Friday, November 14, 2014

World Diabetes Day

14th November 2014

Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas fails to produce insulin or the body has trouble processing the insulin the pancreas does produce.  Whilst the disease can be managed those that suffer from diabetes are at increased risk of developing a number of serious health issues.  It is estimated that the number of people living with diabetes will rise to 535 million.
The mission of the International Diabetes Federation is to promote diabetes care, prevention and the development of a cure.  World Diabetes Day is celebrated every year on the 14th November.  It brings together millions of people across the world in order to promote the core aims of the International Diabetes Federation and raise awareness.
For more information about World Diabetes Day please see the International Diabetes Federation Website: http://www.idf.org/worlddiabetesday
RELATED HEALTH LIBRARY RESOURCES
For anyone interested in diabetes and the management of diabetes, the Health Library offers numerous resources related to the subject. In the lists below you’ll find a snap shot of various books and periodicals that are available in our collection. To locate these items simply go to our online catalogue or ask at the counter.

DIABETES
- Handbook of diabetes / Rudy Bilous, Richard Donnelly. Also available as an e-book.
- Oxford textbook of endocrinology and diabetes / edited by John A.H. Wass and Paul M. Stewart
- Type 2 Diabetes / Anthony H Barnett

JOURNALS
- Practical diabetes, Chichester: John Wiley. [Available as a print journal 2011: vol. 28(5) -]
- Diabetes care, Alexandria: American Diabetes Association [Available as a print journal 1989: vol. 12 -. Also available as a Keele ejournal 2000 onwards, and as a NHS ejournal 1978 onwards]
- Diabetes, Alexandria: American Diabetes Association [Available as a print journal 1989-2012. -. Also available as a Keele ejournal 2000 onwards, and as a NHS ejournal 1952 onwards]
Clinical Diabetes, Alexandria: American Diabetes Association [Available as a Keele and NHS ejournal 2001 onwards]
More ejournals are available via our Journals webpage at http://www.keele.ac.uk/healthlibrary/find/journals/

CURRENT AWARENESS - Diabetes

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