Diabetes: Chronic Complications

Diabetes: Chronic Complications

by Kenneth M. Shaw
     
 

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This edition of Diabetes: Chronic Complications provides both the experienced and trainee endocrinologist with easy-to-read, up-to-date practical guidance on the management of the many complications that can result from the onset of diabetes, such as kidney failure, cardiovascular disease, retinal failure, and cerebrovascular disease. Reflecting the 

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This edition of Diabetes: Chronic Complications provides both the experienced and trainee endocrinologist with easy-to-read, up-to-date practical guidance on the management of the many complications that can result from the onset of diabetes, such as kidney failure, cardiovascular disease, retinal failure, and cerebrovascular disease. Reflecting the rapid developments currently taking place in the field, the second edition introduces  a brand-new section on liver complications in diabetes, additional material on mental health complications in the section on diabetes and the brain, coverage of  dyslipidaemia and hypertension in the section on diabetes and the heart, five MCQ's in each section to help improve clinical skills, and a case study and key points summary box in every chapter.

Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Rebecca Brown, MD (University of Chicago Medical Center)
Description: This is an information-dense but readable book about all aspects of diabetic complications. It includes commonly discussed issues such as eye disease and kidney disease, but it also delves into lesser known complications such as mental health and oral health. Previous editions were published in 1996 and 2005.
Purpose: According to the editors, the purpose is to provide up-to-date science and guidance about the pathophysiology and management of a wide array of diabetic complications. Given the diabetic epidemic we face, this is a worthy objective.
Audience: The book is appropriate for all health providers who care for individuals with diabetes, which includes internists, family practitioners, and subspecialists as well as housestaff officers and students.
Features: Each chapter focuses on a particular complication of diabetes, although the editors acknowledge that complications do not typically occur in isolation. The best chapters focus on less-discussed diabetic complications, especially liver disease, sexual health, and brain dysfunction. The book has many figures and pictures, but all are in black and white; color would enhance the appearance.
Assessment: This book provides well-referenced, up-to-date information about diabetic complications and, although this data is available from other sources, it provides it in a readable format. Given that the science related to diabetes is changing rapidly, a new edition is justified.
From the Publisher
"Considering the ever increasing number of people afflicted with diabetes this is a timely update." (E-STREAMS, June 2007)

"…ideal for the healthcare practitioner with limited experience in treating patients." (The Annals of Pharmcotherapy, May 2006)

"...easy to read..." (Practical Diabetes International, Vol 22 (9), November 2005)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470656181
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/08/2012
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Professor Kenneth M. Shaw MA (CANTAB) MD FRCP. Professor Shaw is Honorary Consultant Physician, specialising in general medicine, diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism; based at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Portsmouth. Professor Shaw leads an internationally recognised and award winning, multidisciplinary, professional diabetes team in Portsmouth. Professor Shaw is an Alumna of the University of Cambridge, UK and a Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society of London. Professor Shaw is Editor-in-Chief of the Wiley journal, Practical Diabetes International and has authored over 200 publications.  He is also Chairman of the Professional Support and Development Committee for Diabetes UK.

Michael H. Cummings MD, FRCP Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust & University of Portsmouth. Professor Cummings was appointed as Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Queen Alexandra Hospital in 1996. He is also Honorary Professor in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Portsmouth University. Professor Cummings has 44 articles listed on PubMed.

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