Intensive diabetes management is the process by which blood glucose levels are closely controlled using multiple daily insulin injections or an insulin pump. Now in its seventh edition Intensive Diabetes Management is geared toward the health care practitioner who wants to implement this method in his or her patients.
Now in its seventh edition, this authoritative text includes the latest advances in research and therapy. The data, guidelines, and procedures reflect the latest positions of the American Diabetes Association’s Standards of Care.
Although difficult to maintain, intensive diabetes management has proven very effective and is now the rule, rather than the exception, in diabetes care. People who use this method of diabetes management must be closely aligned with their healthcare team and highly motivated. Virtually all patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes can improve their glycemic control and overall health through intensive diabetes management.
Intensive Diabetes Management emphasizes a team approach to patient care and offers guidance in helping patients move toward treatment goals appropriate for their individual skills and medical condition. Individual sections address all of the key topics in intensive diabetes management, including rationale/physiological basis, team approach, education, pyschosocial issues, patient selection/goals of therapy, insulin regimens, insulin pump therapy, monitoring, and nutrition management.