Diabetes CareA Practical Manual

Diabetes CareA Practical Manual

Rowan Hillson

Print publication date: Feb 2015

ISBN: 9780198705635

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

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.