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Diabetes




ISBN 9780273758013
Published May 3, 2012 by Routledge
64 Pages

 
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Book Description

On the increase worldwide, diabetes is well recognized as a complex and challenging condition. This pocket-sized guide puts diabetes information at your fingertips, equipping you with the essential knowledge and skills to deliver effective day-to-day diabetes care competently and confidently.

 

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Table of Contents

Contents

 

Introduction

 

Diabetes basics

Blood glucose regulation

Types of diabetes

Type 1 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes

Other types of diabetes

Symptoms of diabetes

Diagnosis

Diabetes

Impaired glucose regulation

Oral glucose tolerance test

Complications

 

Diabetes management

Self-management

Lifestyle

Diet

Carbohydrates

Fibre

Fat

Salt

Alcohol

Food labels

Exercise

Weight

Smoking

Medication

Insulin

Types of insulin/regimen

Administration

Injection sites

Storage

Side-effects

Other therapies

Tablets

Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogues

Annual review

 

Glycaemic control

Monitoring

HbA1c

Target

Frequency

Capillary blood glucose (CBG)

Target

Frequency

Urinalysis

Ketones

Hyperglycaemia

Causes of hyperglycaemia

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)

Hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar state (HHS)

Sick-day rules

Hypoglycaemia

Causes of hypoglycaemia

Symptoms

Hypoglycaemic unawareness

Nocturnal hypoglycaemia

Treatment

Mild to moderate hypos

More severe hypos

Follow-on

Prevention

Erratic blood glucose

Inpatient care

 

Long-term complications

Prevention

Screening and monitoring

Footcare

 

Life with diabetes

Children and young people

Cultural background

Depression

Driving

Employment

End of life

Identification

Non-concordance

Older people

Physical activity

Pregnancy

Prescriptions

Special occasions

Support

Travel

Vaccinations

 

Glossary

 

References

 

Key documents

 

Useful websites

 

 

 

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