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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Anthony Pick, MD (University of Chicago Medical Center)
Description: This is a comprehensive and current overview of the regulation of intermediary metabolism in diabetic and nondiabetic humans. The first section gives a critical assessment of the major clinical research techniques used and is followed by detailed reviews of their application.
Purpose: The purpose is to review, in an easily understood fashion, the advances and contributions of clinical research to understanding the pathophysiology of diabetes, written by experts in the field. These worthy objectives were met by the authors.
Audience: The book is written for students, fellows, researchers, and practitioners interested in clinical investigation. It will also be of interest and value to individuals involved in diabetes and metabolism research at all levels of focus. The authors are published experts in the field and are credible authorities.
Features: This attractive book contains black-and-white figures, tables, and graphs of suitable quality and quantity. The references are well chosen and current. The major strength of the book is the uniform high quality of the text itself.
Assessment: The book is of superb quality and does an admirable job of lucidly and succinctly conveying, in a state-of-the-art fashion, exceedingly complicated and important physiological and pathophysiological concepts and highlights the relevance, elegance, and excitement of world-class clinical research. The book is a worthy addition to bookstores and libraries. It is a "must have" for those interested in metabolism and metabolism-related clinical research and for those desiring a detailed understanding of the physiology of intermediary metabolism and the pathophysiology of diabetes.