While Type 1 diabetes is still predominantly a hospital-based specialty, increasing numbers of patients are being supervised in primary care. This book emphasises both the unique nature of Type 1 diabetes and its fundamental differences from Type 2 diabetes (at least in its 'classic' form), and also draws together the common threads of management - especially in the diagnosis and treatment of microvascular complications, its common coexistence with the insulin resistance syndrome, and the importance of late-onset Type 1 diabetes in older patients. This highly practical volume in the Oxford Diabetes Library is intended for all advanced practitioners in primary and secondary care. Wherever it is available, the limited RCT evidence base for practice in Type 1 diabetes is quoted and put into a practical context.
Dr. Levy is a consultant physician in general medicine, diabetes and endocrinology at Whipps Cross Hospital. He has an MD from the University of London (1993) on work done on small fibre neuropathy in diabetes mellitus and has published over 25 papers. He has also written a book for the hospital based doctor on Practical Diabetes in 1999. He is a member of Diabetes UK, the European Association for the Study of Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association.