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The Prevention and Treatment of Five Complications of Diabetes: Module 4. Acute Hyperglycemia and Ketoacidosis

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Drash Allan L.. . 73 pages. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: : Pennsylvania Diabetes Academy; ; 1989.. $50.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1991;114(8):711. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-114-8-711_2
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This "self-study module" includes a most readable 73-page booklet, 38 slides, and an excellent 20-minute audio cassette. As stated in the preface, its goal is "to bridge the gap between traditional medical knowledge and the current level of understanding of DKA [diabetic ketoacidosis]." The target audience is primary care physicians.

The advent of self-monitoring of blood glucose concentration has provided new insights into the many determinants of daily fluctuations in the glycemic levels of diabetic patients and has shifted control from health care providers to well-informed patients. The transition has been smooth in diabetic centers, but has been met with


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