'This remarkably comprehensive book reflects the depth of knowledge and experience of its author and will assist nurses in the process of diabetes management. I wholeheartedly recommend this text to all health professionals whether working directly in, or on, the fringe of diabetes. ' From the foreword by Marg McGill, Chair, International Diabetes Federation Consultative Section on Diabetes Education Care of People with Diabetes is an essential guide to the care and management of people with diabetes mellitus, with particular emphasis on the acute care setting. It is written by an experienced clinical nurse specialist with extensive knowledge of evidence-based diabetes care. The book serves as an essential companion to clinical practice for nurses and health professionals. This third edition of Care of People with Diabetes has been extensively revised, and includes new information on smoking cessation, diabetes and driving, coeliac disease and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
Key features: Fully revised new edition of a successful text Provides the evidence for best practice Includes protocols for consistent care and improvement of patient outcomes Each chapter includes lists of key points, boxes highlighting key information, further reading, patient information, and patient care sheets.
List of Figures. List of Tables. Example Forms and Instruction Sheets. Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. List of Abbreviations and Symbols. 1 Diagnosing and Classifying Diabetes. 2 Holistic Assessment, Nursing Diagnosis, and Documentation. 3 Monitoring Diabetes Mellitus. 4 Nutrition, Obesity and Exercise. 5 Medicines Management. 6 Hypoglycaemia. 7 Hyperglycaemia, Acute Illness, Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA), Hyperosmolar Coma (HONK), and Lactic Acidosis. 8 Long-Term Complications of Diabetes. 9 Management During Surgical and Investigative Procedures. 10 Managing Common Conditions Associated with Diabetes. 11 Diabetes and Sexual Health. 12 Diabetes in Older People. 13 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents. 14 Women, Pregnancy, and Gestational Diabetes. 15 Psychological and Quality of Life Issues Related to Having Diabetes. 16 Diabetes Education. 17 Discharge Planning. 18 Community, Practice Nursing, and Home-Based Care. 19 Complementary and Alternative Therapies and Diabetes. 20 Nursing Care in the Emergency and Outpatient Departments. Appendix A: Associations Providing Services for People with Diabetes. Appendix B: Diabetes Reference Material for Nursing Staff. Appendix C: Reading Material for People with Diabetes. Index.