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Handbook of Diabetes, 4th Edition

Handbook of Diabetes, 4th Edition

Rudy Bilous, Richard Donnelly

ISBN: 978-1-405-18409-0 August 2010 Wiley-Blackwell 248 Pages


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Over three editions the Handbook of Diabetes has built a reputation as an essential practical manual on the assessment and management of patients with diabetes. Previously written by Gareth Williams and John Pickup, the book has been completely revised by Rudy Bilous and Richard Donnelly to reflect recent changes in diabetes treatment and care. It contains information on the new IFCC units for measuring blood glucose and the latest drugs being used to combat diabetes, as well as alternative methods of insulin delivery.

The book has been fully updated and redesigned to make it even more user-friendly, and contains case histories, practice points, and landmark clinical trials highlighted in color in each chapter where appropriate. It also features an entirely new set of 250 clinical photographs.

The Handbook of Diabetes is the ideal practical handbook for all health professionals with an interest in diabetes care.

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Key to the boxes.

List of abbreviations.

Part 1: Introduction to diabetes.

1 Introduction to diabetes.

2 History of diabetes.

3 Diagnosis and classifi cation of diabetes.

4 Public health aspects of diabetes.

5 Normal physiology of insulin secretion and action.

6 Epidemiology and aetiology of type 1 diabetes.

7 Epidemiology and aetiology of type 2 diabetes.

8 Other types of diabetes.

Part 2: Metabolic control and complications.

9 Diabetes control and its measurement.

10 Management of type 1 diabetes.

11 Management of type 2 diabetes.

12 Diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar state and lactic acidosis.

13 Hypoglycaemia.

14 Control and complications.

15 Diabetic eye disease.

16 Diabetic nephropathy.

17 Diabetic neuropathy.

18 Blood lipid abnormalities.

19 Hypertension in diabetes.

20 Macrovascular disease in diabetes.

21 Foot problems in diabetes.

22 Sexual problems in diabetes.

23 Gastrointestinal problems in diabetes.

24 Skin and connective tissue disorders in diabetes.

25 Psychological and psychiatric problems in diabetes.

Part 3: The spectrum and organisation of diabetes care.

26 Specifi c circumstances that affect diabetes control.

27 Pregnancy and diabetes.

28 Diabetes in childhood and adolescence.

29 Diabetes in old age.

30 Diabetes and lifestyle.

31 Organisation of diabetes care: diabetes specialist nursing, diabetes education and general practice.

32 Future directions in diabetes management and research.


""A significant feature of the book is the provision of a CD ROM which allows the purchaser to download all  269 images from the book for their own use and teaching purposes. This will be particularly useful to students and pracitioners in training who are increasingly looking for good quality material to illustrate their own presentations."" (Practical Diabetes International, 2010)