Hypoglycaemia in Clinical Diabetes

Hypoglycaemia in Clinical Diabetes

by Brian M. Frier
     
 

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If you regularly see patients with diabetes who experience hypoglycaemia and need expert guidance, then this is the book for you.

Hypoglycaemia in Clinical Diabetes, 3rd Edition once again provides health professionals involved in the management of people with diabetes with an expertly written, comprehensive guide to hypoglycaemia, the

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If you regularly see patients with diabetes who experience hypoglycaemia and need expert guidance, then this is the book for you.

Hypoglycaemia in Clinical Diabetes, 3rd Edition once again provides health professionals involved in the management of people with diabetes with an expertly written, comprehensive guide to hypoglycaemia, the most common and feared side effect of insulin treatment for diabetes.

With reference to ADA and EASD guidelines throughout, topics covered include the physiology of hypoglycaemia and the body’s response to a low blood glucose, its presentation and clinical features, potential morbidity and optimal clinical management in order to achieve and maintain good glycaemic control.

Particular attention is paid to the way hypoglycaemia is managed in different groups of patients, such as the elderly, in children, or during pregnancy.

New chapters in this edition include:

  • Psychological effects of hypoglycaemia
  • Technology for hypoglycaemia: CSII and CGM
  • Exercise management and hypoglycaemia in type 1 diabetes
  • Neurological sequelae of hypoglycaemia

Valuable for diabetologists, endocrinologists, non-specialist physicians and general practitioners, Hypoglycaemia in Clinical Diabetes, 3rd Edition provides expert clinical guidance to this extremely common and potentially serious complication associated with diabetic management.

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Editorial Reviews

Reviewer:Amy Hess-Fischl, MS, RD, DN, BC-ADM, CDE(University of Chicago Medical Center)
Description:This is a thorough review of hypoglycemia and how it relates to the care and treatment of people with diabetes. The new edition incorporates more practical information regarding risk factors and treatment, especially pertaining to the type 2 population. The first edition was published in 1999.
Purpose:The purpose is to provide a thorough overview of hypoglycemia and its clinical significance to those who live with diabetes. This is a topic important to all healthcare professionals who work with patients with diabetes. The authors achieve the objectives with ease, incorporating useful information in all the chapters along with practical information to share with those who live with diabetes.
Audience:The book is written for all healthcare professionals who manage patients with diabetes, but it would be useful for interns, residents, and nursing students to gain a better understanding of hypoglycemia. Given that the authors were involved in the first edition, they are credible authorities and chose worthy authors for the chapters.
Features:The book begins with an excellent review of normal responses to hypoglycemia, setting the stage for an in-depth review of all aspects of hypoglycemia. Of particular interest, each chapter ends with bullet points of practical information that readers use with patients with diabetes. These bullet points reiterate the items practitioners should focus on with patients. The most practical chapter for use with patients is chapter 14, Living with Hypoglycaemia, which does an excellent job ofdiscussing driving and other important topics for people with diabetes. There are sufficient tables and figures in each chapter, enhancing the text without detracting from the overall message. Obviously, new information is published regularly, but this is the most up-to-date available regarding hypoglycemia.
Assessment:There are a plethora of books on hypoglycemia for the general population, with varying usefulness. For healthcare professionals, there is only one other textbook of value, Hypoglycemia: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment, Cryer (Oxford University Press, 1997). Due to its age and the fact that there is only one chapter devoted to diabetes, it is far more outdated than even the previous edition of this book. This second edition adds more updated research as well as more practical information for healthcare professionals.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470672006
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2014
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.00(d)

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