Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

2nd Edition

A Practical Guide


Key Features

  • The authors include a full time GP delivering diabetic care and an eminent Consultant/academic at the leading edge of diabetes research
  • The text is completely up-to-date with numerous current references, incorporating the latest guidance
  • The span of the text is comprehensive, including clinical, organisational and psycho-social topics of importance in delivering high-quality diabetes care
  • The text is cross-referenced to the relevant QOF indicators and NSF standards
  • This book also covers the relevant aspects of diabetes in Curriculum Statement 15.6 prepared by the Royal College of General Practitioners, which forms the basis of the new membership examination and the competencies expected of General Practitioners.
  • The management options include extensive balanced discussions about not just drugs, but also health education and appropriate referrals to specialists
  • The approach is neither didactic nor promotional, and aims to provide sufficient practical information to help clinicians make optimal decisions that take full account of the latest authoritative guidance, but which can be tailored rationally to the individual patient's needs
  • Many of the concepts covered - including reduction of cardiovascular risk, health education, audit and lifestyle - are extremely relevant to non-diabetes care
  • The appendices include a detailed drug formulary and the relevant 2006-2008 QOF clinical indicators. Future trends and further reading are clearly set out, ensuring that the book will remain useful for the next few years.

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


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