Hypoglycemia: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Oxford University Press, 1997 - Medical - 184 pages
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Hypoglycemia--low blood sugar--is a common problem in diabetic patient s taking insulin. This is a comprenhensive treatment of hypoglycemia w ritten by one of the most prominent investigators in the field who is also an active clinician. It applies up-to-date concepts of the physio logy of glucose counter-regulation--the mechanisms that normally preve nt or rapidly correct hypoglycemia and thus defend the brain from its devastating effects--and of the pathophysiology of those mechanisms wh ich were largely unknown when previous books on the topic were publish ed, to the diagnosis and treatment of the clinical problem. While its early chapters provide a detailed scientific background, its clinical chapters (on hypoglycemia in diabetes mellitus, the hypoglycemic disor ders and the approach to the patient with hypoglycemia) provide much p ractical guidance for physicians.

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Philip E. Cryer is at Washington University School of Medicine.

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