Insulin Therapy

A Pocket Guide

  • Mark W. J. Strachan
  • Brian M. Frier

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Mark W. J. Strachan, Brian M. Frier
    Pages 1-8
  3. Mark W. J. Strachan, Brian M. Frier
    Pages 9-15
  4. Mark W. J. Strachan, Brian M. Frier
    Pages 17-27
  5. Mark W. J. Strachan, Brian M. Frier
    Pages 29-41
  6. Mark W. J. Strachan, Brian M. Frier
    Pages 43-50
  7. Mark W. J. Strachan, Brian M. Frier
    Pages 51-57
  8. Mark W. J. Strachan, Brian M. Frier
    Pages 59-78
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 79-82

About this book


Diabetes is extremely common, with approximately 171 million people affected worldwide. The majority of people with diabetes are cared for in primary care. Primary health care professionals are usually adept at dealing with the lifestyle measures and tablet treatments for diabetes, but generally have limited expertise in the initiation and management of insulin therapy. Insulin therapy has also become more complex, with numerous different forms of insulin and more complex delivery devices available. In a secondary care setting, approximately 10% of in-patients will have diabetes at any one time. People with diabetes stay in hospital longer than people without diabetes, and the condition is often poorly managed during in-patient stays, often leading to clinical errors.

Insulin Therapy: A Pocket Guide provides clear and concise information about the safe prescribing of insulin both subcutaneously and intravenously. It covers the different types of insulin, the delivery devices, side effects of insulin and, most importantly, guidance on rational dose adjustment.

This book is an invaluable guide for general practitioners and primary care nurses with a special interest in diabetes, as well as junior hospital doctors and specialist medical trainees, advanced nurse practitioners and new diabetes nurse specialists.


Diabetes management Insulin therapy Secondary care

Authors and affiliations

  • Mark W. J. Strachan
    • 1
  • Brian M. Frier
    • 2
  1. 1., Metabolic UnitWestern General HospitalEdinburghUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.EdinburghUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-4759-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-4760-2
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals