral effects, strong emotions, profound sorrow, hard and prolonged study...
-Chapter IV. The General Course Of Diabetes
It usually begins insidiously. It is most frequently recognized by the progressive increase of thirst and of urinary secretion. About the same time the mouth becomes dry, and there are often noticed o...
-Diagnosis of Diabetes
It is to be remembered that sugar may and does frequently exist in the urine without constituting true Diabetes: this takes places in certain nervous affections: in some cases of dyspnoea: in an attac...
-Prognosis of Diabetes
This was formerly very unfavourable, indeed Nasse said that an individual who found his urine increase largely in quantity and have a sweetish taste and smell ought to make his will. Now it is more fa...
-Chapter V. The Nature Of Diabetes
We come now to the important question: What is Diabetes ? or in what does Diabetes consist? It was formerly thought that the office of the liver was only to secrete bile, and then it was difficult to ...
-The Nature Of Diabetes. Part 2
The first defect, the sugar not being converted into amyloid matter, may arise in four ways. 1. In the liver itself, from diminished powers in the nerves that supply it. 2. From a large portion of the...
-The Nature Of Diabetes. Part 3
Frerich in his book, on Diseases of the Liver, vol. ii. p. 210, says, there are certain forms of Diabetes in which the anatomical lesion consists in hypertrophy or increased formation of hepatic cells...
-Chapter VI. Treatment
Before proceeding to treatment, I shall give a short account of the difference that exists between the condition of a diabetic and a sound man, taken from M. Gaetgcens; the diabetic was his patient an...
-Treatment. Part 2
Practically, so far as sugar and starchy substances are concerned, there are three types of Diabetes. In the first, by the total suppression of these substances, all sugar disappears from the urine, a...
-Treatment. Part 3
In relaxing my diet I used great caution and always employed three tests, which I found soon told me of any error of diet which I had committed, and thereby enabled me to retrace my steps. The 1st, wh...
-Alcohol and Diabetes
It is well known that Bouchardat placed great confidence in this, in some shape or other, considering that it supplied the place of. the hydrogen and carbon of the sugar; but, according to my experien...
-Alcohol and Diabetes. Part 2
To carry into effect regular and sustained daily exercise requires great moral courage and energy, the langour and feeling of weakness are so great; but if the exercise be only carried out patiently a...
-Alcohol and Diabetes. Part 3
That the soda penetrates into the system especially if the skin be well brushed whilst in the bath is proved by the experiments of Petit.* I know the absorption of any medicinal substance by the skin ...
-Alcohol and Diabetes. Part 4
Difference of opinion exists as to the quantity of fluid a Diabetic patient may take - how far such an one should drink to abate the thirst that prevails. Some consider it well to limit the fluid that...
-Alcohol and Diabetes. Part 5
On reaching home I continued the same diet, eating the gluten bread as at Vichy, and drinking four glasses of claret during the day. I resumed practice, but refused all night work; at the end of a mon...
-Alcohol and Diabetes. Part 6
The alkaline bath, prepared as directed under the heading of baths, is, as I have before said, the most effectual remedy, but when there are no symptoms of acidity it must be used with caution, though...
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