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Gastrointestinal Function in Diabetes Mellitus

Gastrointestinal Function in Diabetes Mellitus

Michael Horowitz (Editor), Melvin Samsom (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-01387-8 January 2005 364 Pages

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Gastrointestinal function represents an important, and hitherto inappropriately neglected, aspect of diabetes management. Disordered gastrointestinal motor and sensory function occurs frequently in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes and may be associated with gastrointestinal symptoms that adversely affect quality of life.

During the last two decades there has been a rapid expansion in knowledge in this area. It is now recognised that upper gastrointestinal motility is pivotal to the regulation of postprandial blood glucose concentrations in both health and patients with diabetes. This book is the first of its kind and was stimulated by the need to consolidate these recent advances, which dictate that a knowledge of gastroenterology as it relates to diabetes is now required of the clinician/diabetologist.
* Features an organ-specific overview of the epidemiology and pathophysiology of disordered gastrointestinal (including hepatobiliary and pancreatic) function in diabetes mellitus
* Contains guidelines for the clinician, diabetologist and gastroenterologist for both diagnosis and management
* Includes a comprehensive description of the relation between gastrointestinal function, gastrointestinal hormones, autonomic nerve function and glycaemic control in animal models
* Covers the development of new treatment options, particularly those targeted at the reduction of postprandial hyperglycaemia, to optimise glycaemic control

This book will be of interest to gastroenterologists, diabetologists, specialist nurses and clinical researchers.

List of Contributors.

1. Epidemiology of Disordered Gastrointestinal Function and Impact of Chronic Gastrointestinal Symptoms on Quality of Life in Diabetes Mellitus (Johann Hammer, et al.).

2. Effects of Diabetes Mellitus on Gastrointestinal Function in Animal Models (Andrew A. Young and Gaylen L. Edwards).

3. Oesophageal Function in Diabetes (André J.P.M. Smout).

4. Gastric Function in Diabetes (Michael Horowitz, et al.).

5. Intestinal Function in Diabetes Mellitus (Melvin Samsom and Mark A.M.T. Verhagen).

6. Anorectal Function in Diabetes Mellitus (Wer Ming Sun and Nicholas W. Read).

7. Hepato-billary and Pancreatic Function (Ad A.M. Masclee and Bart van Hoek).

8. Impact of Gastrointestinal Function on Glycaemic Control (Ian A. Macdonald, et al.).

9. Evaluation of Gastrointestinal Autonomic Function (Miriam Thumshirn and Michael Camilleri).

"…will find myself turning again and again to this reference…I am not aware of a such an extensive compilation of information on gut function in DM as this book." (Doody's Book Review Service)

"…I would highly recommend it as an excellent scientific summary for dieticians, doctors, nurses or other health professionals…" (Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Vol.18, No.1, February 2005)