Vital DiabetesAuthors: Charles Fox, Mary MacKinnon
As anyone who works in general practice or the community knows, managing diabetes as well as everything else is a superhuman task – especially with treatment guidelines changing all the time. Written by two experts in the field, this book will give you all the support you need for best practice in diabetes care.
This new fourth edition includes commentary on the implementation strategy of the National Service Framework, DESMOND (Diabetes Self-management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed) and the new GP Contract, as well as covering new insights into Type 2 diabetes and how to manage it.
If you are involved in diabetes, particularly Type 2 diabetes, this handy guide is a must for you.
“Full of the kind of essential and up-to-date information you need to deliver the best practice in diabetes care.”
M. Carpenter, Diabetes Grapevine
“Excellent book – good quick reference material for use within the clinical area.”
Julie Grindley, Practice Nursing Sister, Audlem Medical Practice, Crewe
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 The impact of living with diabetes
2 Insights into type 2 diabetes
3 National Service Frameworks and NICE
4 Screening and identification
5 Early management of type 2 diabetes
6 Educating patients about managing type 2 diabetes
7 Longer term management of type 2 diabetes
8 How to control blood glucose levels
9 How to reduce long-term complications of diabetes
10 How to manage type 1 diabetes
11 How to manage pregnancy and gestational diabetes
12 Living with diabetes
13 Emergencies and illness
14 Diabetes care and general practice