Prescribing in Diabetes

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Overview

The effective management of diabetes can delay or even prevent the development of complications. Patients will often need to take a variety of medications, in addition to embracing lifestyle changes, to achieve this. Prescribing in Diabetes gives clear information about the options for treating the various aspects of diabetes, such as abnormal blood glucose, high blood pressure and abnormal cholesterol. It also gives practical advice on how to support people in managing their problems independently and improve their lifestyle, by making better choices armed with a thorough understanding of the condition and options for treatment. Chapters cover the range of methods available for the delivery of medicines to patients, the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes and an overview on how the drugs work. The book also discusses normal blood glucose regulation, self-monitoring, weight management, smoking cessation and the management of the most common complications.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Kathleen M Woodruff, DNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: This book presents information in a clear format to help healthcare providers focus on safe and effective prescribing practices for patients with diabetes.
Purpose: This book, in conjunction with the Nurse Prescribers' Formulary, British National Formulary, Drug Tariff, and manufacturers' product information sheets, provides an essential guide for healthcare professionals prescribing for these patients. The author comprehensively addresses the objectives, providing information pertinent to healthcare professionals in the U.K.
Audience: The audience for this book includes nurses, pharmacists, and other allied health professionals in the U.K. The authors are experts in diabetes care in the U.K.
Features: The book provides in-depth information on therapeutic decision-making. Clear information is provided regarding diagnosing and managing a diabetic patient's blood glucose. Therapeutic options are discussed, including lifestyle management, oral hypoglycemic and insulin therapy. It also reviews diabetic complications and their management.
Assessment: This is an excellent reference for healthcare professionals managing the care of diabetic patients. Important information is clearly presented in tables. Many pictures and illustrations complement the text.
From the Publisher
"The book provides in-depth information on therapeutic decision-making. Clear information is provided regarding diagnosing and managing a diabetic patient's blood glucose. Therapeutic options are discussed, including lifestyle management, oral hypoglycemic and insulin therapy. It also reviews diabetic complications and their management...This is an excellent reference for healthcare professionals managing the care of diabetic patients. Important information is clearly presented in tables. Many pictures and illustrations complement the text."
—Doody's Review Service
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521713351
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/29/2008
  • Pages: 214
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jill Hill is a Diabetes Nurse Consultant, Community Diabetes Team, Birmingham East and North Primary Care Trust, UK.

Molly Courtenay is a Professor of Prescribing and Medicines Management, University of Reading, UK.

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Patient group directions, patient specific directions and prescribing; 2. Pharmacology and decision-making in prescribing; 3. Normal blood glucose regulation and diabetes; 4. Supporting lifestyle changes and patient empowerment; 5. Management of glycaemia by oral hypoglycaemic agents; 6. Insulin therapy; 7. Management of increased cardiovascular risk; 8. Acute and long-term complications; Index.

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