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Diabetic Emergencies: Diagnosis and Clinical Management



Diabetic Emergencies: Diagnosis and Clinical Management


Diabetic 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