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Diabetes mellitus in the elderly
by James Cooper
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0789006820, Hardcover)Diabetes Mellitus in the Elderly keeps you up-to-date with the latest information concerning the treatment and understanding of conditions that lead to diabetes mellitus. Discussing the multi-organ involvement of this disease and the contingencies of a wholly effective treatment, this book explains both positive and negative attributes and reactions to tested methods. From Diabetes Mellitus in the Elderly, you'll receive current facts and data that will help you offer the best care to the growing number of elderly patients afflicted with this disorder.Offering you a review of studies relating to various aspects of the disease, Diabetes Mellitus in the Elderly discusses innovative information that will assist you in your practice, including:
genetic and polygenic links to type 2 diabetes mellitus (2 DM)
studies indicating the correlation between increased visceral body fat and old age and hyperinsulinemia, impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), and diabetes mellitus
mechanisms that increase the risk of diabetes, such as insulin resistance involving skeletal muscle and malfunctioning of the liver and B-cells from the pancreas that disrupt glucose homeostasis
data supporting the importance of strict glycemic control, goals of glycemic control, choice of oral agents, insulin regiments, and oral agent/insulin therapy combinations in the elderly
effectiveness and performance of insulin products, such as sulfonylureas, alpha-glucosidase inhibitors, biguanides, and thiozolidinediones
European studies that show acarbose may reduce glycemic fluctuations, insulin dosage, and episodes of nocturnal hypoglycemia Much of the data examined in this book offers you and your colleagues ideas for future research and contains implications for more effective treatments. Complete with charts, tables, and graphs, Diabetes Mellitus in the Elderly will inform you of new developments in the field and help you decide upon the most effective methods of treatment for your patients.
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