Manual of Diabetes Care

by Rajeev Chawla

Diabetes is a heterogeneous group of metabolic disorders characterized by elevated blood glucose concentrations that cause defects in insulin secretion. Diabetes develops due to either a diminished production of insulin from the β cells resulting in diabetes type 1 or resistance to the effects of insulin in type 2 or gestational diabetes. Impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and impaired fasting glucose (IFG) are defined as prediabetes, a stage before development of frank diabetes. In individuals with classic signs and symptoms of diabetes, random plasma glucose higher than 200 mg/dL is sufficient to make the diagnosis. Various classes of oral antidiabetic drugs (OADs) are available now and over last 3 decades a variety of biguanides have been developed, but only metformin survived. Diabetes, once considered a contraindication for pregnancy, is increasingly becoming a common facet in the management of a diabetic woman. Some experts consider all diabetics unsafe for driving because of hypoglycemia and visual impairment due to retinopathy or cataract formation. In order to control the ever-increasing population of diabetic cases, prevention is the most powerful intervention.

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Author
1. Chawla Rajeev
Author's Affiliation
1. North Delhi Diabetes Centre, New Delhi
North Delhi Diabetes Center, New Delhi, India
North Delhi Diabetes Centre, Delhi, India
North Delhi Diabetes Centre, New Delhi, India
ISBN
9789351520047
Speciality
Endocrinology and Metabolism
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/12161
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2014
Pages
246
Book Type
Reference

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