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Practical Diabetes Care, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-4443-3385-5
336 pages
February 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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This new and completely revised third edition is a concise, systematic and highly practical guide to the care of patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Clinically and problem-based, it covers emergency, inpatient and ambulatory diabetes care in the hospital and community, focusing particularly on difficult, grey and contentious areas of management, and seeks to guide advanced practitioners through problems that are not always emphasised.

Up to date clinical trial results have been incorporated, as well as concise discussions of lifestyle approaches to diabetes management, and it includes a new chapter on psychological problems in diabetes. It is now fully referenced with PubMed PMID numbers and all HbA1c measurements are quoted in DCCT and IFCC units.

It will be valuable for foundation year and specialist trainees in general medicine, diabetes and endocrinology; community and hospital diabetes specialist nurses and nurse practitioners; hospital-based ward staff in specialist and non-diabetes-specialist departments, especially cardiology and emergency medicine; and general practice diabetes leads and general practitioners with a specialist diabetes interest. It will be equally valuable for hands-on reference use in the clinical situation, and for clinicians in hospital medicine and general practice studying for postgraduate diplomas and examinations. 

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Table of Contents


Numbers, conversions and tables.

Chapter 1 Classification and diagnosis.

Chapter 2 Diabetes in the emergency department.

Chapter 3 Management of in-patient diabetes.

Chapter 4 Type 1 diabetes: insulin treatment.

Chapter 5 Type 2 diabetes: general introduction.

Chapter 6 Type 2 diabetes: pharmacological treatment of hyperglycaemia.

Chapter 7 Infections in diabetes.

Chapter 8 Diabetic renal disease.

Chapter 9 Diabetes and the eye.

Chapter 10 Diabetic neuropathy.

Chapter 11 Hypertension.

Chapter 12 Lipids.

Chapter 13 Psychological aspects of diabetes.

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Author Information

David Levy, Consultant Physician, Gillian Hanson Centre, Whipps Cross University Hospital; Honorary Senior Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London,  London, UK
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"This is an up-to-date, concise, yet comprehensive guide to caring for diabetic patients. The many changes in diabetes care since 2006 make this edition a must for clinicians to remain current in the field. I will definitely refer to it often." (Doody's, 23 September 2011)

"Chapters feature useful summary tables, references and further reading." (Book News, 1 March 2011)

"This new and completely revised third edition is a concise, systematic and highly practical guide to the care of patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes." (European Diabetes Nursing, 1 March 2011)

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Professor Reviews

"Parts of the book which are interesting or useful include trials to prevent progression of impaired glucose tolerance to diabetes, the limitations of screening, the timeline of new drugs in diabetes and the contrasting differences between diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar state. The information on the causes, classification and management of hypoglycaemia is useful, especially in the context of the current interest in this effect." (Practical Diabetes International, 2011)
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