New Mechanisms in Glucose Control
April 2013, BMJ Books
This indispensable pocketbook details the newer treatments and offers a comparison with more traditional agents including sulphonyureas, glitazones and insulin. The pros and cons of traditional therapies are discussed as well as the epidemiology and pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes, helping to give the reader a better understanding of the disease area and its management.
New Mechanisms in Glucose Control is essential reading for health professionals working in primary or secondary care and involved in treating diabetic patients.
2 Overview of current diabetes management.
3 The incretin system.
4 The incretin mimetics.
5 The dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors.
6 Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors.
7 Pipeline diabetes therapies.
8 Bariatric surgery for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
9 Organisation of diabetes care.
Jenny Grice, Medical Writer, France