DescriptionThe incidence and prevalence of diabetes is increasing globally, and most health professionals are likely to care for people with diabetes. In such cases they may often find that they have to make clinical decisions without expert support, which can be difficult for both patient and carer.
Managing Clinical Problems in Diabetes provides this support by exploring common clinical problems in diabetes care, and providing practical solutions based on evidence and the clinical experience of diabetes educators, endocrinologists, general practitioners, and other health professionals who encounter such problems on a daily basis. Each chapter begins with an introductory section presenting an overview of the management of diabetes, including short and long term complications and management targets across the lifespan. The authors then pose commonly encountered diabetes management problems, developing comprehensive responses from a range of relevant health professionals who each provide management suggestions from their area of practice.
Managing Clinical Problems in Diabetes is a vital resource for health professionals involved in the provision of care for people with diabetes.
Aims of the book.
Chapter 2: presentation, diagnosis and classification of diabetes.
The key role of insulin.
The main types of diabetes.
Prevalence of diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes in children and adolescents.
Chapter 3: Health assessment, management targets and deciding on a management plan.
The aims of diabetes management.
Monitoring the effectiveness of the management plan.
Holistic health assessment.
Multidisciplinary team and shared care.
Chapter 4: Nutritional management and physical activity.
Nutritional needs of people with diabetes.
Low calorie diets and weight loss medicines.
Incidence and consequences of malnutrition.
Measuring the carbohydrate content of food.
Increasing mobility and exercise.
Chapter 5: Pharmacotherapeutic management.
Quality us of medicines.
Oral hypoglycaemic agents.
Combining OHAs and insulin.
Sliding scales and top up doses.
Lipid lowering agents.
Chapter 6 Short term complications.
The main shirt tem complications.
Causes of hypoglycaemia.
Causes of Hyperglycaemia.
Chapter 7 Long term complications.
Long term complications.
Chapter 8 Psychological and quality of life.
Signs and symptoms of depression.
Tools used to measure depression.
Quality of life.
Chapter 9 Diabetes education.
Aims of diabetes education.
Survival skills education.
Chapter 10 Gestational diabetes.
Managing gestational diabetes.
Chapter 11 complementary and alternative therapies .
Profile of Cam users.
Reasons for using CAM.
Herbal and nutritional therapies.
Complementary and conventional medicine interactions.
• Focus on commonly encountered clinical problems
• Enable clinicians to manage common problems in people with diabetes without specialist input