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The effective management of diabetes can delay or even prevent the development of complications. Patients will often need to take a variety of medications, in addition to embracing lifestyle changes, to achieve this. Prescribing in Diabetes gives clear information about the options for treating the various aspects of diabetes, such as abnormal blood glucose, high blood pressure and abnormal cholesterol. It also gives practical advice on how to support people in managing their problems independently and improve their lifestyle, by making better choices armed with a thorough understanding of the condition and options for treatment. Chapters cover the range of methods available for the delivery of medicines to patients, the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes and an overview on how the drugs work. The book also discusses normal blood glucose regulation, self-monitoring, weight management, smoking cessation and the management of the most common complications. - Divided into key diabetes prescribing areas which gives the reader easy access to relevant information - Includes key trails and relevant NICE guidelines in each chapter to provide the reader with an evidence-base and national perspectives - Gives non-prescribing options to enhance diabetes control, reinforcing the importance of lifestyle improvement and development of self-management skills in diabetes care CONTENTS Preface; 1. Patient group directions, patient specific directions and prescribing; 2. Pharmacology and decision-making in prescribing; 3. Normal blood glucose regulation and diabetes; 4. Supporting lifestyle changes and patient empowerment; 5. Management of glycaemia by oral hypoglycaemic agents; 6. Insulin therapy; 7. Management of increased cardiovascular risk; 8. Acute and long-term complications; Index
Cambridge University Press
May 29, 2008
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