Peter J Watkins
ABC OF DIABETES
ABC OF DIABETES
PETER J WATKINS
Honorary Consultant Physician, King’s Diabetes Centre, King’s College Hospital, London
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First edition 1983
Second edition 1988
Third edition 1993
Fourth edition 1998
Fifth edition 2003
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The cover image shows molecular graphics of insulin hexamer
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1 What is diabetes?
2 Clinical presentation: why is diabetes so often missed?
3 Aims of treatment: a healthy lifestyle
4 Treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus
6 Blood glucose monitoring: optimising diabetic control
7 The unstable Type 1 diabetic patient
9 Diabetic ketoacidosis and management of diabetes during surgery
10 Diabetic complications: cause and prevention
12 Peripheral neuropathies
13 Autonomic neuropathy
14 Mononeuropathies and acute painful neuropathies
15 The diabetic foot
16 Diabetic nephropathy
17 Cardiovascular disease, hypertension, lipids, and myocardial infarction
19 Organisation of diabetic care: primary-secondary care interface
20 Practical problems
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