Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: John L. Zeller, MD, PhD, Contributing Editor.
Author Affiliation: Department of Medicine (emeritus), Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The editor of the Atlas of Diabetes, Jay Skyler, has recruited material from nationally recognized experts on virtually all aspects of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The atlas has an attractive and somewhat unusual organization and presentation. Each of the 18 chapters begins with a summary of salient points, followed by a series of tables, figures, and graphs, which are briefly summarized in a fashion similar to a slide presentation. This design allows for the inclusion of vast amounts of material and, in most cases, provides messages that are easily understood by the reader. A result is the inclusion of virtually all of the recent critical research data that underlie current understanding of pathogenesis and management of diabetes and its complications.
Colwell JA. Atlas of Diabetes. JAMA. 2012;308(10):1042. doi:10.1001/jama.308.10.1042-a