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The Uncomplicated Guide to Diabetes Complications

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Diabetes complications can be prevented, and they can be treated - you need to know what you're up against and how to take care of yourself. The Uncomplicated Guide to Diabetes Complications is divided into chapters on major parts and systems of the body, and the complications that may affect them, giving you the edge that you need to protect yourself and to prevent or slow down complications.
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Overview


Diabetes complications can be prevented, and they can be treated - you need to know what you're up against and how to take care of yourself. The Uncomplicated Guide to Diabetes Complications is divided into chapters on major parts and systems of the body, and the complications that may affect them, giving you the edge that you need to protect yourself and to prevent or slow down complications.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580402903
  • Publisher: American Diabetes Association
  • Publication date: 6/22/2009
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 458
  • Sales rank: 728,092
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Marvin E. Levin, MD, is a former professor

of clinical medicine and associate director of the Endocrinology,

Diabetes, and Metabolism Clinic at Washington University

School of Medicine. He is also the author of Diabetic Foot: A

Clinical Atlas now in its seventh edition.

Michael A. Pfeifer, MD, MS, CDE, FACE, a

certified diabetes educator and physician, is a former director

of the Obesity and Diabetes Center of the East Carolina

School of Medicine. He is currently a senior director in

Pharmaceutical Research & Development for Johnson &

Johnson Pharmaceuticals.

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Table of Contents

Introduction v

General Overview

1 Diabetes: The Facts and Figures 3

2 Pre-Diabetes 9

3 Diabetes Standards of Care 16

Acute Complications

4 DKA, HHS, and Lactic Acidosis 29

5 Low Blood Glucose 43

Chronic Complications Cardiovascular Complications

6 Heart Disease 53

7 Risk Factors for Heart Disease 69

8 Cholesterol and Other Blood Fats 77

9 High Blood Pressure 85

10 Peripheral Arterial Disease 100

11 Stroke 109

Eye Complications

12 Eye Disease 121

13 The Genetics of Eye Disease 146

Nerve Complications

14 Nerve Damage: Legs, Feet, and Arms 157

15 Foot Care 167

16 Nerve Damage: Internal Organs and Localized Damage 190

Kidney Complications

17 Diabetic Kidney Disease 206

Other Complications

18 Gastrointestinal Complications 223

19 Fatty Liver and NASH 233

20 Men's Sexual Health 240

21 Women's Sexual Health 247

22 Skin Complications 265

23 Bone Health 288

24 Oral and Dental Health 296

25 Anemia 302

Associations with Diabetes

26 The Metabolic Syndrome 311

27 Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) 317

28 Cancer 321

29 Sleep Disturbance 329

30 Infections 335

31 Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease 347

32 Psychosocial Complications 355

Confounders of Diabetes and Its Complications

33 Obesity 369

34 Smoking 383

35 Transplants: Kidney, Pancreas, and Islet Cells 389

Appendix: Medications and Blood Glucose 407

Index 435

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