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Prescribing in Diabetes
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The effective management of diabetes can delay or even prevent the development of complications. Patients will often need to take a variety of medications, in addition to embracing lifestyle changes, to achieve this. Prescribing in Diabetes gives clear information about the options for treating the various aspects of diabetes, such as abnormal blood glucose, high blood pressure and abnormal cholesterol. It also gives practical advice on how to support people in managing their problems independently and improve their lifestyle, by making better choices armed with a thorough understanding of the condition and options for treatment. Chapters cover the range of methods available for the delivery of medicines to patients, the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes and an overview on how the drugs work. The book also discusses normal blood glucose regulation, self-monitoring, weight management, smoking cessation and the management of the most common complications.

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'This concise book identifies the importance of effective patient management in diabetes, vital in preventing long-term complications. It is a concise guide to support clinical decision-making. … The book is suitable for all healthcare professionals with an interest in diabetes. I recommend it as an excellent practical reference tool.'

Source: Nursing Standard

'This is an excellent book. It is logical in its layout and the contents page is easy to use. … A good practical guide for healthcare professionals working with patients with diabetes even if they do not actually prescribe for the condition.'

Source: Journal of Community Nursing

'This is an excellent reference for healthcare professionals managing the care of diabetic patients. Important information is clearly presented in tables. Many pictures and illustrations complement the text.'

Source: Doody's Notes

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