Diabetes - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780729582100

Diabetes

1st Edition

General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series

Authors: Kerryn Phelps Craig Hassed
eBook ISBN: 9780729582100
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone Australia
Published Date: 30th October 2012
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Diabetes - General Practice: The Integrative Approach. Diabetes mellitus is classified into several types: type 1 diabetes, LADA (latent autoimmune diabetes of adulthood) or ‘type 1.5 diabetes’, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes. The role of the general practitioner is in identifying those at risk of diabetes and advising on preventive and early intervention strategies when impaired glucose tolerance, prediabetes or diabetes is identified. Once a diagnosis of diabetes is established, management of diabetes is aimed at secondary prevention strategies through control of blood sugar levels, correction of micronutrient deficiencies and active risk factor management. The long-term effects of diabetes are largely due to its effect on blood vessels leading to both micro and macro vascular disease.

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Language:
English
Copyright:
© Churchill Livingstone Australia 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone Australia
eBook ISBN:
9780729582100

About the Author

Kerryn Phelps

Affiliations and Expertise

Conjoint Professor, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of NSW

Craig Hassed

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Clinical Lecturer, Deputy Head of Department, Department of General Practice, Monash University