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BIDE’s Diabetes Desk Book for HCPs bridges gap between Research and Clinical Practice

It contains 26 chapters and 61 contributors from
all over the world has enriched its contents

KARACHI: Baqai Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology (BIDE) has accomplished yet another remarkable achievement by publishing this over six hundred ten pages Diabetes Desk Book for Healthcare professional’s which bridges the gap between research and clinical practice. It has twenty-six chapters and sixty-one contributors which includes many eminent medical personalities interested in Diabetes Care and Management from many countries has enriched its contents. This is perhaps the most comprehensive book which covers almost every aspects of diabetes including epidemiological aspects of the disease, various diagnostic procedures, classification of diabetes. Pharmacological as well as Non-pharmacological management of diabetes has also been covered in detail in addition to microvascular and macro vascular complications of this dreaded disease.

Edited by Prof. Abdul Basit and Prof. Muhammad Yakoob Ahmedani, the three Associate Editors include Dr. Musarrat Riaz, Dr. Riaz Ahmed Memon and Marium Habib Soomro. Dr. Akhtar Hussain, President of International Diabetes Federation has written its Foreword. While in another Foreword President-elect of IDF Prof. Med. Habil. Peter E.H. Schwarz says that this book aims to achieve diabetes care in practice based on evidence and practical experience. It addresses numerous facets of diabetes care as well as diabetes care practice. All those interested in diabetes care from physicians to nurses, diabetes educators will find it extremely useful. It offers practical suggestions for managing diabetes and how to address the needs of people suffering from diabetes. This book combines recent evidence and practical experience.

Pakistan is one of the countries where diabetes has become an epidemic and its prevalence is increasing very rapidly. So far we have failed to control it hence it is extremely important to know the reasons and how this epidemic is spreading. It is not only the physicians and those treating diabetes but the policy makers, health planners must work together to chalk out strategies which are feasible and practical as well as cost effective. The book specially addresses the issues faced in diabetes care and management in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs). The recent advances in technology have also been covered and the editors have also benefitted from twenty-five years of their clinical experience by managing people with diabetes at BIDS one of the most important institutions affiliated with Baqai Medical University.

Other important topics covered in the book include Acute Emergencies in Diabetes, Diabetic Kidney Diseases, Diabetic eye diseases, coronary artery disease and diabetes, peripheral artery disease, cerebrovascular diseases have been discussed in microvascular and microvascular complications of diabetes. Diabetic Foot, Diabetes and Obesity, Diabetes in Children and Adolescents, Hyperglycaemia in pregnancy, Diabetes and Ramadan Fasting, Managing Diabetes during Hajj, diabetes care in hospitals, diabetes and infections, developing national diabetes programmes, Guidelines and Registries have been devoted special chapters.

Every chapter in the book is properly referenced which ensures its authenticity. It is published by a leading medical publisher Elsevier with hardbound cover and exceptional designing and printing. The book has been dedicated to late Prof. F. U. Baqai Founder of Baqai Foundation and Baqai Medical University and late Prof. A. Samad Shera Secretary General of Diabetic Association of Pakistan who also served as Hony. President of IDF. The editors, associate editors as well as the contributors all deserve appreciation having formed a team to publish this excellent book on Diabetes care and management. For details contact Elsevier.com/books-and-journals. SAJ

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