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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Ele Ferrannini, Marta Seghieri
    Pages 1-22
  3. Crystal Man Ying Lee, Stephen Colagiuri
    Pages 23-39
  4. Chiara Guglielmi, Richard David Leslie, Paolo Pozzilli
    Pages 41-54
  5. Sylvia H. Ley, James B. Meigs
    Pages 55-80
  6. Rashmi B. Prasad, Emma Ahlqvist, Leif Groop
    Pages 81-139
  7. Alberto Pugliese
    Pages 141-179
  8. Ralph A. DeFronzo
    Pages 181-253
  9. Simona Zampetti, Raffaella Buzzetti
    Pages 255-297
  10. Katharine R. Owen
    Pages 299-315
  11. Riccardo C. Bonadonna, Linda Boselli, Alessandra Dei Cas, Maddalena Trombetta
    Pages 317-367
  12. Laura J. Gray, Andrew Willis, David Webb, Melanie J. Davies, Kamlesh Khunti
    Pages 369-400
  13. Andrew Farmer, Kingshuk Pal
    Pages 401-420
  14. Simona Cernea, Avivit Cahn, Itamar Raz
    Pages 421-450
  15. Jay S. Skyler
    Pages 451-463
  16. William C. Knowler
    Pages 465-484
  17. Martha M. Funnell, Robert M. Anderson, Gretchen A. Piatt
    Pages 485-496
  18. Gabriele Riccardi, Marilena Vitale, Rosalba Giacco
    Pages 497-512
  19. Roberto Codella, Ileana Terruzzi, Livio Luzi
    Pages 513-526
  20. Cristina Bianchi, Giuseppe Daniele, Angela Dardano, Stefano Del Prato
    Pages 527-569
  21. Sten Madsbad, Jens J. Holst
    Pages 571-615
  22. Agostino Consoli
    Pages 617-640
  23. John C. Pickup
    Pages 641-653
  24. Lorenzo Piemonti, Carlo Socci, Rita Nano, Paola Maffi, Antonio Secchi
    Pages 655-693
  25. Back Matter
    Pages 695-704

About this book

Introduction

This book provides the reader with comprehensive information on the epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, pathophysiology, clinical features, prevention, and treatment of diabetes with the aim of empowering health care providers in their daily battle against the disease. Diabetes has been identified by WHO and the United Nations as a medical emergency because of the increase in its global prevalence, which may reach one billion in three to four decades if the trend remains unchanged. Despite improved care that is helping to prolong life, diabetes impacts substantially on the quality of life of those affected and kills or disables several million people each year. The disease is systemic because all organs, tissues, and cells suffer in the presence of hyperglycemia and are damaged by the diabetic milieu. Unfortunately, most patients with diabetes will consequently experience chronic diabetic complications. This book, combining basic science with a practical clinical orientation, will be of value for all physicians and nurses who care for patients with diabetes.

Keywords

diabetes screening insulin pathogenesis of diabetes prevention of diabetes treatment type 1 diabetes type 2 diabetes

Editors and affiliations

  • Enzo Bonora
    • 1
  • Ralph A. DeFronzo
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and MetabolismUniversity and Hospital Trust of VeronaVeronaItaly
  2. 2.Diabetes Division, Diabetes Research UnitUniversity of Texas Health Science CenterSan AntonioUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45015-5
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-45014-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-45015-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2510-1927
  • Series Online ISSN 2510-1935
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