Diabetic Neurology offers a unique focus on the broad neurological complications of diabetes, bridging the clinical divide between diabetology and neurology with a practitioner-friendly guide for the recognition, investigation and management of diabetic patients with neurological disease.
This book provides a comprehensive, practical review of the problems encountered at the interface of diabetes and neurology. The point form format facilitates a thorough summary of the diabetological and neurological approach to patients and their related disease states.
The authors of this book bring together their expertise in these shared fields to address the problems neurologists may encounter in diabetic patients and the important neurological issues to consider in diabetes clinics. The emphasis is on adult patients and some topics are deliberately covered in more than one section, depending on the context of the discussion.
The book’s three sections provide:
- An overview of diabetes care directed towards neurologists and of neurological basics directed towards diabetologists
- A summary of various neurological presentations, both common and serious, which both specialties must be cognizant of
- A discussion of rare conditions, their neurological and diabetic complications
This book is a comprehensive and useful reference for diabetologists, endocrinologists, internists and neurologists.
Section 1: Diabetes in Neurology
Chapter 1: Diabetes Basics
Chapter 2: Neurological basics
Section 2: Diagnosis and Approach
Chapter 3: Neurological Presentations
Chapter 4: ‘Red flags” in neurology and diabetes
Section 3: Neurological Problems in Diabetics
Chapter 5: Acute hyperglycemia
Chapter 6: Hypoglycemia
Chapter 7: Cerebrovascular disease
Chapter 8: Neuropathic pain
Chapter 9 : Polyneuropathy (DPN)
Chapter 10 : Entrapment neuropathies
Chapter 11: Focal neuropathies without entrapment
Chapter 12: Lumbosacral plexopathy
Chapter 13: Diabetic autonomic neuropathy (DAN)
Chapter 14: Dementia and Cerebral Microvascular Disease
Chapter 15: Neurological infections in diabetes
Chapter 16: Neurological complications of diabetic nephropathy
Chapter 17: Uncommon neurological disorders associated with diabetes
Douglas W. Zochodne, M.D.
Professor in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Calgary; Director of the faculty’s Neuromuscular Clinic; and Director of Clinical Neurophysiology (Adult EMG) for Alberta Health Services. Dr. Zochodne is founder of the Peripheral Nerve Research Laboratory (Zochodne Laboratory) at the University and a recognized Scientist at the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research in Edmonton, Alberta. He graduated from Medical School at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario in 1980 and is President of the Peripheral Nerve Society.
Gregory Kline, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Endocrinology, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Calgary; Associate Medical Director of the Foothills Osteoporosis Centre in Calgary; and staff member at both the Calgary Health Region and the city’s Tom Baker Cancer Centre. Dr. Kline graduated from medical school at the University of Western Ontario in 1996. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Eric E. Smith, M.D.
Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Calgary; Assistant Professor of Neurology; Joint Assistant Professor of Community Health Sciences; and Joint Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Calgary. Dr. Smith is also Director of the Cognitive Neurosciences Clinic at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary. He gained his medical degree from Montreal’s McGill University in 1998 and is a Fellow of the American Heart Association (AHA) and on the executive committee of the ACCF/AHA Task Force on Clinical Guidelines.
Michael D. Hill, M.D., M.Sc.
Associate Dean of Clinical Research and Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Calgary, and Directory of the Stroke Unit at the Calgary Stroke Program. Dr. Hill graduated with his medical degree from the University of Ottawa in 1993 and received a Master’s Degree in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Calgary in 2003. He is presently on the editorial boards of Stroke, Neurology, and the Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences.