Two per cent of the population is known to have diabetes and at some time most of these patients will require hospital treatment.<br /> <br /> This new book addresses an aspect of diabetic management that is often neglected – how the non specialist should manage patients suffering from this chronic and potentially dangerous condition.<br /> <br /> From the recognition of hyperglycaemia to preparation of a patient with diabetes for surgery, practical management is covered for all non specialists in hospital who will be confronted with diabetic patients – including junior hospital doctors, emergency department staff, anaesthetists, and surgeons. Chapters include:<br /> <br /> diagnosis and treatment of diabetes . .hyperglycaemic emergencies . hypoglycaemia . diabetes and surgery . diabetes and investigations . diabetes and ischaemic heart disease . the diabetic foot . diabetes and the eye . nephropathy. diabetes and infections<br /> <br /> Full of clear, practical advice and illustrated with real case histories, this is an authoritative reference for the frequent occasions when patients with diabetes require hospital treatment.