Home > Archive > 2005 >

Volume 24, Number 4 (December)


Patients' and Providers' Perspectives on Diabetes Care (pages 6-13)

Richard R. Rubin, Ph.D., and Mark Peyrot, Ph.D.

Despite new treatments to control blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol, most patients have not reached their target goals. The authors offer some practical insights from the recently completed DAWN study that can help you make your patients’ self-management easier and more effective.
Management strategies and toolsStrategies for glycemic control

Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Women With Diabetes (pages 17-20)

Judith Richards, B.A., M.P.H., Robyn Stewart, B.A., Gul Bahtiyar, M.D., Martin Kramer, M.D., and Mary Ann Banerji, M.D.

Infections of the urinary tract, often asymptomatic, tend to be more complicated in women with diabetes, often leading to severe problems. Will screening for and treating asymptomatic urinary tract infections prevent these complications? The authors review that issue.
Complications and comorbiditiesInfections

The Importance of Controlling Postprandial Hyperglycemia (pages 22-26)

John E. Gerich, M.D.

Controlled clinical trials suggest that reducing postprandial blood glucose reduces cardiovascular problems. Dr. Gerich summarizes the scientific data that support monitoring and treating postprandial hyperglycemia as a necessary part of a program to reduce glycemic exposure.
Management strategies and toolsStrategies for glycemic control

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (pages 27-33)

Neil M. Brodsky, M.D.

Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis is associated with diabetes, obesity, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension. And it progresses to advanced liver disease in 15% to 20% of cases. This article covers the epidemiology, natural history, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment.
Complications and comorbiditiesLiver complications

Evidence-Based Treatment of Diabetic Nephropathy (pages 36-41)

Namyi Yu, M.D., Claudio P. Milite, M.D., and Silvio Inzucchi, M.D.

In this solidly authoritative article, the authors cover the published evidence and practical guidelines for treating kidney disease in both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
Complications and comorbiditiesNephropathy

Preparing Your Patients for Hospitalization (pages 46-48)

Monica DiNardo, M.S.N., C.R.N.P., C.D.E., and Michael A. Weiss

Blood glucose management is a particular challenge for hospitalized patients with diabetes—and for their health-care providers as well. The authors outline a commonsense approach to this problem that reflects the guidelines of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
Surgery and hospital care

When Is a Syndrome Not a Syndrome? (pages 49-51)

Daniel L. Lorber, M.D.

The diagnostic criteria for metabolic syndrome has changed with evolving knowledge, but the criteria are different depending on who issues them. The Editor focuses on recent attempts to bring clarity to this problem and the more important point of treating the individual rather than the syndromes.
Professional guidelines