Diabetes is common, chronic, complicated, and costly. It causes distress, disability, and premature death. Most diabetes complications can be prevented or reduced. This new edition of Diabetes Care is a reference source for all aspects of care in the management and understanding of diabetes. It provides a step-by-step guide to diabetes care and includes information on 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, extensive advice 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. It also provides up-to-date guidance on managing diabetic emergencies including hypoglycaemia and diabetic ketoacidosis, and new advice about diabetes care in A&E and the hospital setting. There is also an expanded section on using data and audit to review and improve care.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Is it diabetes? Chapter 2 Assessing a person with diabetes Chapter 3 The aims of diabetes care Chapter 4 Diabetes education Chapter 5 Healthy eating and drinking (including management of obesity) Chapter 6 Urine testing Chapter 7 Blood glucose and ketone testing Chapter 8 Non-insulin medications Chapter 9 Insulin Chapter 10 Low blood glucose: hypoglycaemia Chapter 11 High blood glucose: hyperglycaemia Chapter 12 Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic state (HHS) Chapter 13 Exercise Chapter 14 Diabetic tissue damage Chapter 15 Diabetic foot problems Chapter 16 Diabetes in young people Chapter 17 Diabetes in women Chapter 18 Diabetes in men Chapter 19 Older people with diabetes Chapter 20 Diabetes in different ethnic groups Chapter 21 Work Chapter 22 Travel Chapter 23 Psychological and social aspects of diabetes Chapter 24 Diabetes care in hospital Chapter 25 Local diabetes care Chapter 26 Links