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The growing problem of diabetes presents difficult challenges for sufferers and for those in the healthcare professions, who are in the unenviable position of trying to convince patients to change their lifestyle "for their own good." Handbook of Diabetes Management provides practical knowledge and advice that can help you anticipate the challenges of working with these Patients. What's more, since the knowledge here is evidence-based, you can assure your patients that the guidelines you're presenting to them have been shown to be effective.

This guide takes into account the complexity of the disease, the diversity of the populations it affects, and the continued improvement of care systems. It discusses the origins of diabetes and medication management and treatment, then presents advice based on the latest research findings on:

-behavioral health and self-management issues and interventions

-tips for patients dealing with issues such as travel, surgery, and foot care

-treating specific patient populations including Latinos, Native Americans, rural communities, and the uninsured

-case studies from successful, replicable programs

Also addressing the business aspects of diabetes care related to such areas as legal and regulatory issues and health policy initiatives, Handbook of Diabetes Management, brings you practical insights based on the latest research.

"This handbook book by expert professionals covers every aspect of diabetic care. It is a sound, evidence-based, culturally informative, practical approach to diabetes prevention and disease management."

-Kathleen Lambert, BSN, RN, JD, from the Foreword


There are few population-based resources available for the public health market. (Most diabetes resources tend to be for too medical or for the general public)

Material is very applied and includes 6 evidence-based real case studies illustrating the successes of community-based settings

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Over 18 million Americans are afflicted. Nearly as many are at risk. Diabetic conditions account for one-fifth of the nation’s chronic health care burden.

A public health crisis of this magnitude demands professional resources that apply evidence-based practical knowledge and anticipate the challenges that lie ahead. The Handbook of Diabetes Management is one such reference, addressing the complexity of the disease, the diversity of the populations it affects, and the continued improvement of care systems.

- The latest findings on management and treatment - medication, nutrition, exercise, alternative therapies - plus patient self-care and behavioral issues

- An accessible overview of diabetic origins and disease processes

- Up-close coverage of specific patient populations, including Latinos, Native Americans, rural communities, and the uninsured

- In-depth discussion of prediabetes, gestational diabetes, and foot conditions

- An assortment of invaluable tools, from depression assessment instruments to critical reviews of popular diets

- Salient chapters on policy, regulatory, funding, marketing, and media issues

- Innovative case studies from successful, replicable programs

The Handbook’s message is clear: effective diabetes management means support at the individual, provider, and system levels. This forward-looking volume sets standards for proactive care, whether readers are involved in hands-on practice, patient education, or the regional office.


