Around 1.4 million people in the UK today have diabetes, and at least a million more may have diabetes and not know it. According to the World Health Organisation the number of diabetes sufferers worldwide is set to double in the next 25 years. It's serious and progressive and there is no known cure. However, life with diabetes can be very fulfilling. Just look at sports stars like Steve Redgave, winner of 5 Olympic gold medals. Written in association with Diabetes UK, this comprehensive guide answers all the key questions, from how to spot the symptoms, who is most at risk, what treatments are available and how diabetes will affect you diet and lifestyle. Dr Hillson tackles the common anxieties and provides invaluable information for all those with diabetes - whether newly diagnosed or longstanding - their families and friends.
Diabetes is common, chronic, complicated, and costly both to the patient and to the state. It causes distress, disability, and premature death. Most diabetes complications can be prevented or reduced. Diabetes Care Second Edition is a concise and easy-to-read reference source for all aspects of care in the management and understanding of diabetes. This pocketbook provides a step-by-step guide to diabetes care for doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals working in primary, community, and secondary care, particularly general practitioners, practice nurses, diabetes specialist nurses, junior hospital doctors, ward nurses, and pharmacists. The author draws on practical experience taking a common-sense approach to the assessment, education, monitoring, and treatment of diabetes across all age groups and ethnic backgrounds. There are detailed sections on helping patients manage their diabetes in everyday life, extensive advice on the monitoring and adjustment of glucose levels, and discussion on the preventing and coping with emergencies. Focus is primarily on the prevention, detection, and treatment of diabetic tissue damage, including heart disease. The new edition of Diabetes Care - a Practical Manual provides up-to-date guidance on managing diabetic emergencies including hypoglycaemia and diabetic ketoacidosis, and new advice about diabetes care in A&E and the hospital setting. There is also an expanded section on using data and audit to review and improve care.
Thyroid disorders affect one in every 20 people in the UK at some point in their lives. Once diagnosed, however, thyroid conditions can be treated effectively and good health restored. In this comprehensive handbook, Dr Rowan Hillson offers clear advice on how to recognise when something is wrong and what you can do about it. She discusses problems of both overactive and underactive thyroid, thyroid eye disorders and goitres. The book covers all the treatments available and also offers preventative advice on how to avoid thyroid disorders.