The sixth edition of Management of Diabetes Mellitus fully reorganizes and expands upon the previous editions. While the new edition continues to set forth practical and easy-to-use guidelines for management, the newly expanded chapters contain detailed information on managing patients with different types of diabetes (type 1 and type 2), and further differentiates treatment and management strategies for various age groups. This edition also offers clear and concise explanations of the disease process, newly revised guidelines for the use of complementary and alternative therapies, and a guide for developing an educational program.
Guthrie and Guthrie also stress the importance of self-management of diabetes, as much of this edition is dedicated to educating the diabetic patient on how to provide self-care, and control both acute and chronic complications of the disease. For the convenience of practitioners and diabetic patients themselves, this book contains reproducible forms, protocols, and guides that can be used for managing diabetes, including:
- Nutrition questionnaires
- Meal patterns comparing exchanges
- Carb Counting and Calorie Points
- Sample Calorie Point Distributions
- Exercise Log
- Intake Assessment Guide
- Clinical Practice Recommendations
- A guide to the "pattern approach"
Diana W. Guthrie, RN, PhD, C, ARNP, FAAN, CDE, BC-ADM, received an associate arts degree from Graceland College in Iowa; a bachelor of science in nursing and a masters of science in public health from the University of Missouri-Columbia; an education specialist in counseling and development at the Wichita State University; and a doctorate from Walden University, St. Paul, Minnesota. She is now Professor Emeritus, Department of Pediatrics, University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. Adjunct professor appointment is held with the School of Nursing at the Wichita State University. She has been involved in the field of diabetes since 1969 as a diabetes educator, consultant, diabetes nurse specialist, and diabetes nurse practitioner. She is certified in counseling, community health, stress management education, holistic nursing, healing touch, and as a diabetes educator and advanced diabetes nurse practitioner. She holds diplomate status in clinical biofeedback and is a fellow of the American Board of Medical Psychotherapy and the National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists. Dr. Guthrie is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. In Kansas, she is a also recognized as an advanced registered nurse practitioner and as a licensed clinical marriage and family therapist and licensed clinical professional counselor. Dr. Guthrie received the Outstanding Educator Award from the American Diabetes Association and the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Diabetes Educators.
Richard A. Guthrie, MD, FAAP, CDE, FACE, is a clinical professor of the Department of Pediatrics and Family Practice, University of Kansas-Wichita, medical director of the Robert L. Jackson Diabetes Associates, president of Great Plains Diabetes Research, Inc., and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Endocrinologists. He has been in the field of diabetes since 1966, and has served on various committees and chaired or been a member of the local and national board of Directors of the American Diabetes Association and the American Association of Diabetes Educators. He is boarded in Pediatric Endocrinology and, because of the increasing number of non-pediatric patients referred to him, opened his practice to adults in 1979. He is one of the growing number of physicians who is certified as a diabetes educator.