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The Encyclopedia of Diabetes, Second Edition
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: William A. Petit Jr., M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E. and Christine Adamec
  • From the Series: Library of Health and Living
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 081607948X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7948-3
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $75.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 05/01/2011
  • Dewey Number: 616.4
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 456

Summary

Praise for the previous edition:
"...an outstanding example of what can happen when a highly knowledgeable medical specialist is teamed with a talented medical writer—informative, accurate information is presented in a clear, intelligible style...This book admirably succeeds in its goals."—American Reference Books Annual

"...an excellent overview of this disease...good explanations of medical terminology...Recommended for public, undergraduate, or community college libraries."—Choice

Diabetes is not yet fully understood. Its main forms, Type 1 and Type 2, follow different courses of progression and require different types of treatments. The occurrence of Type 2 diabetes—linked to obesity and inactivity—is on the rise. More than 23 million children and adults suffer from diabetes, and approximately 1.6 million new cases are diagnosed in adults each year in the United States, according to the American Diabetes Association.

The Encyclopedia of Diabetes, Second Edition is a complete guide to the different types of this disease, signs and symptoms, and management and treatment. The 246 entries explain the causes of diabetes, how the disease affects the body, and how it impacts daily life. Appendixes include directories of organizations, periodicals, research centers, and Web sites.

Key topics include:

  • Carbohydrate and carbohydrate counting
  • Complications of diabetes
  • Diabetic eye diseases
  • Diabetic nephropathy
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Emergency issues
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Insulin and insulin pumps
  • Lifestyle adaptations
  • Medications.

Specifications

Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Cross-references.

About the Author(s)

William A. Petit Jr., M.D., F.A.C.P, F.A.C.E., is a nationally recognized expert in diabetes and a clinical researcher and speaker. He was the medical director of the prestigious Joslin Diabetes Center affiliate at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain, Connecticut for a decade. Petit is also an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center and Medical School. He is a member of the American Diabetes Association, CT Chapter's Hall of Merit. Since the murder of his wife and two daughters, he has spent much of his time working for the Petit Family Foundation.

Christine Adamec is a medical writer who has coauthored many books with physicians for Facts On File, including The Encyclopedia of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse; The Encyclopedia of Elder Care; The Encyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases and Disorders; The Encyclopedia of the Digestive System and Digestive Disorders, Second Edition; and The Encyclopedia of Drug Abuse. She has also coauthored The Encyclopedia of Child Abuse, Third Edition and The Encyclopedia of Adoption, Third Edition, as well as medical books for other publishers including Fibromyalgia for Dummies, Prostate Cancer for Dummies, and How to Stop Heartburn.

Reviews and Awards

"This inexpensive, well-written source is ideal for general readers wanting further information about the disease or clearer explanations of medical terminology associated with the condition. Recommended."


Choice

"Recommended for academic and public libraries."


Library Journal

"...useful...a good choice for consumer-health collections."


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