Diabetes in Elderly People

A guide for the health care team

  • Colin M. Kesson
  • Paul V. Knight

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. P. V. Knight, C. M. Kesson
    Pages 1-4
  3. B. J. Martin, P. V. Knight
    Pages 5-8
  4. B. J. Martin, P. V. Knight
    Pages 9-13
  5. P. A. Phillips
    Pages 25-33
  6. P. V. Knight
    Pages 35-40
  7. C. M. Kesson
    Pages 41-47
  8. K. R. Paterson
    Pages 55-63
  9. K. R. Paterson
    Pages 69-81
  10. F. I. Caird
    Pages 83-90
  11. K. R. Paterson
    Pages 91-94
  12. M. Roberts
    Pages 95-102
  13. C. M. Kesson
    Pages 103-107
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 109-127

About this book


This book is intended for all members of the health care team who look after elderly people with diabetes mellitus. This includes specialist nurses in diabetes and care of the elderly, other nurses who might be involved with elderly diabetic patients, hospital doctors, general practitioners, dietitians, and other paramedical staff as well as students in these various disciplines. It is not an exhaustive text, but includes plenty of back­ ground references for those who wish to pursue a topic further. FOREWORD It has been said that old age is not so bad when you consider the alternative; but, fortunately on occasion symptoms attri­ buted to ageing are due to treatable disease. This useful book draws attention to diabetes mellitus, a common illness in elderly people, which can cause serious disability and should be diagnosed promptly and treated correctly. In this text the facts are well documented that the diagnosis may alarm old people and thus a full explanation must be given and the likely benefits of an adequate therapeutic regimen described. Drs Paul Knight and Colin Kesson are physicians intimately concerned with the day to day diagnosis and treatment of diabetes and they have enlisted the assistance of colleagues of outstanding ability, thus demonstrating the vital importance of teamwork in the control of this disease.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Colin M. Kesson
    • 1
  • Paul V. Knight
    • 2
  1. 1.Consultant Physician and DiabetologistVictoria InfirmaryGlasgowUK
  2. 2.Consultant Physician in Geriatric MedicineLightburn General HospitalGlasgowUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-32870-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-3322-5
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