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Diabetes Care Rowan Hillson, MBE, MD, FRCP

Diabetes Care By Rowan Hillson, MBE, MD, FRCP

Diabetes Care by Rowan Hillson, MBE, MD, FRCP

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Diabetes is increasingly common. Written in a friendly, easy-to-read way, with summaries for quick reference and detailed information when needed, this book is aimed at health care professionals in primary, community and secondary care, helping experienced staff update their knowledge, and acting as a quick guide for those new to diabetes.

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Diabetes Care: A Practical Manual by Rowan Hillson, MBE, MD, FRCP

Diabetes Care: a practical manual is a concise and easy-to-read reference source for all aspects of care in the management and understanding of diabetes. This book provides a step-by-step guide to diabetes care for doctors, nurses and other health care professionals working in primary, community and secondary care; particularly general practitioners, practice nurses, diabetes specialist nurses, junior hospital doctors, and ward nurses, and pharmacists. The author draws on practical experience and takes a realistic, common-sense approach to the assessment, education, monitoring and treatment of diabetes in all age groups. New diagnostic criteria are explained, and the bewildering range of new pills, insulins and gadgets are clearly discussed with help in choosing the right one for your patient. There are detailed sections on helping patients to manage diabetes in every day life - eating, exercise, work and travel. There is extensive advice on the monitoring and adjustment of glucose levels, and how to prevent and cope with emergencies, whether in the GP's surgery or the intensive care unit. This book focuses particularly on the prevention, detection and treatment of diabetic tissue damage, including heart disease. Less well-recognised but important tissue damage and its management is also included. Specific chapters are devoted to children, the elderly and those from varied ethnic backgrounds, and men and women with diabetes. Diabetes Care:a practical manual gently guides those who wish to establish new diabetic services, and provides more detailed specialist information for those who wish to enhance the diabetes care they already provide.

Diabetes Care Reviews

Reviews from previous diabetes title by this author This book is well written, easy to understand and contains a wealth of knowledge for health professionals. Practice Nurse, 2004 I would recommend this book for someone who (1) is starting to care for patients with diabetes, and (2) already has the theoretical knowledge of diabetes and who needs specific, practical guidelines on how to diagnose, treat, educate and follow-up individuals with diabetes. Journal of the Canadian Dietetic Association 1997

About Rowan Hillson, MBE, MD, FRCP

Dr Rowan Hillson, MBE, MD, FRCP was appointed Consultant Physician in Diabetes & Endocrinology, and General Internal Medicine at The Hillingdon Hospital in Uxbridge, UK in 1989. She led the diabetes team, and the project to establish Diabeticare, an internationally-recognised diabetes centre; and chaired the Hillingdon Consensus Care Diabetes Project, working district-wide with health care professionals and people with diabetes to produce local guidelines for diabetes care. She was elected to the national committee of the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists in 2006. Dr Hillson will continue to work part-time at The Hillingdon Hospital as a diabetologist and on-call physician. Dr Hillson graduated from Birmingham in 1974. She established the British Diabetes Association/Outward Bound courses for people with diabetes in 1981 - a worldwide first and ran 30 courses in 15 years.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations ; 1. Is it diabetes? ; 2. Assessing a person with diabetes ; 3. The aims of diabetes care ; 4. Diabetes education ; 5. Healthy eating and drinking ; 6. Urine testing ; 7. Blood glucose and ketone testing ; 8. Non-insulin treatments ; 9. Insulin treatments ; 10. Low blood glucose - hypoglycaemia ; 11. High blood glucose - hyperglycaemia ; 12. Diabetic ketoacidosis and non-ketotic hyperosmolar hyperglycaemia (DKA and HONK) ; 13. Exercise ; 14. Diabetic tissue damage ; 15. Diabetic foot problems ; 16. Diabetes in young people ; 17. Diabetes in women ; 18. Diabetes in men ; 19. Older people with diabetes ; 20. Diabetes in different ethnic groups ; 21. Work ; 22. Travel ; 23. Psychological and social aspects of diabetes ; 24. Diabetes care in hospital ; 25. District diabetes care ; 26. Useful contacts

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Diabetes Care: A Practical Manual by Rowan Hillson, MBE, MD, FRCP
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