Table of contents

  1. Crystal Man Ying Lee, Stephen Colagiuri
  2. Chiara Guglielmi, Richard David Leslie, Paolo Pozzilli
  3. Sylvia H. Ley, James B. Meigs
  4. Rashmi B. Prasad, Emma Ahlqvist, Leif Groop
  5. Simona Cernea, Avivit Cahn, Itamar Raz
  6. John C. Pickup
  7. Agostino Consoli
  8. Lorenzo Piemonti, Carlo Socci, Rita Nano, Paola Maffi, Antonio Secchi
  9. Simona Zampetti, Raffaella Buzzetti
  10. Riccardo C. Bonadonna, Linda Boselli, Alessandra Dei Cas, Maddalena Trombetta
  11. Katharine R. Owen
  12. Ele Ferrannini, Marta Seghieri
  13. Martha M. Funnell, Robert M. Anderson, Gretchen A. Piatt
  14. William C. Knowler
  15. Laura J. Gray, Andrew Willis, David Webb, Melanie J. Davies, Kamlesh Khunti
  16. Gabriele Riccardi, Marilena Vitale, Rosalba Giacco
  17. Roberto Codella, Ileana Terruzzi, Livio Luzi
  18. Sten Madsbad, Jens J. Holst
  19. Cristina Bianchi, Giuseppe Daniele, Angela Dardano, Stefano Del Prato

About this book


This book provides the reader with comprehensive information on the epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, pathophysiology, clinical features, prevention, and treatment of diabetes with the aim of empowering health care providers in their daily battle against the disease. Diabetes has been identified by WHO and the United Nations as a medical emergency because of the increase in its global prevalence, which may reach one billion in three to four decades if the trend remains unchanged. Despite improved care that is helping to prolong life, diabetes impacts substantially on the quality of life of those affected and kills or disables several million people each year. The disease is systemic because all organs, tissues, and cells suffer in the presence of hyperglycemia and are damaged by the diabetic milieu. Unfortunately, most patients with diabetes will consequently experience chronic diabetic complications. This book, combining basic science with a practical clinical orientation, will be of value for all physicians and nurses who care for patients with diabetes.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Enzo Bonora
    • 1
  • Ralph DeFronzo
    • 2
  1. 1.Endocrinology, Diabetes and MetabolismUniversity of VeronaVeronaItaly
  2. 2.Diabetes DivisionUTHSCSASan AntonioUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Reference Module Medicine
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-27317-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2510-1927
  • Series Online ISSN 2510-1935