Obesity and type 2 diabetes
are increasing worldwide problems. In this book we reviewed factors that
contribute to glucose homeostasis and the pathogenesis of Type 2 diabetes. In
addition the book addresses current strategies for treatment of Type 2
This book, Type 2 Diabetes, is a unique book covering the topics including
pathophysiology, complications and prevention and treatments. The
Pathophysiology section covers a wide range of mechanisms and characteristics
from the micro to the macro . The Complications section includes renal
complications, sympathetic nervous system imbalance, atherosclerosis, and foot
ulcers which are frequently observed in diabetic patients. Finally, the
Prevention and Treatments section consists of non-pharmacological treatments,
bariatric surgery, pharmacological therapy, and insulin therapy.
This book covers the
following topics: Principles of Endocrinology, Pituitary Disorders, Thyroid
Disorders, Adrenal Disorders, Polyglandular Deficiency Syndromes, Porphyrias,
Fluid Metabolism, Electrolyte Disorders, Acid-Base Regulation and Disorders,
Diabetes Mellitus and Disorders of Carbohydrate Metabolism, Lipid Disorders,
Amyloidosis, Carcinoid Tumors and Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndromes.
This article covers the pathophysiology and causes of hyperchloremic
metabolic acidoses, in particular the renal tubular acidoses (RTAs). It also
addresses approaches to the diagnosis and management of these disorders.