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Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus E-Book, 2nd Edition

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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 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 book is aimed at all members of the primary health care team and concentrates on providing practical advice. Greater knowledge and skills will promote the delivery of high quality care to patients with type 2 diabetes in the community and, hopefully, reduce the impact of cardiovascular disease in this high risk group.

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.

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.

Author Information

    By Steven Levene, MB, BChir, MRCGP, General practitioner, Leicester, UK and 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

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Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus E-Book, 2nd Edition
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  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Copyright: 2008