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Emergencies in Diabetes: Diagnosis, Management and Prevention



Emergencies in Diabetes: Diagnosis, Management and Prevention

Andrew Krentz (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-02040-1 November 2004 180 Pages


While diabetes can usually be well-controlled using modern therapies, metabolic emergencies inevitably occur. This book provides an easy-to-read yet comprehensive account of emergencies in diabetes conveniently collected into one volume. For each topic, a brief review of the pathophysiology is followed by a description of cardinal clinical features, clinical and biochemical assessment and clinical management.
* Clear, informative text for rapid and easy assimilation
* Emphasis on evidence-based medicine
* Effective use of illustrations to highlight and summarize key points

Designed to fit conveniently into the pocket of a white coat, this book should be readily to hand in all hospital medical wards, particularly A&E. It will be useful to junior hospital doctors across a wide range of specialties, senior house officers in general medical training, and nurses involved in the care of patients with diabetes.


1. Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Adults.

2. Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Childhood.

3. Hyperosmolar Non-ketotic Hyperglycaemia.

4. Insulin-Induced Hypoglycaemia.

5. Hypoglycaemia Caused by Insulin Secretagogues.

6. Lactic Acidosis in Diabetes.

7. Management of Diabetes During Surgery, Myocardial Infarction and Labour.

"…does an excellent job in covering this important topic and will be useful to practitioners in both medical and surgical specialties." (Doody's Health Services)

"...I can definitely see how this text would be appreciated…" (Accident & Emergency Nursing, No.13, 2005)