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  • A Practical Guide to Diabetes Mellitus

    Edition Details

    • 1st Edition: August, 2004
    • 2nd Edition September,2005
    • 3rd Edition November, 2006 [Academa Publishers]
    • 4th Edition July,2008 [Academa Publishers]
    • 5th Edition January,2010 [Academa Publishers]
    • 6th Edition, Dec 2012 [Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.]
    • 7th Edition, 2016 [Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.]

    Book Overview

    The 7thEdition of “A Practical Guide to Diabetes Mellitus” offers a unique combination of rigorous pathophysiology with very practical approaches to diabetes prevention and control. This outstanding textbook will equip a cadre of doctors and other health care professionals to deliver high quality care to vulnerable populations around India and far beyond. Based on research as well as clinical practice, the text describes diabetes in relation to physiology, ocular, cardiovascular, neuropathy, pregnancy, emergencies, childhood diabetes, etc. Each chapter beings with a brief outline of the disease concerned followed by introduction, definition/terminology, classification, treatment, conclusion and ending with set of question for self-assessment. Covers step wise images describes insulin administration in subcutaneous and using pen devices in the chapter: Insulin therapy: practical aspects. Feet, Footcare and Neuroarthropathy chapter deals with etiology and pathophysiology and is divided into three parts: Ulceration, Neuroarthropathy and Peripheral Artery Occlusive(PAD) diseases. Infection in diabetes chapter focuses on infection related to head and neck, genitourinary, skin and soft tissue, pulmonology and abdominal. Recent advances includes application of new drugs like Taspoglutide, Albiglutide, Lixisenatide, Newer DPP-IV inhibitors, along with new insulin receptor activators, PPAR agonists, new hepatic targets for glycemic control in diabetes. This book contains more than 300+ coloured images and illustrations, 40+ clinical cases, 50 questions for quick revision along with answers to the self-assessments question given at the end of book.


    Obesity and type 2 Diabetes have become global epidemics affecting not only Western populations, but indeed to a highly worrying degree, the Asian populations including those of the Indian citizens. As for type 2 diabetes, there are currently an estimated number of more than 62,000,000 people suffering from this disease in India. Type 2 diabetes is associated with more than a two-fold excess mortality from cardiovascular disease, devastating microvascular complications affecting the eyes, kidneys and nerves, as well as with significant comorbidities including cancer, infections and psychosocial stress. If left untreated, the microvascular complications will ultimately lead to blindness, over kidney failure, foot ulcers and amputations. There is an enormous challenge for the society and the healthcare system to organize treatment and management of people with diabetes to reduce its serious impact on health of the individual, as well as to reduce the otherwise extreme expenditure of society to compensate for lost working years as well as for managingblindness, dialysis, amputations, etc. Many landmark achievements within diabetes care have been obtained during recent years, including definitive knowledge that multifactorial pharmacological as well as nonpharmacological intervention targeting physical inactivity, overeating, smoking, reduction of blood pressure and lipids, as well as lowing glucose, significantly improves the most important clinical outcome variables in people with diabetes. Many noel drugs have been introduced targeting different distinct defects of metabolism in diabetes patients, leaving the clinical diabetes specialist withmuch better tools to tailor a more optimal and individualized treatment strategy in different diabetes patients. The fast generation of knowledge within the field of diabetes, as well as its significant quantitative impact on health within the society, makes it extremely important to have medical doctors with a proper and constantly updated scientific training in diabetes research, to lead the implementation of novel, better and more (cost-effective) treatment and care programs for patients with diabetes. I have had the great pleasure of working together with Professor Nihal Thomas and his team on clinical matters, as well as on important translational scientific projects, and in all of our interactions. I have been indeed very impressed about the dedication, level of knowledge as well as enthusiasm in general of Nihal Thomas and his team. I am therefore extremely happy hereby and with great confidence- to be able to give the doctors, councillors teams and patients associated with international community, the most sincere recommendations provided in this book, that would help in leading the fight against diabetes with the Seventh Edition of ‘A Practical Guide to Diabetes Mellitus’.

