Over three editions the Handbook of Diabetes has built a reputation as an essential
practical manual on the assessment and management of patients with diabetes.
Previously written by Gareth Williams and John Pickup, the book has been completely
revised by Rudy Bilous and Richard Donnelly to reflect recent changes in diabetes
treatment and care. It contains information on the new IFCC units for measuring
blood glucose and the latest drugs being used to combat diabetes, as well as
alternative methods of insulin delivery.
The book has been fully updated and redesigned to make it even more user-friendly, and contains case histories, practice points, and landmark clinical trials highlighted in color in each chapter where appropriate. It also features an entirely new set of clinical photographs, and all 250 images from the book can be downloaded from the companion CD for use in presentations.
The Handbook of Diabetes is the ideal practical handbook for all health professionals with an interest in diabetes care.
Table of Contents
1 Introduction to Diabetes.
2 History of Diabetes.
3 Diagnosis and classification of diabetes.
4 Public health aspects of diabetes.
5 Normal physiology of insulin secretion and action.
6 Epidemiology and aetiology of type 1 diabetes.
7 Epidemiology and aetiology of type 2 diabetes.
8 Other types of diabetes.
9 Diabetes control and its measurement.
10 Management of type 1 diabetes.
11 Management of type 2 diabetes.
12 Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) & hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar state (HHS) & lactic acidosis.
14 Control and complications.
15 Diabetic eye disease.
16 Diabetic nephropathy.
17 Diabetic neuropathy.
18 Blood lipid abnormalities.
19 Hypertension in diabetes.
20 Macrovascular disease in diabetes.
21 Foot problems in diabetes.
22 Sexual problems in diabetes.
23 Gastrointestinal problems in diabetes.
24 Skin and connective tissue disorders in diabetes.
25 Psychological and psychiatric problems in diabetes.
26 Some intercurrent problems in diabetes.
27 Pregnancy and diabetes.
28 Diabetes in childhood and adolescence.
29 Diabetes in old age.
30 Diabetes and lifestyle.
31 Organization of diabetes care: diabetes specialist nursing, diabetes education and general practice.
32 Future directions in diabetes management and research.
Rudy Bilous MD, FRCP
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Hon. Consultant Endocrinologist
South Tees Foundation Trust
Richard Donnelly MD, PhD, FRCP, FRACP
Head, School of Graduate Entry Medicine and Health
University of Nottingham;
Hon. Consultant Physician
Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust