Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes

From Science to Therapy

Editors: LeRoith, Derek (Ed.)

  • Comprehensive, practical discussion of latest evidence on type 2 diabetes prevention
  • Written by renowned international experts
  • Covers both research and clinical issues, including ADA guidelines, pathophysiology, intervention trials, and clinical management approaches
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There is a world-wide epidemic on obesity. This epidemic is driving the immense proportions of Type 2 diabetes across the globe. While there are numerous therapies for treating Type 2 diabetes, the most effective therapy is prevention. Prevention of Type 2 diabetes can be achieved properly by simultaneous prevention of obesity. Prediabetes, or metabolic syndrome, is the period between simple obesity and diabetes, and this critical period needs to be identified in a more consistent and systematic manner by clinicians worldwide. Clinical trials have indicated that diabetes prevention can be achieved by lifestyle changes and also by certain medications, though none are yet approved for use in prevention. On the other hand, there are funding agencies such as the NIH, CDC, and State Institutions that are interested in studying the prevention paradigms in different communities and ethnic minorities who are most prone to this epidemic. For these reasons, this title by renowned physician-scientist Derek LeRoith is both timely and vitally important for academic physicians, practitioners, allied health care providers, analysts, community activists, and all others interested in this increasing epidemic. This book provides a unique and comprehensive synthesis of the prevention and early diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes, focusing on identifying risk factors and then moving into topics that address how to prevent their progression to full-blown diabetes. The difficult task of changing patients’ behavior is given special emphasis. The chapters in this practical volume are written by a wide range of international experts, reflecting the editor’s distinguished, internationally renowned career. The volume is organized in eight sections: an introduction to the overall issue of prevention, definitions of values based on ADA guidelines, pathophysiology, discussion of a range of interventional trials regarding prevention, and an overview of state-of-the-art clinical management approaches. Comprehensive and timely, Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes: From Science to Therapy is an essential reference for those treating and researching Type 2 Diabetes.

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Derek LeRoith, MD, PhD, is the editor of 6 Springer titles: five on the biomedicine side and one from clinical medicine.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes; from Science to Therapies

    Gallagher, Emily Jane (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Pathophysiology: Loss of β-Cell Function

    Ferrannini, Ele (et al.)

    Pages 11-29

  • Pathophysiology of Insulin Resistance: Implications for Prevention

    Ali, Shamsa (et al.)

    Pages 31-39

  • Epidemiology Including Youth Through Adulthood and Socioeconomic Impact

    Looker, Helen

    Pages 41-59

  • Prediabetes Genes in Pima and Amish

    Baier, Leslie J.

    Pages 61-80

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes
Book Subtitle
From Science to Therapy
Editors
  • Derek LeRoith
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-3314-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-3314-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-3313-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-8546-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 259
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
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