Practical Diabetes Care for Healthcare Professionals

Practical Diabetes Care for Healthcare Professionals

2nd Edition - April 10, 2021

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  • Author: Sora Ludwig
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128200834
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128200827

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Practical Diabetes Care for Healthcare Professionals, Second Edition, helps healthcare professionals get up-to-speed on type 2 diabetes care. Type 2 diabetes is multifaceted, affecting a person’s daily life, family and workplace. Beyond the usual health impact, diabetes may also carry significant psychological burdens. Successful care means whole [person] care which can be daunting for an individual healthcare provider. The complete assessment of people with diabetes must include a review of diabetes medications, blood glucose levels, nutritional intake, physical activity, and stress. Also important is a review of possible micro- and macrovascular complications. This practical guide translates research and evidence-based recommendations into everyday clinical practice, with the goal of helping all members of the healthcare team more effectively manage their diabetic patients.

Key Features

  • Provides detailed, real-life case scenarios that illustrate the principles outlined in each chapter
  • Includes separate chapters for specific diabetes-related complications
  • Devotes a new chapter to the concept of the Diabetes Health Care Team and its impact on diabetes care
  • Expands on the importance of lifestyle approaches, including a key discussion on the emotional aspects of managing a long-term chronic disease
  • Provides a comprehensive, yet succinct, review of diabetes that includes details on medication choice, dosages, advancements and technological accomplishments


Primary care professionals including primary care physicians, diabetes educators, nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, and undergraduate and post graduate medical trainees in family practice, internal medicine and obstetrics

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. Organization of diabetes care
    3. Diabetes care in the office 
    4. Diabetes care: glycemic management
    5. Diabetes and technology
    6. Chronic complications of diabetes: assessment and management
    7. Acute complications of diabetes: assessment and management
    8. Diabetes in the elderly
    9. Pregnancy and diabetes 
    10. Diabetes care in the hospital

Product details

  • No. of pages: 196
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: April 10, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128200834
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128200827

About the Author

Sora Ludwig

Dr. Sora Ludwig has been a practicing endocrinologist for more than 20 years, specializing in the long-term care of people with type 2 diabetes. She has been actively involved in the development of the Canadian Diabetes Association’s Clinical Practice Guidelines since 1998. A Professor at the University of Manitoba, Dr. Ludwig has taught medical students, physicians in post-graduate training programs, family physicians in practice, and allied health care professionals, including diabetes educators, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, and social workers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Faculty of Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

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