"Dramatic advances in the laboratory and the clinic are revolutionizing our understanding and the care of diabetes," said C. Ronald Kahn, M.D., President and Director of Joslin Diabetes Center, the Mary K. Iacocca Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and one of the book's six senior editors. "It's critical for both researchers and healthcare professionals to keep pace, particularly as diabetes is growing at epidemic proportions and research advances are coming quickly."
Tailored to primary care and specialty practitioners, the 1,209-page book, published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins of Philadelphia, harnesses the expertise of more than 125 diabetes authorities worldwide. Significantly expanding the previous edition, the current book contains 70 chapters. Beginning with the history of diabetes and the pioneering work of Elliott P. Joslin, M.D., founder of Joslin Diabetes Center, the father of modern day diabetes care and author of the first edition (published in 1916), the new textbook contains eight main sections, each designed to help healthcare practitioners and researchers solidify their understanding of diabetes and treatment of the disease.
In addition to serving as a comprehensive overview for endocrinologists and diabetes specialists, the new Joslin textbook is an important tool for primary care physicians, nurses and educators. "With millions of people with diabetes or at risk for developing the disease, primary caregivers are a critical part of the healthcare team, and this book provide