BOOK REVIEWS Diabetes mellitus is an increasing worry of the medical community and at the end of the 20 th century most populations had witnessed a significant increase in incidence in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Two new books on this topic have recently been published: Textbook of Diabetes, 3 r d Edition (2 volumes), edited by J.C. Pickup and G. Williams. Blackwell Science, Oxford, 2002. Hardcover, pp 1472. Price: Â£ 2 5 0 . ISBN 0-632-05915-X. This new edition 5 years after the previous one is a very updated text. New data on molecular discoveries in etiology of disease, physiology of insulin, pathophysiology of types of diabetes mellitus, new drugs, new hormones involved in carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism are reviewed in 19 sections and 76 chapters, written by an international team. The text is clear with many colored tables and figures. References are up to 2001. Excellent for teachers and very useful for individuals in training to understand and treat diabetes mellitus. This book should be in the library of any institution researching or treating individuals with diabetes mellitus. The editors, authors and publisher should be commended. by authors from several countries, is
Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism – de Gruyter
Published: Apr 1, 2003
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