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Diabetes management in primary care, 2d ed. (online access included).


Diabetes management in primary care, 2d ed. (online access included)

Unger, Jeff. Ed. by Zachary Schwartz.

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins


595 pages



Unger (family medicine, Loma Linda U.), who has diabetes, and Schwartz present an evidence-based guide for primary care physicians, residents, and medical students to managing patients with diabetes in outpatient settings. They discusses prediabetes; lifestyle interventions; the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of microvascular complications like diabetic neuropathy and diabetic retinopathy; the association between diabetes and cardiovascular disease; managing commonly associated disorders, such as peripheral arterial disease and Parkinson's disease, as well as mental illness; type 1 and 2 diabetes management; insulin initiation and intensification; and insulin pumping and the use of continuous glucose sensors. This edition has American Diabetes Association/International Diabetes Federation screening algorithms; discussion of new agents for type 2 diabetes, including new long acting basal insulin and incretin mimetics and drugs in research and development; answers to patient questions; discussion of cultural competency, the politics of diabetes management in the US, the relationship between obesity, sleep disorders, and diabetes, and between cancer and diabetes; updated guidelines for the diagnosis and management of polycystic ovary syndrome; and forms. Online access to a companion website with a searchable text is provided.

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Date:Feb 1, 2013
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