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Diabetes Mellitus

Insights and Perspectives

The fundamental treatment and management goals in diabetes mellitus are to control and normalize blood glucose levels and to prevent diabetic complications. It also includes maintaining normal growth and development and normal body weight. Proper diet, regular exercise, weight control and different therapeutic agents are the mainstays of diabetic care and management. Weight reduction and exercise have been shown to improve tissue sensitivity to insulin and allow its proper use by target tissues. It is obvious that medical management and goals of therapy for diabetes mellitus have changed since the publication of the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial in 1993. Recent studies have shown that the risk of developing retinopathy can decrease by 76% in properly managed diabetic patients when compared to control group and that clinical and laboratory signs and symptoms of nephropathy and neuropathy can also decrease by 54 to 60%. Modern approaches to the management of diabetes mellitus embrace holistic options and this book addressed various approaches in the management of diabetes mellitus.

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Diabetes MellitusInsights and PerspectivesEdited by Oluwafemi Oguntibeju

Published: January 23rd 2013

DOI: 10.5772/3038

ISBN: 978-953-51-0939-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7072-3

Copyright year: 2013

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62068 Total Chapter Downloads

45 Crossref Citations

73 Web of Science Citations

95 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Utility of Vitamins in the Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Its Complications: A Public Health Perspective

By Alaa Badawi, Bibiana Garcia-Bailo, Paul Arora, Mohammed H. Al Thani, Eman Sadoun, Mamdouh Farid and Ahmed El-Sohemy


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2. Aldose Reductase Inhibitors as Potential Therapeutic Drugs of Diabetic Complications

By Changjin Zhu


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3. Behavioral Problems and Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: Self and Parent Reports

By Nienke M. Maas- van Schaaijk, Angelique B.C. Roeleveld-Versteegh, Roelof R.J. Odink and Anneloes L. van Baar


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4. GPR119 Agonists: A Novel Strategy for Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

By Xiaoyun Zhu, Wenglong Huang and Hai Qian


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5. The Role of Nutrition in the Management of Diabetes Mellitus

By Olabiyi Folorunso and Oluwafemi Oguntibeju


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6. Can Lifestyle Factors of Diabetes Mellitus Patients Affect Their Fertility?

By Guillaume Aboua, Oluwafemi O. Oguntibeju and Stefan S. du Plessis


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7. The Role of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in Human Health and Disease Prevention

By O. O. Oguntibeju, E. J. Truter and A. J. Esterhuyse


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8. Diabetes Mellitus in Developing Countries and Case Series

By Omiepirisa Yvonne Buowari


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9. Principles of Exercise and Its Role in the Management of Diabetes Mellitus

By Yıldırım Çınar, Hakan Demirci and Ilhan Satman


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10. Hyperglycemia and Diabetes in Myocardial Infarction

By Marco A. López Hernández


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11. Physical Activity in the Management of Diabetes Mellitus

By N.A. Odunaiya and O.O. Oguntibeju


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12. Copper, Zinc and Magnesium in Non-Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus Treated with Metformin

By Monica Daniela Dosa, Cecilia Ruxandra Adumitresi, Laurentiu Tony Hangan and Mihai Nechifor


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13. Animal Models for Study of Diabetes Mellitus

By A. Lukačínová, B. Hubková, O. Rácz and F. Ništiar


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14. Essentials of Diabetes Care in Family Practice

By Hakan Demirci, Ilhan Satman, Yıldırım Çınar and Nazan Bilgel


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15. Spontaneous Diabetes Mellitus in Animals

By Emilia Ciobotaru


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16. A New Behavioral Model (Health Belief Model Combined with Two Fear Models): Design, Evaluation and Path Analysis of the Role of Variables in Maintaining Behavior

By Alireza Shahab Jahanlou, Masoud Lotfizade and Nader Alishan Karami


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17. Development of Improved Animal Models for the Study of Diabetes

By Emilia Ciobotaru


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