Intensive Diabetes Management

Intensive Diabetes Management

by Joseph Wolfsdorf

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Intensive diabetes management is the process by which blood glucose levels are closely controlled using multiple daily insulin injections or an insulin pump. People who use this method of diabetes management must be closely aligned with their health care team and highly motivated because it not only requires close scrutiny of blood glucose levels, but also constant monitoring of food intake and medication dosage, among other things.

Although difficult to maintain, intensive diabetes management has proven very effective and is now the rule, rather than the exception, in diabetes care. Virtually all patients with diabetes—type 1 or type 2—can improve their glycemic control and overall health through intensive diabetes management.

Intensive Diabetes Management is geared toward the health care practitioner who wants to implement this method in his or her patients. It emphasizes a team approach to patient care and offers guidance in helping patients move toward treatment goals appropriate for their individual skills and medical condition.

Individual sections address all of the key topics in intensive diabetes management, including:
Rationale/Physiological BasisTeam ApproachEducationPyschosocial IssuesPatient Selection/Goals of TherapyInsulin RegimensInsulin Pump TherapyMonitoringNutrition Management

This new edition is updated to cover the latest advances in medical research. New insights into diabetes and how they impact this particular treatment are covered. In addition, the data, guidelines, and procedures have been revised to reflect that newest positions of the American Diabetes Association's standards of care.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580404891
Publisher: American Diabetes Association
Publication date: 06/05/2012
Series: NONE
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 168
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Joseph I. Wolfsdorf, MB, BCh, is Clinical Director and Associate Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, and Director of the Diabetes Program at Children's Hospital Boston. He is Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Terminology of Intensive Diabetes Management Chapter 2: Rationale for and Psychological Basis of Intensive Diabetes Management Chapter 3: The Team Approach Chapter 4: Diabetes Self-Management Education Chapter 5: Psychosocial Issues Chapter 6: Patient Selection and Goals of Therapy Chapter 7: Multiple-Component Insulin Regimens Chapter 8: Insulin Infusion Pump Therapy Chapter 9: Monitoring Chapter 10: Nutrition Management

American Diabetes Association/Joseph I. Wolfsdorf, MB, BCh, Editor

Dr. Wolfsdorf is the Clinical Director and Associate Chief, Diabetes Program, Division of Endocrinology, Children's Hospital in Boston. He is also Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

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