DescriptionDiabetic emergencies are an extremely serious result of poor glycemic control and if not treated quickly and effectively can result in death.
Diabetic Emergencies: Diagnosis and Clinical Management provides emergency room staff, diabetes specialists and endocrinologists with highly practical, clear-cut clinical guidance on both the presentation of serious diabetic emergencies like ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar coma and severe hyper- and hypoglycemia, and the best methods of both managing the emergencies and administering appropriate follow-up care.
Each clearly structured chapter highlights: definition of emergency; epidemiology; potential causes; diagnosis; clinical management (including problem areas); follow-up management/care; patient advice
Case studies throughout the text aid clinical understanding of real-life scenarios, as do the multiple choice questions and key points/take-home messages. Clear tables and management algorithms highlight the most important features of diagnosis and patient management.
Perfect for both the trainee and the junior specialist, this book is also a useful rapid access tool in the pre- and post-hospital environment, specifically for doctors to best advise patients with notoriously poor glycaemic control who have either suffered from or who are at risk of diabetic emergencies.
1 Diabetic ketoacidosis in adults.
2 Diabetic Ketoacidosis in childhood and adolescence.
3 Hyperosmolar Non-ketotic Hyperglycemia.
4 Hypoglycemia caused by insulin.
5 Hypoglycemia caused by insulin secretagogues.
6 Lactic acidosis in diabetes.
7 Management of hyperglycemia in the hospital.
8 Sick day rules in diabetes.
""In conclusion, this book should appeal to all healthcare professionals who want a concise summary of important diabetic complications causing significant morbidity and mortality."" (Diabetes Update, 1 March 2014)
“A concise guide for practicing physicians, including pediatricians, interns and residents. Recommended for emergency departments.” (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews Journal, 1 September 2013)""As a quick guide to common diabetic emergencies, the book is most appropriate for nurses and medical students starting on the wards, and as a review for nonendocrinologists. It reviews common situations in both inpatient and outpatient settings, in both adults and children."" (Doody's, 6 January 2012)
Review copy sent on 27/07/2011: Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde