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Pharmacotherapy of Diabetes: New Developments

Improving Life and Prognosis for Diabetic Patients

  • Provides a comprehensive and invaluable guide to all aspects of the pharmacological treatment of diabetes, covering basic concepts and in-depth review of current and future therapies

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (28 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Overview

    1. Pharmacoepidemiology of Diabetes

      • Jørgen Rungby, Andrew J. Krentz
      Pages 3-8
    2. New Definitions of Diabetes: Consequences

      • Knut Borch-Johnsen
      Pages 9-16
  3. Pharmacotherapy of Diabetes

    1. Medical Emergencies – Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Hyperosmolar Hyperglycaemia

      • Niels Møller, K. George M. M. Alberti
      Pages 31-37
    2. Notes on the Use of Glucagon in Type 1 Diabetes

      • Carl Erik Mogensen
      Pages 39-39
    3. Metformin – from Devil to Angel

      • Guntram Schernthaner, Gerit Holger Schernthaner
      Pages 77-86
    4. The Glitazones, Lessons so Far

      • Monika Shirodkar, Serge Jabbour
      Pages 87-97
    5. Antidiabetic Combination Therapy

      • Henning Beck-Nielsen, Jan Erik Henriksen
      Pages 99-109
    6. The Role of Alpha-Glucosidase Inhibitors (Acarbose)

      • Markolf Hanefeld, Frank Schaper
      Pages 143-152
  4. Treating the Comorbid Patient

    1. Obesity and Pharmacological Treatment

      • Bjørn Richelsen
      Pages 167-171
    2. Management of Diabetic Dyslipidaemia

      • D. John Betteridge
      Pages 173-186

About this book

In the United States, 20.8 million children and adults, 7% of the population, have diabetes. While an estimated 14.6 million have been diagnosed, 6.2 million have yet to be diagnosed. Worldwide diabetes afflicts 150 million people. The World Health Organization estimates that by 2025 that figure will double. Diabetes is responsible for more deaths than AIDS and breast cancer, combined. It is a leading cause of blindness, kidney failure, amputations, heart complications and stroke.

Treatment of Type 1 and Type diabetes has changed radically over the past few years. There are new opportunities for treating the key abnormality in diabetes, increased blood glucose, by effective agents such as new insulin preparations and oral agents.

Increasing so-called non-glycemic intervention is of prime importance. Blood pressure lowering therapies, anti-cholesterol strategies, and specific treatment related to complications is becoming increasingly important.

Pharmacotherapy of Diabetes is a unique, invaluable guide to all aspects of the pharmacological treatment of diabetes, covering basic concepts and an in-depth review of current and future therapies. This work provides an overview for the new changes in therapies that can be implemented in clinical practice and treatment of the diabetic patient.

Keywords

  • AIDS
  • Diabetes
  • diabetes, pharmacotherapy, insulin
  • insulin
  • insulin resistance

Editors and Affiliations

  • Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark

    Carl Erik Mogensen

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Pharmacotherapy of Diabetes: New Developments

  • Book Subtitle: Improving Life and Prognosis for Diabetic Patients

  • Editors: Carl Erik Mogensen

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-69737-6

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag US 2007

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-387-69736-9

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4419-4345-3

  • eBook ISBN: 978-0-387-69737-6

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 289

  • Number of Illustrations: 45 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Diseases, Endocrinology

  • Industry Sectors: Biotechnology, Health & Hospitals, Pharma

Buying options

eBook USD 139.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-0-387-69737-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)