The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus, Second Edition

The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus, Second Edition

Editor(s): Jean-Marie Ekoé, Marian Rewers, Rhys Williams, Paul Zimmet

Published Online: 11 SEP 2008

Print ISBN: 9780470017272

Online ISBN: 9780470779750

DOI: 10.1002/9780470779750

About this Book

The first edition of this book gained recognition as the definitive textbook of diabetes epidemiology. The second edition builds on this success, gathering recent information on international trends and data for diabetes mellitus. In particular, the book highlights the dramatic rise of Type 2 diabetes in children, adolescents and the elderly throughout the world. One new section features prevention and screening of both Type1 and Type 2 diabetes. Other new chapters cover the epidemiology of obesity and the impact of nutrition, and review available guidelines for better worldwide glycemic control. Future challenges, including the effects of antipsychotic treatment and HIV infection and therapy on diabetes, are also addressed. All chapters have been completely revised and updated, covering:

  • definitions, classification and risk factors for diabetes
  • new evidence for screening and prevention of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
  • epidemiology of complications and associated risk factors
  • economic aspects: the direct and indirect costs of diabetes.

The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus fills the need for a current compendium of diabetes epidemiology in the tradition of the first monumental text of the late Kelly West. It is essential reading for general practitioners, diabetologists, clinical endocrinologists, cardiologists, epidemiologists, nurses, dieticians, and other diabetes care providers, as well as health care decision makers.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 1

      Introduction (pages 1–4)

      Dr Jean-Marie Ekoé, Dr Marian Rewers, Rhys Williams and Paul Zimmet

    3. Chapter 4

      Epidemiology of Metabolic Syndrome (pages 31–55)

      Dianna J. Magliano, Adrian Cameron, Jonathan E. Shaw and Paul Zimmet

    4. Chapter 5

      Obesity and Diabetes (pages 57–70)

      Rachel Huxley, Abdullah Omari and Ian D. Caterson

    5. Chapter 8

      Genetic Epidemiology of Type 2 Diabetes (pages 95–110)

      Leif Groop, Valeriya Lyssenko, Charlotte Ling and Marju Orho-Melander

    6. Chapter 11

      Epidemiology of Diabetes in Africa (pages 133–146)

      Ayesha A. Motala, Mahomed A. K. Omar and Fraser J. Pirie

    7. Chapter 17

      The Epidemiology of Diabetes in Pacific Island Populations (pages 225–239)

      Stephen Colagiuri, Taniela Palu, Satupaitea Viali, Zafiml Hussain and Ruth Colagiuri

    8. Chapter 18

      Epidemiology of Type 2 Diabetes in North America (pages 241–254)

      Linda S. Geiss, Jing Wang, Edward W. Gregg and Michael M. Engelgau

    9. Chapter 19

      Non-Caucasian North American Populations: Native Americans (pages 255–272)

      Meda E. Pavkov, K. M. Venkat Narayan, Robert G. Nelson, Robert L. Hanson and William C. Knowler

    10. Chapter 24

      Global Epidemiology of Type 1 Diabetes (pages 355–383)

      Lars C. Stene, Jaakko Tuomilehto and Dr Marian Rewers

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