Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

A Practical Guide

  • Richard Hobbs, FRCP, FRCGP, FESC, FMedSci, Head of Department of Primary Care & General Practice, University of Birmingham, UK
  • By

    • Steven Levene, MB, BChir, MRCGP, General practitioner, Leicester, UK
    • Richard Donnelly, MD, PhD, FRCP, FRACP, Professor of Vascular Medicine and Associate Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Nottingham and Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK

    This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. In the 21st Century, the management of type 2 diabetes has become even more important both in the primary health care setting and in the UK government's health policy. With the publication of the National Service Framework and the allied National Clinical Guidelines, both patients and the government expect practices to deliver appropriate and effective care to a high standard. This handbook addresses many concepts important in the day-to-day management of these patients. In addition to the discussion of specific medical management of type 2 diabetes (including the improvement of cardiovascular risk factors), the book explores the use of self-management techniques, the consultation process, and the use of psychological techniques to influence health-related behavior. All aspects of the text are linked, when appropriate, to the GMS contract.
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Book information

  • Published: January 2008
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-044983-8

Table of Contents

Introduction: Setting the Scene
Chapter I: What is Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus?
Chapter II: Lifestyle
Chapter III: Glycaemic Control
Chapter IV: Reducing Cardiovascular Risk
Chapter V: Diabetes Complications
Chapter VI: Living with Diabetes
Chapter VII: The Organisation and Delivery of Optimal Diabetes care
Appendix I: Formulary of Medication Available in the United Kingdom
Appendix 2: National Service Framework Standards for Diabetes
Appendix 3: New GMS Contract Indicators (2006 – 2008)
Appendix 4: Further Reading and Useful Contacts
Appendix 5: List of Abbreviations and Acronyms