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Professor David MatthewsDavid Matthews is currently Professor of Diabetes Medicine at the University of Oxford, Consultant Physician for the Oxford Radcliffe Hospital NHS trust and Chairman of the Oxford Centre of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is also a Medical Tutor at Harris Manchester College, Oxford. He divides his time between patient care, research and teaching. He has authored more than 200 publications and is on the editorial boards of several professional journals.Sue BeattyDiabetes research nurse, OCDEMSue Beatty is a clinical research nurse based at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism. She has worked in diabetes research for six years. She has been involved in a wide range of research studies and has a particular interest in islet transplantation.Pam DysonResearch dietician, University of OxfordPam Dyson has been involved with the nutritional management of diabetes and obesity for over 25 years. She began her working life with the Medical Research Council at the Dunn Nutrition Unit in Cambridge and since then has practised as a community dietician, diabetes specialist dietician for both in and out-patients and has been closely involved with clinical research. Since 2003, she has been employed by Oxford University as a diabetes research dietician and she is involved with both externalprojects (usually multi-centre diabetes trials) and in-house projects (at present various educational programmes and dietary intervention trials for weight loss). The expansion of this role has included registration at Oxford Brookes University for a PhD study evaluating dietary education for peoplewith Type 2 diabetes. Her main interests are in the delivery of diabetes dietary education, behavioural aspects of lifestyle change and weight management.Laurie KingPodiatrist, OCDEMDr Nikki MestonClinical Research Fellow, OCDEMNiki Meston trained in medicine at Southampton University and then specialised in Chemical Pathology (the interpretation of changes in blood chemicals and various aspects of metabolism). She proceeded to work in the areas of endocrinology (hormones), metabolic bone disease and diabetes outpatient clinics, as well as blood investigation interpretation in the laboratory and teaching biochemistry to medical students.Dr Apana PalSpecialist Registrar in Diabetes, Endocrinology and GIMApana Pal did her undergraduate medical training at Oxford University Medical School and has spent most of her time since qualification working in clinical medicine in Oxford. She is now in the fourth year of her diabetes and endocrinology specialist training.Jenny ShawDiabetes research nurse, OCDEMJenny Shaw has been working with people with diabetes for many years, previously as a diabetes specialist nurse and currently as a diabetes research nurse. In recent years, she has been involved in studies concerning the development of new treatments for people with type 2 diabetes.
There are over 2 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK and worldwide 194 million. An epidemic of diabetes is reported and by 2025 it is predicted that there will be 330 million people with diabetes in the world. Diabetes is likely to present one of this century's greatest medical challenges. However, the impact of diabetes on the individual and their carers is equally important. This book provides an easy to understand guide to diabetes and is aimed atall those living with diabetes.This book gives an overall introduction to diabetes including a short history of diabetes, causes, symptoms, possible complications, management (both of diabetes and the associated risk factors), psychological factors and what care to expect. It emphasises self management and gives invaluable advice on how to achieve this.
; June 2008
216 pages; ISBN 9780191579684
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Author: David Matthews; Niki Meston; Pam Dyson; Jenny Shaw; Laurie King; Aparna Pal