"The incidence of diabetes is increasing at epidemic proportions worldwide, presenting a huge challenge to modern medicine. In response, scientific advances in the understanding of diabetes and its complications are being translated into improved clinical practice at ever faster rates. Greater understanding of aetiopathogenesis of the different types of diabetes, the emerging roles of novel pharmacological agents and the importance placed on multidisciplinary team working and multi-risk-factor treatment all contribute to this. Now in a fully revised second edition, this clear, concise guide to modern diabetes and its management will prove invaluable to all health professionals in this field. Key Features Suitable for instant reference in the clinic or office. Helps answer the questions which diabetic patients will direct at their carers about their disease, its causes, prognosis and consequences for their lifestyle. Offers practical and accessible advice on all aspects of the condition from presentation and diagnosis to organisation of care. Suitable for diabetic nurses as well as junior doctors. Evidence based boxes give the rationale behind treatment decisions. Colour illustrations of important conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and foot disease. Key points highlighted throughout the book, vital/high risk points emphasized with exclamation mark icon."