Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
by M. Arthur Charles, 215 pp, with illus, $90, ISBN 0-913113-88-3, Larchmont, NY, Mary Ann Liebert, 2000.
On numerous occasions I found myself cheering the efforts of Dr Charles in his quest to step beyond current conventions in the management of diabetes mellitus. In the preface, he states that he wishes to "bring a combination approach to treating the diabetic patient, focusing on areas where the evidence is strong and attempting to lead health care providers away from the more traditional treatments such as nutrition and weight loss, when the evidence base points to other approaches." Charles desires that the book be a "wake-up call" to national organizations, such as the American Diabetes Association and the National Cholesterol Education Program, challenging them to incorporate emerging risk factors in their guidelines.
Diabetes ManagementDiabetes Management: Complications Risk Assessment, Diagnosis, and Therapeutic Options. JAMA. 2002;287(19):2588-2589. doi:10.1001/jama.287.19.2588-JBK0515-3-1