What I Teach My Diabetic Patients: Panel Discussion

  1. Edwin L Rippy, M.D.**
  1. *Physician, Joslin Clinic, and Instructor in Pediatrics, Tufts Medical School Boston, Massachusetts
  2. Chief, Department of Medicine, Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital; Attending Physician and Consultant, Mount Saint Mary's Hospital Niagara Falls, New York
  3. Professor of Research Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Cincinnati, Ohio
  4. §Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Oregon Medical School Portland, Oregon
  5. Joslin Clinic Boston, Massachusetts
  6. **Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Southwestern Medical School of the University of Texas; Baylor University Hospital Dallas, Texas

Abstract

Moderator Priscilla White: It is obvious that, without new therapeutic discoveries, the better prognosis for the diabetic patient today depends upon his greater self-knowledge of this disorder. Therefore, the subject of our panel concerns the teaching of diabetic patients.

The panel members, coming as they do from all sections of the country, should give us the teaching goals of the entire United States. Their qualifications are well known to this audience. The teaching experience of this panel exceeds two centuries. From these experts, we should learn the subjects and the technics which they have found to be successful in maintaining their diabetic patients in the most nearly normal state. Beginning with our problems, as we meet them in the patients, let us question our panel.

Dr. Rippy, how do you indoctrinate the new diabetic, especially the adult, shocked with the diagnosis of a chronic disorder?

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