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Diabetes Head to Toe: Everything You Need to Know about Diagnosis, Treatment, and Living with Diabetes

According to a 2017 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 100 million American adults are living with diabetes or prediabetes. Diabetes now is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. The number of new cases continues to grow, ensuring that diabetes remains a major national health problem.

That makes the publication of Diabetes from Head to Toe so important. In 12 chapters, splendidly written in plain English, Johns Hopkins-affiliated authors Rita Kalyani, Mark Corriere, Michael Quartuccio and Thomas Donner (director of the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Center) provide easy-to-understand information on every aspect of diabetes, which comes in two main types and numerous permutations that engender a host of complications.

The authors wanted their text to be accessible not just for diabetes sufferers—saying at the outset that they “wrote this book for you”—but also for every sort of health care professional who serves patients with the illness.

It covers the latest in diabetes treatment and medications—including those for conditions that are diabetes-related; updates on current diabetes technology and equipment; and potential future treatments, such as pancreatic and islet transplants and even creation of artificial pancreases.

Of the 32 colleagues thanked in the book’s acknowledgments for their help, 24 are from Johns Hopkins—including physicians, nurses, dietitians and medical illustrators. 

Diabetes Head to Toe Book Cover

Diabetes Head to Toe: Everything You Need to Know about Diagnosis, Treatment, and Living with Diabetes
Rita R. Kalyani, M.D., M.H.S. Mark D. Corriere, M.D.
Thomas W. Donner, M.D. Michael W. Quartuccio, M.D.
JHU Press, 2018