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Diabetes Care


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Table of Contents

1: Is it diabetes? 2: Assessing a person with diabetes 3: The aims of diabetes care 4: Diabetes education 5: Healthy eating and drinking (including management of obesity) 6: Urine testing 7: Blood glucose and ketone testing 8: Non-insulin medications 9: Insulin 10: Low blood glucose: hypoglycaemia 11: High blood glucose: hyperglycaemia 12: Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic states (HHS) 13: Exercise 14: Diabetic tissue damage 15: Diabetic foot problems 16: Diabetes in young people 17: Diabetes in women 18: Diabetes in men 19: Older people with diabetes 20: Diabetes in different ethnic groups 21: Work 22: Travel 23: Psychological and social aspects of diabetes 24: Diabetes care in hospital 25: Local diabetes care 26: Links

About the Author

Dr Hillson was National Clinical Director for Diabetes from 2008 - 2013. She was responsible for working to improve the care of 2.6 million people with diabetes in England through the continued delivery of the National Service Framework for Diabetes. From 1989 - 2012 she was a Consultant Physician with an interest in Diabetes & Endocrinology at The Hillingdon Hospital, Uxbridge where she established a successful district-wide diabetes service. She was awarded the MBE in 2006. In 1981 Dr Hillson pioneered Outward Bound (R) courses for people with diabetes, with the Outward Bound Trust and British Diabetic Association She has published scientific papers and books on diabetes for patients and professionals, winning numerous writing awards.


`Reviews from previous diabetes title by this author This book is well written, easy to understand and contains a wealth of knowledge for health professionals.' Practice Nurse, 2004 `I would recommend this book for someone who (1) is starting to care for patients with diabetes, and (2) already has the theoretical knowledge of diabetes and who needs specific, practical guidelines on how to diagnose, treat, educate and follow-up individuals with diabetes.' Journal of the Canadian Dietetic Association 1997

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