Preface PART 1. THE DIABETES EPIDEMIC Chapter 1: Chapter 2: Essentials of Quality Improvement with Special Reference to Diabetes
Carter L. Marshall Chapter 2: The Chronic Care Model: Blueprint for Improving Total Diabetes Care
Anita C. Murcko, Jean Donie, Scott Endsley, Larry Cooper Chapter 3: Promoting Cultural Competence Through Community Partnerships
Isela Luna Chapter 3A: Hispanic American Culture and Diabetes
Lourdes Barrera Chapter 3B: Cultural Competency: Native Americans
Terri Glasses Chapter 4: Preparing for the Technology Revolution in Healthcare
Brian L. Foster PART 2: CARING FOR PEOPLE WITH DIABETES Chapter 5: Concepts on the Origin of Diabetes
Hirisadarahally N. Nagaraja, Patrick J. Boyle Chapter 6: Medication Management
Carrie M. Maffeo Chapter 7: Nutrition for Individuals with Diabetes
Catherine M. Robinson, Judith Beck Chapter 8: Diabetes and Exercise
Scott Going, Betsy Dokken Chapter 9: Living Well with Diabetes: An Approach to Behavioral Health Issues
Tim Moore Chapter 10: Planning for Sick Days, Surgery and Travel
Betsy Dokken Chapter 11: Self-Management
Donna Zazworksy, Lynda Juall Carpenito-Moyet Chapter 12: The Diabetic Foot
Barbara J. Aung PART 3: SPECIAL CARE ISSUES Chapter 13: Prediabetes: A Risky Prodrome to Diabetes
James L. Dumbauld Chapter 14:Gestational Diabetes
Jorge A. Arzac Chapter 15: Chronic Kidney Disease
Leslie Spry Chapter 16: Caring for the Uninsured and Diabetic
Daniel Casto Chapter 17: Disease Management in Rural Populations: Can It Be Done?
Jane Bolin, Larry Gamm, Bita Kash, B. Mitchell Peck Chapter 18: Caring for the Border Communities
Maia Ingram, M.P.H. Chapter 19: Utilizing Community Health Advisors in Diabetes Care Management
Nancy J. Metzger Chapter 20: Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Diabetes
Karen D’Huyvetter Chapter 21: Leading Edge Technologies Related to Diabetes Care
Vicki B. Gaubeca, Donna Zazworsky Chapter 22: Disease Management Research and Policy Initiatives
Larry Gamm, Jane Bolin, Bita Kash Chapter 23: Legal and Regulatory Considerations of Diabetes Disease Management
Jane Bolin, Bita Kash, Larry Gamm PART 4: BUSINESS ISSUES Chapter 24: Economics
Jennifer 'Ginger' Ryan Chapter 25: Funding
Donna Zazworsky Chapter 26: Tools for Getting Your Message Out About Diabetes: Marketing/Public Relations, Social Marketing and Media Advocacy
Vicki B. Gaubeca PART 5: CASE STUDIES Case Study 1: Diabetes Disease Management Program
Donna Zazworsky, James Dumbauld Case Study 2: Carle’s Diabetes Management Program
Christine Kucera, John Stoll, Cindy Fraser, James C. Leonard, Paul Shelton Case Study 3: The Scott & White


ISBN-13: 9781441936332
Publisher: Springer (Springer US)
Publication date: October, 2010
Pages: 422
Weight: 802g
Availability: POD
Subcategories: Endocrinology, Public Health


Donna Zazworsky, MS, RN, CCM, FAAN, is an internationally known expert in case management and disease management with community populations. She is managing partner for Case Manager Solutions, LLC, and director of Grants, Partnerships and Policy for St. Elizabeth of Hungary Community Health Center---a large clinic that serves more than 18,000 uninsured in Tucson and the surrounding communities. On a personal note, Donna’s mother and two maternal aunts have experienced the devastating complications of Type 2 Diabetes. Six years ago, her mother suffered a stroke that has left her with left sided weakness. Both aunts died of diabetes complications related to above the knee bilateral amputations and end stage renal disease. Not only is diabetes prevention a personal motivation for Donna, but case management and disease management systems provide a primary focus for her work in understanding and reducing barriers for people with diabetes.

Jane Nelson Bolin, RN, JD, PhD, is a professor and researcher in rural health and disease management at Texas A&M. On a personal note, Jane has had gestational diabetes during both of her pregnancies. Knowing that the incidence of getting Type 2 diabetes at a later age is more than 70%, Jane practices a personal prevention program that includes diet and exercise.

Vicki Gaubeca, MPH, is assistant director of Public Affairs and Community Outreach for the Mel and Enid Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health. On a personal note, Vicki has had Type 1 Diabetes since she was a teenager. She knows the day-to-day struggles of self management and hopes that this handbook will lend insight to the public health workers who help people with diabetes.


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From the reviews:

"This is a terrific book for clinical psychologists and other mental health professionals....Given the ubiquitous nature of diabetes, I can think of no other book that offers such a broad, well written overview of everything about the disease and its management."

Ronald J. Friedman, Ph.D., PsycCRITIQUES, June 28, 2006, Vol. 15 (26), Article 4

"A multiauthored review of the various problems associated with diabetes and their management. … This book provides an introduction to various aspects of diabetes care, covering the problems encountered at the level of self-care and within a health care system. … Recommended Readership: Residents and attending physicians in primary care with an interest in the management of diabetes." (Adrian Vella, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 81 (8), August, 2006)