Key Features

  • Provides tips on how to encourage your patients to administer proper self-care.
  • Presents new sections covering pediatric diabetes and diabetes in the elderly.
  • Addresses problems associated with diabetes including cardiovascular disease, retinopathy, the diabetic foot, and more.
  • Features a user-friendly full-color design, for quick and easy reference.
  • Highlights pearls, pitfalls, key points, and other important considerations throughout the book.
  • Offers appendices containing useful clinical checklists—such as Insulin Regimens, Insulin Adjustment Guidelines, and more.
  • Includes a bonus CD-ROM with downloadable images and customizable, printable patient education handouts.

Table of Contents


* Introduction/Scope of the problem—The Diabetes/ Metabolic Epidemic
* Type I Diabetes—Genetics and Immunology
* Type 2 Diabetes—Insulin Resistance, Beta Cell Dysfunction and Other Metabolic/Hormonal Abnormalities
* Biochemical Consequences of Hyperglycemia, PKC, Aldose Reductase, DAG, Oxidative Stress, etc
* Pathogenesis and Consequences of Obesity
* The Metabolic Syndrome and its Effects on Cardiovascular Risk
* Endothelial Abnormalities in Diabetes

Lifestyle Management

* Preventing Diabetes—The Ultimate Management strategy: Lessons from the DPP
* Diets and Education—Making it Work
* Stress and Depression in Chronic Disease
* Exercise—Let’s Get Going

Pharmacological Therapy

* Insulin Secretagogues
* Insulin Sensitizers: Metformin and PPAR ligands
* Alpha Glucosidase Agents
* Comparing and Choosing Oral Agents—A Comprehensive Approach
* Managing Dyslipidemia
* Hypertension in Diabetes
* Optimal Insulin Strategies
* Beyond Insulin therapy—Other Hormonal Approaches
* Weight Loss Agents and Over-the-Counter Medications
* Insulin Pump therapy
* Blood Glucose Monitoring (Including CGMS/Noninvasive methods/ HbAic/ Fructosamine)
* Pancreas and Islet Transplant—What Every Physician Needs to Know


* Diabetic Ketoacidosis
* Hypoglycemia and its Management
* Diabetic Neuropathy (Including autonomic neuropathy and gastroparesis)
* Diabetic Nephropathy
* Erectile Dysfunction in Diabetes—An Endothelial Disorder
* The Diabetic Foot
* Managing Cardiovascular Disease and Events in the Patient with Diabetes
* Diabetic Retinopathy—Screening and Therapy

Pediatric Diabetes

* Type I Diabetes in Children and Adolescents
* Type II Diabetes in Children and Adolescents (including pediatric obesity)

Special Populations an


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About the author

Vivian Fonseca

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, Director, Diabetes Program, Tullis-Tulane Chair in Diabetes, Section of Endocrinology, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA