© 2012

Atlas of Diabetes

Fourth Edition

  • Jay Skyler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Gordon C. Weir, Susan Bonner-Weir, Arun Sharma
    Pages 1-17
  3. Morris F. White, Morris F. White
    Pages 19-38
  4. Abbas E. Kitabchi, Mary Beth Murphy
    Pages 39-63
  5. Mark A. Atkinson, Jay S. Skyler
    Pages 65-94
  6. Irl B. Hirsch, Jay S. Skyler
    Pages 95-113
  7. Jamie R. Wood, Francine R. Kaufman
    Pages 115-148
  8. Mazen Alsahli, John E. Gerich
    Pages 149-166
  9. Jennifer B. Marks
    Pages 167-191
  10. Lois Jovanovič
    Pages 193-216
  11. Ferdinando Giacco, Michael Brownlee
    Pages 217-231
  12. Sunder Mudaliar, Robert R. Henry
    Pages 233-248
  13. Lloyd Paul Aiello, Lloyd Paul Aiello, Lloyd Paul Aiello, Lloyd Paul Aiello, Paolo S. Silva, Paolo S. Silva et al.
    Pages 249-275
  14. Robert C. Stanton, Robert C. Stanton
    Pages 277-294
  15. Aaron I. Vinik
    Pages 295-312
  16. Steven R. Smith
    Pages 313-337
  17. Antonello Pileggi, Rodolfo Alejandro, Camillo Ricordi
    Pages 339-357
  18. Jay S. Skyler
    Pages 375-417
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 419-422

About this book


Diabetes mellitus is increasing in incidence, prevalence, and importance as a chronic disease throughout the world. The International Diabetes Federation projects that by 2030 there will be 438 million people with diabetes on a global scale. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control calculates that 25.8 million people (or 8.3% of the population) have diabetes and nearly 2 million Americans develop diabetes each year. Thus, the burden of diabetes is enormous in terms of the magnitude of the population affected.  There has been an exciting explosion of knowledge about fundamental mechanisms related to diabetes. We have gained insights into the pathogenesis both of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and with that, the prospect of implementing prevention strategies to delay or interdict the disease processes. Great progress has been made in islet transplantation, which offers the potential of reversing diabetes, while approaches to islet replacement by regeneration or stem cell therapy are in their infancy. Whether diabetes prevention will come from advances in understanding the processes of islet neogenesis and proliferation, from genetic engineering, or from protecting xenoislets or stem cells from immunologic attack remains unclear. All are potential avenues of pursuit. This newly revised, comprehensive, four-color Atlas of Diabetes, 4th Edition, is extensively updated with references to the current literature.  Developed by leading authorities in the field, this Atlas offers an indispensable collection of images, including algorithms, tables, charts, and schematic drawings.  It continues its role as a leading reference work and an invaluable contribution to the field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jay Skyler
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Endocrinology,, Diabetes & MetabolismUniversity of MiamiMiamiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Atlas of Diabetes
  • Book Subtitle Fourth Edition
  • Editors Jay Skyler
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4614-1027-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-4304-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4614-1028-7
  • Edition Number 4
  • Number of Pages X, 422
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Diabetes
    Primary Care Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
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From the reviews of the fourth edition:

“This is a comprehensive overview of diabetes and its associated complications. … This updated edition is helpful because knowledge about diabetes is changing rapidly. … It is intended for healthcare providers who take care of patients with diabetes or who are interested in learning more about diabetes. It would also be useful for students and residents. With the excellent graphics and pictures, the atlas will be especially appealing to visual learners. … will be most useful to readers interested in diabetes who are visual learners.” (Rebecca L. Brown, Doody’s Review Service, May, 2012)

“The reader will be impressed by the breadth, scope and sophistication of basic and clinical research that exists in the field of diabetes. It is apparent that major advances have been made in the understanding of the disease and its management. … For readers interested in the state of present knowledge about diabetes and its complications, Atlas of Diabetes is highly recommended.” (John A. Colwell, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 308 (10), September, 2012)