Practical Diabetes

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Cambridge University Press, 1999 - 189 pages
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Written as a practical guide for the junior doctor on the management of the diabetic patient, either in the context of the diabetic clinic, within the hospital or in the emergency department or hospital ward. Structured in a problem-orientated way, the book focuses on the areas of maximum anxiety for the junior doctor, for example, hyperglycaemic emergencies, the diabetic mother and the patient with multiple complications. Key features* Aimed specifically at junior hospital doctors* Focuses on the problems faced by hospital staff* Attractive, user-friendly format* Written by a practising and distinguished diabetologist* Up-to-date--summarises and incorporates the findings of the UKPDS and other key recent research trials

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Contents

Classification and diagnosis
1
Hyperglycaemic emergencies
9
Hypoglycaemia
17
Insulin therapy principles and practice
23
Management of Type 2 diabetes
37
Insulin infusions management of diabetes in surgical patients
51
Management of diabetes on the general wards
57
Pregnancy
67
Diabetic renal disease
85
Diabetic neuropathy
97
The diabetic foot
115
Hypertension
121
Hyperlipidaemia
131
Miscellaneous practical matters
139
Important clinical trials in diabetes
153
Index
173

Complications
75

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