The book titled “Practical Diabetes Mellitus” discusses in detail about the new information across various areas in the field of diabetes mellitus. The aim of this book is to provide concise information required by a family physician or general duty medical officer to handle his diabetic patients more confidently. This book comprises 28 chapters. Chapter 1 begins with brief introduction about this book and then mainly focuses on type 2 diabetes mellitus and its management in an outpatient clinic setup. Classification, clinical manifestations and the increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents are discussed here. The prevalence pattern of this disease in various communities is explained. Management of diabetes is vital and it has been discussed in chapters on meal planning, exercise, oral antidiabetic drugs, insulin and various antidiabetic drug combinations. Apart from these, this book highlights combination therapies, prevention and some of the advances in the management of diabetes mellitus.
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