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ABC of Diabetes, 6th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-4051-7784-9
112 pages
February 2010, BMJ Books
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The ABC of Diabetes provides a complete overview of diabetes including the aetiology, diagnosis and management of Types 1 and 2 diabetes, detection and prevention, and the organization of care and support.

With new chapters on psychological aspects, surveillance for complications, and support for people living with diabetes, this completely revised edition covers the many changes taking place in diabetes care, particularly in screening for Type 2 diabetes; in monitoring and insulin administration; in the organisation and delivery of care; and the increasing prevalence of diabetes in both developed and developing countries.

This sixth edition covers the early recognition of diabetes and cardiovascular risk as well as preventing complications specific to diabetes. It also addresses the need to deliver diabetes care in a multidisciplinary setting, including the UK Quality and Outcomes Framework, and reflects the increasing emphasis on self-management and patient-centred care, particularly as it relates to lifestyle changes, glycaemic control and patient choice over treatment options.

Drawing on the expertise of the University of Warwick as a centre of excellence for the teaching of diabetes care, the best selling ABC of Diabetes is ideal for GPs, primary care practitioners, practice nurses, diabetes specialist nurses, health visitors and junior doctors.

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Table of Contents

Foreword vi

Preface vii

Acknowledgements viii

1 Diagnosing Diabetes 1

2 Types of Diabetes 5

3 Helping People Live with Diabetes 8

4 Early Detection and Prevention of Diabetes 12

5 Cardiovascular Disease 19

6 Management of Blood Glucose in Type 2 Diabetes 25

7 Hyperglycaemic Emergencies and Management of Diabetes in Hospital 31

8 Insulin Therapy 34

9 Hypoglycaemia 37

10 Self-Management of Diabetes 40

11 Surveillance for Complications 47

12 Kidney Disease in Diabetes 51

13 Eye Disease in Diabetes 58

14 The Diabetic Foot 64

15 Diabetic Neuropathy 72

16 Psychological Issues Related to Diabetes Care 75

17 Diabetes and Pregnancy 80

18 Organisation of Diabetes Care in General Practice 88

19 New and Emerging Therapies for Diabetes 93

20 Support for People Living with Diabetes 97

Index 101

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Author Information

Tim A Holt MRCP, FRCGP is Clinical Lecturer at the Health Sciences Research Institute at the University of Warwick and a practising GP. His special interest is research into blood glucose monitoring and in the prevention of diabetes and its associated cardiovascular complications.

Sudhesh Kumar is Professor of Diabetes and Endocrinology at the University of Warwick and Consultant Physician at the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire. His particular research area is obesity and metabolism in diabetes and the metabolic syndrome

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"The 6th edition of ABC of Diabetes has been well written and is an attractively presented and up-to-date book that fills an important niche in the reference market for primary care practitioners, specialist nurses, medical students and junior hospital doctors."
Diabetes Digest, Volume 9 No 3 2010
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