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Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Diabetes (Nursing and Health Survival Guides)

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On the increase worldwide, diabetes is well recognized as a complex and challenging condition. This pocket-sized guide puts diabetes information at your fingertips, equipping you with the essential knowledge and skills to deliver effective day-to-day diabetes care competently and confidently.
 
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ISBN-13: 9780273758013
ISBN-10: 0273758012
Pagini: 64
Dimensiuni: 80 x 120 x 11 mm
Greutate: 0 kg
Editura: Routledge
Seria Nursing and Health Survival Guides


Cuprins

Contents
 
Introduction
 
Diabetes basics
Blood glucose regulation
Types of diabetes
Type 1 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes
Other types of diabetes
Symptoms of diabetes
Diagnosis
Diabetes
Impaired glucose regulation
Oral glucose tolerance test
Complications
 
Diabetes management
Self-management
Lifestyle
Diet
Carbohydrates
Fibre
Fat
Salt
Alcohol
Food labels
Exercise
Weight
Smoking
Medication
Insulin
Types of insulin/regimen
Administration
Injection sites
Storage
Side-effects
Other therapies
Tablets
Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogues
Annual review
 
Glycaemic control
Monitoring
HbA1c
Target
Frequency
Capillary blood glucose (CBG)
Target
Frequency
Urinalysis
Ketones
Hyperglycaemia
Causes of hyperglycaemia
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)
Hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar state (HHS)
Sick-day rules
Hypoglycaemia
Causes of hypoglycaemia
Symptoms
Hypoglycaemic unawareness
Nocturnal hypoglycaemia
Treatment
Mild to moderate hypos
More severe hypos
Follow-on
Prevention
Erratic blood glucose
Inpatient care
 
Long-term complications
Prevention
Screening and monitoring
Footcare
 
Life with diabetes
Children and young people
Cultural background
Depression
Driving
Employment
End of life
Identification
Non-concordance
Older people
Physical activity
Pregnancy
Prescriptions
Special occasions
Support
Travel
Vaccinations
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Key documents
 
Useful websites
 
 
 

Notă biografică

Having originally trained as a journalist, Erica Whettern spent 12 years providing editorial and consultancy services to the publishing industry before embarking on a career in nursing. Holding a BA Combined Honours in French and German and an M.Ed. in Education (with distinction) from Exeter University, she has published ELT titles under her maiden name (Hall) with Cambridge University Press, Pearson Education and Longman (Far East) Group. After obtaining her Diploma in (Adult) Nursing with distinction in 2004, she spent 4 years working in cardiothoracics before becoming a diabetes specialist nurse in 2008.

Recenzii

"As somebody who doesn't encounter diabetes all that often, this guide will most likely be a lifesaver the next time a diabetic patient is admitted. This is definitely a book to be kept in my bag at all times and I will most certainly recommend it to all my peers." - Nursing Student