This is a one-stop text for all those involved in the clinical care of people with diabetes beyond a supervised hospital setting. Diabetes accounts for an increasing percent of NHS resources, with growing pressure placed upon PCT to diagnose patients earlier and manage treatment pathways more efficiently. Covering Type 1 and 2 diabetes, the book takes a practical user-friendly approach to diabetes management in primary care, responding to the most recent NICE guidelines and encouraging best practices.
What is Diabetes? Diagnosis. Risks Burdens Morbidity. Initial Management. Communication & Motivation. Co-Morbidities. Testing / Monitoring. Medication. Weight. Communication & Motivation. Sickness, Emergencies, and Intercurrent Illness. Complications - Avoidance, Identification & Management. Vulnerable Populations. Future Trends - A Brief Look at Possible Future Therapies.