Posts Tagged ‘Clinicians’

Exercise and Diabetes: A Clinician’s Guide to Prescribing Physical Activity

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Physical movement has a positive effect on physical fitness, morbidity, and mortality in individuals with diabetes. Although exercise has long been considered a cornerstone of diabetes management, many health care providers fail to prescribe it. In addition, many fitness professionals may be unaware of the complexities of including physical activity in the management of diabetes. Giving patients or clients a full exercise prescription that take other chronic conditions commonly accompanying diabetes into account may be too time-consuming for or beyond the expertise of many health care and fitness professionals.

The purpose of this book is to cover the recommended types and quantities of physical activities that can and should be undertaken by all individuals with any type of diabetes, along with precautions related to medication use and diabetes-related health complications. Medications used to control diabetes should augment lifestyle improvements like increased daily physical activity rather than replace them.

Up until now, professional books with exercise information and prescriptions were not timely or interactive enough to easily provide busy professionals with access to the latest recommendations for each unique patient. However, simply instructing patients to “exercise more” is frequently not motivating or informative enough to get them regularly or safely active. This book is changing all that with its up-to-date and easy-to-prescribe exercise and physical activity recommendations and relevant case studies.

Read and learn to quickly prescribe effective and appropriate exercise to everyone.

 

The Mediterranean Diet: A Clinician’s Guide for Patient Care

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Over the past several years there has been increasing information in the medical literature regarding the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet.  Clinicians may not be informed on advances in nutrition, and studies have demonstrated that they do not spend much time discussing food as a means for promoting health with patients.  The Mediterranean Diet: A Clinician’s Guide for Patient Care is an essential new volume that serves as an update and a reference for clinicians on the Mediterranean diet.  Specific diseases and the effects the Mediterranean diet have on them are outlined.  Diseases and conditions that are outlined include heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s, depression, cancer, allergies, asthma, arthritis and diabetes.  A detailed analysis of the specific nutrients in a Mediterranean diet and the food groups containing them is also included.  A useful guide containing daily meal plans and and an extensive recipe section prepared by a team of dieticians can be found in the patient resources section.  The Mediterranean Diet: A Clinician’s Guide for Patient Care provides a useful summary of the constituent components and health benefits of a Mediterranean diet to health professionals.

 

Diabetes Care Documentation & Coding : A Handbook for Clinicians

Monday, September 24th, 2012

This essential guide was created for physicians and educators seeking proper reimbursement for the medical care of patients with diabetes. Endocrinologist Jerome S. Fischer, MD, expertly presents the often-complicated documentation decision pathways and explores such effective documentation methods as paper templates, electronic guides, and counter systems. Best of all, this information is provided with a diabetes-care orientation using the ADA’s Standards of Medical Care for Patients with Diabetes Mellitus as the framework for assigning levels of service. Plus, this resource covers:

  • Clinical definitions of history, physical exam, and medical decision-making levels with a diabetes orientation
  • Decision pathway documentation for new patients, the chronic but stable, chronic but unstable, and chronic with acute problems
  • Diabetes education, insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitoring sensors, and more

 

The Diabetes & Insulin Pump Initiation Handbook:: A Guide for Patients and Clinicians

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

As a healthcare educator and allied healthcare practitioner I’ve been told by my colleagues, medical doctors, numerous members of the medical profession, and my patients that one of my gifts and attributes is my ability to take complex information and explain it a way that is easy to understand. With that intention I went above and beyond to deliver this material as such. You’ll find this handbook a great place to refer to when you are either initiating insulin pump therapy or helping someone else do so. While it is a quick and easy read/reference tool it is extremely informative and filled with useful tips and things that you need to know and understand when initiating insulin pump therapy. I made an effort to keep this book short, straightforward, and informative while leaving out all of the labyrinthine medical terminology. Therefore, I created this handbook using an easy to comprehend sentence structure and vocabulary to facilitate the flow and enjoyment of learning. The book was written for and dedicated to patients using insulin pumps; my goal was to provide you with an opportunity to educate yourself on insulin pump therapy and diabetes while providing you with a guide and the opportunity to make a change in your health and life.