This volume offers up-to-date information on research, prevention, and treatment of the various types of diabetes.
Written in clear, accessible language for not only those living with diabetes, but caregivers, and medical professionals as well, this work will prove invaluable information to the more than 1.5 million people who are diagnosed with diabetes each year. Whether a patient, family, friend or caregiver you will find information to support you as you deal with this condition.
Principles of Health: Diabetes provides students and researchers with a fundamental understanding of all the different forms of diabetes—including Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes, and Diabetes Insipidus—using easy-to-understand language for a solid background and a deeper understanding and appreciation of this important subject.
This work begins with a comprehensive Editor’s Introduction to the topic of diabetes. Following the Introduction, Principles of Health: Diabetes includes 126 entries arranged in seven broad categories:
- Metabolism Basics provides the anatomical background for understanding the multiple ways in which diabetes disrupts the entire body.
- Alterations in Metabolism offers in-depth articles detailing the different types of diabetes and other related conditions that negatively affect human metabolism.
- Pharmacological Treatments covers a wide variety of medical treatments used to manage diabetes.
- Non-Pharmacological Treatments include procedures, surgeries, techniques, and prevention methods, as wells as alternative treatments.
- Diet covers a range of nutrition regimens that can help manage diabetes
- Symptoms and Laboratory Testing tracks the process of diabetes screening and diagnosis and outlines the different symptoms patients experience with each type of diabetes.
- Living with Diabetes outlines the different health complications that may result from diabetes and discusses different ways to manage them.
Some of the entries discussed in this volume include:
All entries contain a generous selection of bibliographical resources and suggestions for further reading. Many entries also include images and photographs to illustrate concepts and treatments. This work includes helpful appendixes, including Bibliography; Glossary; and Subject Index.
Essays are comprehensive and accessible to high school and undergraduate students and general readers interested in the study, mechanics, and treatment of diabetes - a must-have resource for students and researchers building a foundation in the study of diabetes.