Clinical Management of the Child and Teenager with Diabetes
Written by a Johns Hopkins pediatric endocrinologist and an award-winning medical writer, Clinical Management of the Child and Teenager with Diabetes is a comprehensive and accessible clinical guide to the modern medical management of Type 1 diabetes. Emphasizing the concerns and needs of the child and family, the book is addressed to primary care clinicians, who are increasingly responsible for managing the care of patients with diabetes.
With detailed guidelines for establishing a comprehensive patient management plan, this book discusses how to effectively ensure the health and well-being of the child or adolescent with diabetes. The authors cover the basic mechanisms of disease, provide diagnostic and treatment guidelines, describe the spectrum of management options, and offer valuable advice on how to achieve effective communication among parent, child, and members of the health care team.
Throughout, the authors stress the importance of helping children with diabetes to live as normally as possible. They address a wide range of management alternatives, including practical issues — snacking at the mall after school (and how to adjust insulin to cover it), what to do about insulin shots during sleepovers, what to tell friends and classmates as well as teachers and other educators, and how to counsel adolescents about the effect of alcohol on blood sugar levels. The text is enhanced by a variety of sample forms and documents: assessment and other record-keeping forms; sample letters to teachers describing activity restrictions and warning signs they should watch for; growth charts; tables of timing and duration of action for different types of insulin; and diabetic ketoacidosis treatment flow sheets.
About the Authors
Leslie Plotnick, M.D., is a pediatric endocrinologist and an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University and heads the pediatric diabetes program. Randi Henderson is a medical writer.
"The clinical guide, directed toward primary care clinicians, addresses the main catagories of concern and provides the most up-to-date treatment information regarding type 1 diabetes. Written by a Johns Hopkins pediatric endocrinologist and a prominent medical writer, Clinical Management of the Child and Teenager with Diabetes is a well-organized, comprehensive guide to the modern medical management of type 1 diabetes. The concerns and needs of both the child and family are emphasized, and detailed parameters for establishing a comprehensive patient management plan are provided.... Practical for all health care practitioners working with this population and for students in related fields."
|Johns Hopkins University Press|
|The Johns Hopkins Press Series in Ambulatory Pediatric Medicine|
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