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Diabetes

1st Edition

By Erica Whettem

Routledge

64 pages

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Paperback: 9780273758013
pub: 2012-05-03
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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

About the Series

Nursing and Health Survival Guides

These handy pocket-sized books equip the nursing and healthcare student with all the essential information and tips they need whilst studying and on placement. Concise and ideal for quick reference, they cover key areas from clinical skills, through drugs in use and infection control, to health promotion and palliative care.

Offering quick and easy access to selected survival guides, the Nursing and Health Survival Guide app is now available for your smartphone or tablet!

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED058000
MEDICAL / Nursing / General

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