Diabetes Care: A Practical Manual

Paperback | March 19, 2015

byRowan Hillson

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Diabetes is common, chronic, complicated, and costly both to the patient and to the state. It causes distress, disability, and premature death. Most diabetes complications can be prevented or reduced. Diabetes Care Second Edition is a concise and easy-to-read reference source for all aspectsof care in the management and understanding of diabetes.This pocketbook provides a step-by-step guide to diabetes care for doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals working in primary, community, and secondary care, particularly general practitioners, practice nurses, diabetes specialist nurses, junior hospital doctors, ward nurses, andpharmacists. The author draws on practical experience taking a common-sense approach to the assessment, education, monitoring, and treatment of diabetes across all age groups and ethnic backgrounds. There are detailed sections on helping patients manage their diabetes in everyday life, extensiveadvice on the monitoring and adjustment of glucose levels, and discussion on the preventing and coping with emergencies. Focus is primarily on the prevention, detection, and treatment of diabetic tissue damage, including heart disease.The new edition of Diabetes Care - a Practical Manual provides up-to-date guidance on managing diabetic emergencies including hypoglycaemia and diabetic ketoacidosis, and new advice about diabetes care in AandE and the hospital setting. There is also an expanded section on using data and audit toreview and improve care.

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Diabetes is common, chronic, complicated, and costly both to the patient and to the state. It causes distress, disability, and premature death. Most diabetes complications can be prevented or reduced. Diabetes Care Second Edition is a concise and easy-to-read reference source for all aspectsof care in the management and understanding o...

Dr Hillson was National Clinical Director for Diabetes from 2008 - 2013. She was responsible for working to improve the care of 2.6 million people with diabetes in England through the continued delivery of the National Service Framework for Diabetes. From 1989 - 2012 she was a Consultant Physician with an interest in Diabetes and Endo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.82 inPublished:March 19, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198705638

ISBN - 13:9780198705635

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Table of Contents

1. Is it diabetes?2. Assessing a person with diabetes3. The aims of diabetes care4. Diabetes education5. Healthy eating and drinking (including management of obesity)6. Urine testing7. Blood glucose and ketone testing8. Non-insulin medications9. Insulin10. Low blood glucose: hypoglycaemia11. High blood glucose: hyperglycaemia12. Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic states (HHS)13. Exercise14. Diabetic tissue damage15. Diabetic foot problems16. Diabetes in young people17. Diabetes in women18. Diabetes in men19. Older people with diabetes20. Diabetes in different ethnic groups21. Work22. Travel23. Psychological and social aspects of diabetes24. Diabetes care in hospital25. Local diabetes care26. Links

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"I would recommend this book for someone who (1) is starting to care for patients with diabetes, and (2) already has the theoretical knowledge of diabetes and who needs specific, practical guidelines on how to diagnose, treat, educate and follow-up individuals with diabetes." --Journal of the Canadian Dietetic Association 1997