This is the second edition of the comprehensive guide to diabetes for nurses and is updated to take account of changes in dietary advice, legislation and terminology. The text addresses diabetes as both a biochemical disease and a psychosocial problem. It provides research-based information with suggestions for problem solving and planning. The book is divided into three sections. The first introduces diabetes and examines the altered physiology, the diagnosis, the treatments available and the complications of diabetes. The second section addresses the practice of patient education and the clinical management of diabetes. The third section puts diabetes in care into context. It examines the broader issues involved in diabetes care, including the psychological and ethical aspects of diabetes.