Chapter 14. An Overview of Microvascular Complications

  1. Peter J. Watkins1,
  2. Stephanie A. Amiel2,
  3. Simon L. Howell3 and
  4. Eileen Turner4

Published Online: 30 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470760277.ch14

Diabetes and its Management, Sixth Edition

Diabetes and its Management, Sixth Edition

How to Cite

Watkins, P. J., Amiel, S. A., Howell, S. L. and Turner, E. (2008) An Overview of Microvascular Complications, in Diabetes and its Management, Sixth Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470760277.ch14

Author Information

  1. 1

    King's College Hospital, London

  2. 2

    King's College, London

  3. 3

    King's College, London

  4. 4

    King's College Hospital, London

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405107259

Online ISBN: 9780470760277

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Keywords:

  • neuropathy;
  • retinopathy;
  • hypertension;
  • blindness;
  • transplantation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Summary

  • An Overview of Microvascular Complications

  • Duration of Diabetes and Complications

  • Association of Complications

  • Pathogenesis of Diabetic Complications

  • Damaging Effects of Persistent Hyperglycaemia

  • Damaging Effects of Hypertension

  • Prevention of Complications

  • Benefits of Tight Glycaemic and Blood Pressure Control on Diabetic Complications

  • Pharmacological Agents and Prevention of Complications

  • Early Detection of Diabetic Complications: Annual Screening Procedures