As one of the three major diseases in the Western world, and one that is on the increase, care of people with diabetes is crucial to the entire healthcare team. This book provides a comprehensive text on the management of the person with diabetes in the community and will be invaluable to dietitians, podiatrists and GPs and especially to practice nurses, district nurses and health visitors. It has been written from a community perspective by a multiprofessional team and advocates principles of care based on the latest research. It focuses on the role of the professional in assisting in self-care of the individual with diabetes. It also includes caring for the person in long-term care settings, for example, nursing homes.
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2. Diagnosis and screening for diabetes
3. Psychological care
4. The person with type 2 diabetes
5. The person with type 1 diabetes
6. Food for life
7. Monitoring diabetes
8. Cardiovascular risk reduction
9. Microvascular disease
10. Foot care
11. Education for life
12. Improving care
Brown, Florence Diabetes Nurse Specialist, North Glasgow University NHS Trust, Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow, UK.
Matthews, David Consultant Physician, Monklands Hospital, Airdrie, UK.