This is an important addition to the literature on diabetes mellitus, containing the author's views of the most important published trials that have had a significant impact on clinical practice. It is an excellent piece of work, providing rapid access and evaluation of the key trials - an ideal reference source for busy health professionals that may act as an aid to support arguments for commissioning of specific procedures (e.g. bariatric surgery) as well as the use of newer drugs in the diabetes arena.
It is written by a practising general practitioner who has a wide knowledge of chronic diseases and is also Chair of the National Obesity Forum. It will be an invaluable reference source for health professionals. While none of the trials could be described as causing a 'revolution', taken as a whole, they provide an important view of the 'evolution' that has occurred in diabetes management in recent times.
Anthony H. Barnett, Professor of Medicine at the University of Birmingham and Clinical Director of Diabetes and Endocrinology at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
Evidence & Efficacy: Glucose-Lowering Therapy
is an essential resource for the illustrated results of the most important randomized controlled trials in diabetes. This anthology has been curated by David W. Haslam
(GP with a special interest in obesity and cardiometabolic disease, Physician in Obesity Medicine at the Centre for Obesity Research at Luton & Dunstable Hospital, and Chair of the National Obesity Forum, UK).
It is a unique meta-reference of the evidence that underpins the prescribing guidance, with two-page synopses of each trial, including chapters on:
Diabetes prevention (glucose control and beta-cell function)
Glycaemic interventions in CV disease
Hypertension and diabetes
Dyslipidaemia and diabetes
The metabolic syndrome
Obesity and diabetes
Plus an informed discussion of emerging therapies.
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