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The focus of this revised book is to strengthen the diabetes nutritional management principles that empower dietitians to expand their roles, and to update research and techniques that describe state-of-the-art diabetes management. Pertinent information resulting from advanced glucose monitoring practices/techniques and new food ingredients such as artificial sweeteners and fat replacers are discussed. "The Handbook of Diabetes Medical Nutrition Therapy offers health care providers a complete guide to diabetes management. it is also refreshingly specific, making it a handy tool for dietitions, dietetic technicians, and diabetes educators." -- Journal of the American Dietetic Association (97:2, February 1997) "Overall the text is thorough, clear and well-written by credible RDs and MDs...The syllabus enables the reader to locate points of interest quickly rather than sifting through a large number of pages. I recommend the book to anyone providing care to patients with diabetes." -- Susan Nolan, Barrie Community Health Centre, Barrie, ON "Anyone studying For The certified diabetes educator examination would benefit from a close review of this book. I just took the exam and wish I had used Handbook of Diabetes Medical Nutrition Therapy as an adjunct To The core curriculum guide offered with the examination." -- Sari Edelstein, PhD, RD Health Maintenance Organization-Based Private Practice Miami, FL
Over three editions the Handbook of Diabetes has built a reputation as an essential practical manual on the assessment and management of patients with diabetes. Previously written by Gareth Williams and John Pickup, the book has been completely revised by Rudy Bilous and Richard Donnelly to reflect recent changes in diabetes treatment and care. It contains information on the new IFCC units for measuring blood glucose and the latest drugs being used to combat diabetes, as well as alternative methods of insulin delivery. The book has been fully updated and redesigned to make it even more user-friendly, and contains case histories, practice points, and landmark clinical trials highlighted in color in each chapter where appropriate. It also features an entirely new set of 250 clinical photographs. The Handbook of Diabetes is the ideal practical handbook for all health professionals with an interest in diabetes care.
This Handbook fulfils a pressing need within the area of psychological measurement in diabetes research and practice by providing access to material which has either been widely dispersed through the psychological and medical literature or has not previously been published. Journal articles describing the psychometric development of scales have rarely included the scales themselves but this book includes copies of scales and a wealth of additional information from unpublished theses, reports and recent manuscripts. You will find information about the reliability, validity, scoring, norms, and use of the measures in previous research presented in one volume. The Handbook is designed to help researchers and clinicians: · To select scales suitable for their purposes · To administer and score the scales correctly · To interpret the results appropriately. Dr. Clare Bradley is Reader in Health Psychology and Director of the Diabetes Research Group at Royal Holloway, University of London. Dr. Bradley and her research group have designed, developed and used a wide variety of measures of psychological processes and outcomes. Many of these measures have been designed and developed specifically for people with diabetes. Together with diabetes-specific psychological measures developed by other researchers internationally, these instruments have played an important part in facilitating patient-centred approaches to diabetes research and clinical practice.
Thoroughly revised, this two volume set is a complete guide to Diabetes Mellitus. Most chapters have been rewritten and the second edition contains 23 new chapters on topics including the morphology of pancreatic islets, the biology of insulin action, latent autoimmune diabetes in adults, the role of adipose tissue and the anti-inflammatory action of insulin. With almost 800 images and illustrations, this set includes contributions from high profile international authorities in the USA, UK and Europe.

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