Understanding Diabetes: A Biochemical Perspective
ISBN/ASIN: 9781118350096,9781118530665 | 2013 | English | pdf | 412/412 pages | 3.80 Mb
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. | Author: Richard F. Dods(auth.)
Written for a broad range of readers, including students, researchers, policymakers, health care providers, and diabetes patients and caregivers, this book explains the underlying biochemistry and physiology of diabetes mellitus. Each chapter contains a glossary that defines key terms, a summary that highlights essential concepts discussed in each section of the chapter, as well as a set of simple problems to help readers gain a richer and deeper understanding of diabetes, from its history to treatment options.
Understanding Diabetes begins with an overview of the disease, its worldwide prevalence and cost, and its connection to the global obesity epidemic. The author then explores the history of diabetes, including the first documented description of the disease dating back to 3400 BCE in Ancient Egypt. The next chapter, A Glucose Metabolism Primer, sets forth the pathways for the metabolism of glucose. Next, the book covers:
Regulation of glucose metabolism and glucose metabolism gone wrong Diabetes classification systemDiagnosis, including current laboratory testsComplications, such as retinopathy, neuropathy, and cardiovascular disease Hereditary transmissionPrevention and treatment, including emerging research Although a cure has still not been found, this book demonstrates that researchers are continuing to make major breakthroughs on all fronts in the fight against diabetes, including a better understanding of its causes and an improved ability to diagnose and treat the disease.
Chapter 1 Diabetes Mellitus: A Pandemic in the Making (pages 1–21):
Chapter 2 An Early History of Diabetes Mellitus (pages 23–53):
Chapter 3 A Primer: Glucose Metabolism (pages 55–111):
Chapter 4 Regulation of Glucose Metabolism (pages 113–152):
Chapter 5 Glucose Metabolism Gone Wrong (pages 153–181):
Chapter 6 Classification System for Diabetes Mellitus (pages 183–199):
Chapter 7 Diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus (pages 201–248):
Chapter 8 Complications of Diabetes Mellitus and their Pathophysiology (pages 249–281):
Chapter 9 Hereditary Transmission of Diabetes Mellitus (pages 283–322):
Chapter 10 Treatment (pages 323–353):