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Diabetes (Paperback) (Josie Evans & Angela Scriven)

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Public Health Mini-Guides: Diabetes provides up-to-date, evidence-based information in a convenient pocket-sized format. Diabetes is a worldwide public health concern and is being referred to as the 'global epidemic of diabetes', the 'silent epidemic' and the 'diabetes timebomb'.

The increasing incidence of diabetes, the heavy burden of morbidity and mortality associated with diabetes, and its spiralling healthcare costs, underpin the importance of a public health approach to the prevention and management of diabetes. This Mini-Guide explores in more detail how public health practice might address some of these issues.

    • Covers all aspects of a public health approach to diabetes
    • Individual and population-level interventions
    • Case study examples help relate practice to theory
    • 'Thinking points' encourage reflection and are a teaching aid
    • Each chapter ends with summary points, websites and further reading lists to help direct readers.

    The Public Health Mini-Guides provide up-to-date, evidence-based information in a convenient pocket-sized format, on a range of current key public health topics. They are designed to support the work of health and social care practitioners and students on courses related to public health and health promotion.

    1. Definitions and epidemiology of diabetes

    2. The burden and risks of diabetic complications

    3. Management of diabetes and prevention of diabetic complications

    4. Organisation of diabetes care

    5. Living with diabetes

    6. Public health prevention of diabetes



    • Boxes

    • Thinking points - will be of interest to practitioners

    • Key debates

    • Case studies

    • Current strategies - Gov. targets

    • Further Reading

    • Useful web links.


    The Public Health Mini-Guides provide up-to-date, evidence-based information in a convenient pocket-sized format, on a range of current key public health topics. They are designed to support the work of health and social care practitioners and students on courses related to public health and health promotion.

    Number of Pages: 116
    Genre: Medical
    Sub-Genre: Endocrinology + Metabolism
    Series Title: Public Health Mini-Guides
    Format: Paperback
    Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science
    Author: Josie Evans & Angela Scriven
    Language: English
    Street Date: September 14, 2015
    TCIN: 46769444
    UPC: 9780702046377
    Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-9376

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