    Allan Vaag MD PhD
    Professor & Head
    Departemnt of Endocrinology
    Riggs Hospital Copenhagen, Denmark
    Adjunct Professor of Clinical Diabetes Research Lund University, Sweden

    Clinical Atlas in ENDOCRINOLOGY & DIABETES – A Case-Based Compendium

    • 1st Edition: March, 2016


    Endocrinology is a very visual speciality. While as always, a good and detailed history is essential, probably in no other specialization other than perhaps dermatology is the physical appearance of patients more vital in coming to a correct diagnosis. Patients with Cushing’s syndrome and acromegaly, in particular, have languished for years before the diagnosis was suspected and treatment instituted, and in many other areas recognition of clear clinical features are either ignored, missed, or misattributed. In diabetes, many of the changes over time, particularly those due to a variety of complications, require careful clinical inspection and recognition in order to initiate prompt and often life-saving interventions. Furthermore, both diabetes and endocrinology are increasingly dependent on accurate interpretation importance, that this new volume is focussed on the visualization of all aspects of endocrinology and diabetes, and their complications.

    Furthermore, it is now well accepted in medical education circles, that case-based approaches are an ideal form of learning and revision, aiding the trainee doctor and helping educate even experienced clinicians in sharpening their clinical skills, and so assisting in patient management.

    It is especially fitting that this dual approach of teaching endocrinology and diabetes by highly visual techniques and case-based studies come from the Christian Medical College in Vellore, as one of the most highly praised and accomplished medical centres in Tamil Nadu, India. With both a stellar national and indeed international reputation, the Departments of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism have put together a beautifully illustrated and highly instructive Color Atlas, assisted by extensive collaboration with many other clinical departments. The illustrations are outstanding, the text is clear and informative, and I suspect many practising physicians will read it as much as for pleasure as for knowledge. I am delighted to introduce this volume to the medical public, and know that it is set to become a standard reference in Endocrinology and Diabetes.

    Prof Ashley Grossman FMedSci
    Professor of Endocrinology
    Oxford Centre for Diabetes
    Endocrinology and Metabolism
    Radcliffe Dept. of Medicine
    University of Oxford, Churchill Hospital
    Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LE, UK

    Handbook of Endocrine Protocols

    • 1st Edition: 2015


    ”Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” -Nelson Mandela.

    And so it came to pass that a couple of decades ago that together with our teacher:Prof Seshadri, Dr. Simon and I were part of a fledgling department and commenced an arduous journey along an uncertain pathway which handled the patient care, teaching and research in relation to endocrinology in the Southern part of India.

    Times have rolled on and seasons have changed, but the mandate remains the same.

    What was a fresh Spring of hope and early growth is now a Summer of abounding knowledge, wherein the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu is involved in training and teaching and generating themes which are original for research in a country that has vast and varied problems, demanding novel algorithms to solve unique disease patterns.

    I would like to join my hands in percussive appreciation and propose a toast to Dr. Simon for having the wisdom and insight into developing this manual on endocrine protocols. It has been designed with a purpose to serve the needs of the physician and the practitioner in knowing the basic test and algorithms required to investigate endocrine disorders, provided in a nutshell, making it a relatively elementary task to browse through.

    Endocrinology is a field that covers a vast expanse in the mountains of medical science-which ranges from obesity and diabetes to thyroid disease, pituitary and adrenal disorders, bone health, reproductive disorders and sexual health, growth, lipid anomalies and menopausal symptoms. Thereby, at any given point of time in life, 80% of the population on the planet, could very well experience an endocrine disorder. With this in mind, it is important for the practitioner to understand and apply the right tests to the right situation.

    I wish one and all: Bonne lecture!

    Nihal Thomas MD, MNAMS, DNB (Endo) FRACP (Edin), FRCP (Glas)
    Professor and Head Department of Endocrinology
    Diabetes and Metabolism and Vice-Principal (Research)
    Christian Medical College,Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.

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