A diabetic patient on a high fat diet for twenty-nine years without complications

Johnson, H.W.; Rynearson, E.H.

Proceedings of the Staff Meetings. Mayo Clinic 26(18): 329-331

1951


ISSN/ISBN: 0092-699X
PMID: 14864675
Document Number: 8118
The ability of a patient to follow a program such as this man did for almost three decades is unique in our experience. A diet such as he maintained, containing very little carbohydrate and protein and large amounts of fat, is diametrically opposed to much of the current feeling which proposes a low fat diet for diabetic patients. It is interesting that his blood pressure and the neurologic and ophthalmoscopic findings were normal. All vessels were found to be open and normal on palpation. The urine did not contain albumin, and the values for blood fats were normal. Whether his diet had any part to play in the freedom from complications is, of course, unknown. It is also of interest that there were no signs of any deficiency of vitamins in spite of the fact that all vegetables were boiled three times and the patient followed such a restricted diet.

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A diabetic patient on a high fat diet for twenty-nine years without complications