Diabetes: An Old Disease, a New Insight

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ISBN: 978-1-4614-5440-3
Pub Date: 21 Sep 2012
Pages: 520
Color Pages: 1
Figures: 49
Tables: 58

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Diabetes: An Old Disease, a New Insight


About this Book

• A guide for diabetic patients to take care of their health
• Comprehensive in scope
• With numerous figures and tables

Diabetes is a complex disease and is also one of the most common.  It is very difficult to reach an accurate estimate for the global prevalence of diabetes since the standards and methods of data collection vary widely in different parts of the world. In addition, many potential sufferers are not included in the count because according to an estimate about 50% of cases remain undiagnosed for up to 10 years. However, according to an estimate for 2010, globally, there are about 285 million people (amounting to 6.4% of the adult population) suffering from this disease. This number is estimated to increase to 439 million by 2030 if no cure is found. The general increase in life expectancy, leading to an ageing population, and the global rise in obesity are two main reasons for the increase.

With the basic platform set, Editor presents his views and advice to the readers, especially to diabetic patients suffering from T2DM, on the basis of his observations and information collected from other diabetics.

Table of Contents

Shamim I. Ahmad

1. Introduction to Diabetes Mellitus
Kirti Kaul, Joanna M. Tarr, Shamim I. Ahmad, Eva M. Kohner and Rakesh Chibber

2. Classification of Diabetes
Jorge de Faria Maraschin

3. Fulminant Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: A New Class of Type 1 Diabetes
Saeko Shibasaki, Akihisa Imagawa and Toshiaki Hanafusa

4. Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
Khalid Imam

5. Global Prevalence and Future of Diabetes Mellitus
Emil Ginter and Vlado Simko

6. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Pandemic in 21st Century
Emil Ginter and Vlado Simko

7. Emerging Type 2 Diabetes in Young Adults
Soon H. Song

8. Impairment of Immune Systems in Diabetes
Christopher Ting, Vivek Bansal, Ibrahim Batal, Marwan Mounayar, Lola Chabtini, Ghania El Akiki and Jamil Azzi

9. Periodontal Disease and Diabetes
Antonio Bascones‑Martínez, Santiago Arias‑Herrera, Elena Criado‑Cámara, Jaime Bascones‑Ilundáin,
and Cristina Bascones‑Ilundáin

10. Retinopathy in Diabetes
Joanna M. Tarr, Kirti Kaul, Katarzyna Wolanska, Eva M. Kohner and Rakesh Chibber

11. Nephropathy in Diabetes
Bancha Satirapoj

12. Diabetic Foot: A Continuing Challenge
Sanjeev K. Gupta and Surya K. Singh

13. Glycemic Variability in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Oxidative Stress and Macrovascular Complications
Eric L. Johnson

14. Diabetic Somatic Neuropathy
Zdravko A. Kamenov and Latchezar D. Traykov

15. Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy
Zdravko A. Kamenov and Latchezar D. Traykov

16. Immunobiology of Beta‑Cell Destruction
Daria La Torre

17. Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes
Heather Mangiapane

18. Pancreatic Cancer and Diabetes
Maureen Morrison

19. Molecular Mechanisms of Insulin Resistance in Diabetes
Kouidhi Soumaya

20. Viral Infections and Diabetes
Letizia Galleri, Guido Sebastiani, Francesco Vendrame, Fabio Arturo Grieco, Isabella Spagnuolo and Francesco Dotta

21. Oxidative Stress in Diabetes
Krisztian Stadler

22. The Pancreatic Beta Cells in Human Type 2 Diabetes
Piero Marchetti, Marco Bugliani, Ugo Boggi, Matilde Masini and Lorella Marselli

23. Beta‑Cell Regeneration in Human Pancreas: The Lessons of Pancreatic Pathology
Matthew Maulis and Roberto Gianani

24. Glucose‑Induced Insulin Secretion: Nutritional Prevention and Novel Avenues for Therapy
Sergio Polakof and Blandine Comte

25. Clinical Features, Diagnostic Criteria and Pathogenesis of Diabetes Mellitus
Khalid Imam

26. Management and Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus
Khalid Imam

27. Nutritional Supplements and Their Effect on Glucose Control
Tanya Lee and Jean‑Jacques Dugoua

28. Herbal Medicines for the Management of Diabetes
George Q. Li, Antony Kam, Ka H. Wong, Xian Zhou, Eshaifol A. Omar, Ali Alqahtani, Kong M. Li,
Valentina Razmovski‑Naumovski and Kelvin Chan

29. Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion (CSII) Pumps
Vasiliki Valla

30. Pancreatic Transplant in Diabetes
Afshin Tavakoli and Sue Liong

31. Weight Reduction in Diabetes
Stanley Schwartz, Anthony N. Fabricatore and Andrea Diamond

32. Treatment of Obese Diabetics
Štěpán Svačina

33. Neurocognitive Dysfunction in Old Diabetes: Management and Treatment
Hiroyuki Umegaki

Epilogue: An Appeal to the Heads of the Health Services and World Health Organization (WHO)
Shamim I. Ahmad