The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus: An International Perspective / Edition 2

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The first edition of this book gained recognition as the definitive textbook of diabetes epidemiology. The second edition builds on this success, gathering recent information on international trends and data for diabetes mellitus. In particular, the book highlights the dramatic rise of Type 2 diabetes in children, adolescents and the elderly throughout the world. One new section features prevention and screening of both Type1 and Type 2 diabetes. Other new chapters cover the epidemiology of obesity and the impact of nutrition, and review available guidelines for better worldwide glycemic control. Future challenges, including the effects of antipsychotic treatment and HIV infection and therapy on diabetes, are also addressed. All chapters have been completely revised and updated, covering: definitions, classification and risk factors for diabetes new evidence for screening and prevention of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes epidemiology of complications and associated risk factors economic aspects: the direct and indirect costs of diabetes. The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus fills the need for a current compendium of diabetes epidemiology in the tradition of the first monumental text of the late Kelly West. It is essential reading for general practitioners, diabetologists, clinical endocrinologists, cardiologists, epidemiologists, nurses, dieticians, and other diabetes care providers, as well as health care decision makers.

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"Highly referenced. Recommended to all diabetologists and epidemiologists" (Pediatric Endocrinology, May 2009)
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Alexander B. Lurie, MD (University of Chicago Medical Center)
Description: This book reviews the epidemiology and diagnosis of diabetes mellitus, covering diagnosis and prevention, the epidimiology of specfic world populations, and risk factors and complications of diabetes.
Purpose: The purpose is to give a global overview of epidemiological studies done in diabetes over the past 20 years. Since it has been more than 20 years since the last publication of this sort, this book is a well needed update and overview of recent epidemiological data.
Audience: According to the author, the book is intended for all diabetes care providers, researchers, and public health experts. I would agree with this statement. The author is one of the leading experts in the field.
Features: The book is divided into three major sections. The first focuses on definitions, diagnosis and prevention. In addition to giving useful guidelines, it contains an excellent historical overview of various diabetes classification terms. For example, it discusses how the previous WHO classification of diabetes (IDDM vs. NIDDM) has evolved in the current ADA classification of type 1 and 2 diabetes. There is also a good overview of how the diagnostic criteria has changed, especially with regard to the oral glucose tolerance test. Genetic and environmental determinants of diabetes are also discussed. The second part consists of chapters directed at specific populations — e.g. African American, Native Americans, as well as specific regions of the world — Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, China, and Japan. Of particular relevance to those practicing in U.S. inner city clinics is a chapter devoted to understanding the increasingly prevalent "youth-onset type 2 diabetes" — patients who are diagnosed as children with type 1 diabetes mellitus, yet their subsequent clinical course more resembles type 2 diabetes. This chapter gives an excellent overview of the epidemioology, trends, and pathogenesis of this "intermediate" form of diabetes. The third, large section is devoted to risk factors and complications of diabetes and gives an overview of pathogenesis and strategies to prevent these complications.
Assessment: This book would be an excellent reference for any endocrinologist or primary care physician with an interest in diabetes — not only in terms of understanding diabetes pathogenesis and epidemiological trends, but also for implemetning preventative strategies based on thsese trends. Since it has been some 25 years since the last book of its kind, this is a much needed addition to the field.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470017272
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/10/2008
  • Edition description: New
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 720
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

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1: Introduction (Jean-Marie Ekoè, Marian Rewers, Rhys Williams and Paul Z. Zimmet).

2: The Clinical Syndrome and the Biochemical Definition (Jean-Marie Ekoè, Paul Z. Zimmet and Jean-Francois Yale).

3: Diagnosis and Classification (Jean-Marie. Ekoè and Paul Z. Zimmet).

4: Epidemiology of Metabolic Syndrome (Dianna J. Magliano, Adrian Cameron, Jonathan E. Shaw and Paul Z. Zimmet).

5: Obesity and Diabetes (Rachel Huxley, Abdullah Omari and Ian D. Caterson).

6: Methodology for Physical Activity Assessment (Kristi L. Storti, Edward W. Gregg and Andrea M. Kriska).

