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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: 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.