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Therapy-related issues: endocrine system

Philip Wiffen, Marc Mitchell, Melanie Snelling and Nicola Stoner

in Oxford Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199603640
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191730610 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199603640.003.0021

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Therapy-related issues: endocrine system

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Diabetes mellitus 444

Monitoring and control 449

Thyroid disorders 450

Diabetes mellitus (DM) affects approximately 4% of the UK population. In 2009, Diabetes UK reported that 2.6 million people in the UK have diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90% of all diabetes and is a result of insulin resistance and pancreatic β-cell dysfunction. Type 1 diabetes results from an absolute insulin deficiency secondary to autoimmune dysfunction....

Chapter.  5273 words. 

Subjects: Pharmacology

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