7: Epidemiology of Nutrition and Diabetes Mellitus: Etiology and Environmental Factors (Jim Mann and Monika Toeller).

8: Genetic Epidemiology of Type 2 Diabetes (Leif Groop, Valeriya Lyssenko, Charlotte Ling and Marju Orho-Melander).

9: Epidemiologic Aspects of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Europe (Harry Keen).

10: The Burden of Diabetes and its Complications in theMiddle East and Eastern Mediterranean Region (Imad M. El-Kebbi and Michael M. Engelgau).

11: Epidemiology of Diabetes in Africa (Ayesha A. Motala, Mahomed A. K. Omar and Fraser J. Pirie).

12: Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus in Latin America (Laèrcio J. Franco and Sandra R. G. Ferreira).

13: Diabetes in the Caribbean . . . an Epidemiological Review! (Errol Morrison and Dalip Ragoobirsingh).

14: Japan (Naoko Tajima).

15: Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus in China (Juliana C. N. Chan and Clive S. Cockram).

16: Epidemiology of Diabetes in South East Asia (Ambady Ramachandran and Chamukuttan Snehalatha).

17: The Epidemiology of Diabetes in Pacific Island Populations (Stephen Colagiuri, Taniela Palu, Satupaitea Viali, Zafiml Hussain and Ruth Colagiuri).

18: Epidemiology of Type 2 Diabetes in North America (Linda S. Geiss, Jing Wang, Edward W. Gregg and Michael M. Engelgau).

19: Non-Caucasian North American Populations: Native Americans (Meda E. Pavkov, K. M. Venkat Narayan, Robert G. Nelson, Robert L. Hanson and William C. Knowler).

20: Epidemiology of Type 2 Diabetes in Hispanic North Americans (Judith Baxter and Richard F. Hamman).

21: Non-Caucasian North American Populations: African Americans (Mary A. Banerji and Harold Lebovitz).

22: Epidemiology of Diabetes in Asian North Americans (Marguerite J. McNeely and Wilfred Y. Fujimoto).

23: Epidemiology of Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents (Jonathan E. Shaw and Dana M. Dabelea).

24: Global Epidemiology of Type 1 Diabetes (Lars C. Stene, Jaakko Tuomilehto and Marian Rewers).

25: Epidemiology of Childhood Diabetes Mellitus in Non-Caucasian Populations (Rebecca B. Lipton).

26: Genetic Epidemiology of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (Kirsten O. Kyvik and Anders Green).

27: Recent Trends in Screening and Prevention of Type 1 Diabetes (Marian Rewers).

28: Non pharmacological Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes (Jaakko Tuomilehto).

29: Pharmacological Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes (Andrè J. Scheen).

30: The Epidemiology of Eye Diseases in Diabetes (Tien Y. Wong and Ron Klein).

31: The Epidemiology of Diabetic Kidney Disease )Anne T. Reutens, Louise Prentice and Robert C. Atkins).

32: Epidemiology of Large-vessel Disease in Diabetes: Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke (Elizabeth Barrett-Connor).

33: The Epidemiology of Peripheral Vascular Disease (Nalini Singh, Stephanie Wheeler and Edward J. Boyko).

34: Epidemiology of Diabetic Neuropathy (Andrew J. M. Boulton).

35: Epidemiology of Acute Complications: Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar State and Hypoglycemia (Alberta B. Rewers).

36: Mortality and Life Expectancy Associated with Diabetes (Elizabeth L. M. Barr, Paul Z. Zimmet and Jonathan E. Shaw).

37: Economic Costs (Rhys Williams and Thomas J. Songer).

38: Clinical Practice Guidelines: A Global Perspective (Barbara Currie, Ehud Ur and Thomas Ransom).

39: Antipsychotic Therapies and Glucose Dysregulation in the Mental Illness Population (Gilbert L’Italien and John Newcomer).

40: Diabetes, Insulin Resistance and Glucose Metabolism in HIV Infection and its Treatment (Kathy Samaras and Don J. Chisholm).


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