Diabetiology

by Sudip Chatterjee, Sanjay Chatterjee, Kaushik Pandit

Type 2 diabetes has been calculated to shorten life by about 10 years . In an US study of 14,374 persons followed for 22 years, diabetes accounted for 5.1% of the cohort but for 10.6% of the deaths. The increased death rate was attributable to cardiovascular disease, i.e. heart disease and stroke. In fact 80% of type 2 diabetic patients are destined to die of cardiovascular causes. The cost of treating this excess of cardiovascular disease is enormous. The loss to the nation in terms of productive lives cut down in their prime is incalculable. Luckily research data suggests that aggressive management of all risk factors can cut down excess cardiovascular disease. In this handbook the medical student is provided with a core knowledge of diabetes with stress on the latest evidence based research. By the time he or she matures into a practicing physician, India will have the world’s largest population of diabetes patients. These patients will bring in their wake the world’s largest epidemic of cardiovascular disease. If action is not taken today India faces a health care disaster that will shorten many lives and careers. This book will play a small role in stemming the tsunami.

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Author
1. Chatterjee Sudip
2. Chatterjee Sanjay
3. Pandit Kaushik
Author's Affiliation
1. Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Calcutta, Founder-Secretary, Park Clinic, Kolkata
Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences, Kolkata
Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences; Park Clinic, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Vivekananda Institue of Medical Science, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2. Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata
3. Park Clinic and Wockhardt Hospital, Kolkata
Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata West Bengal, India
Belle Vue Clinic, Kolkata and Fortis Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Belle Vue Clinic, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
ISBN
9788180616945
Speciality
Endocrinology and Metabolism
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/10808
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2006
Pages
176
Book Type
Professional

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