Utah Diabetes & Endocrinology Center

Diabetes: Focus on Women

Edited by Robert E. Jones, MD, and Kathleen B. Digre, MD

Book cover for Diabetes: Focus on Women

From sexual dysfunction to oncological risks, this one-of-a-kind book explores the unique issues of diabetes in women. As the most comprehensive of its kind, this guide provides a practical approach for health care providers caring for women with diabetes. Care providers, diabetes educators and patients alike will benefit from the topics covered, which include the following:

  • Case-based vignettes told by diabetes and women’s health experts
  • Practical pearls and pitfalls at the end of each chapter
  • Evidence-based algorithms for glucose, lipid and blood pressure management
  • Complementary and alternative medicine for diabetes
  • Educational resources and websites for patient education

Read what people are saying about Diabetes: Focus on Women

“This very readable book makes an excellent presentation of the challenging aspects of managing diabetes, and in the process other health care issues that are specific to women. This type of information will be an invaluable resource for all involved in clinical care, the women they serve, and is long overdue."
-David N. Sundwall, MD, Executive Director, Utah Department of Health

“Finally, a book that spotlights our differences! Physiologically we are different, so why wouldn’t life with diabetes be different? Bravo to the authors for providing a remarkable resource.”
-Aimee Greenholtz, a patient with diabetes, Executive Vice President, KeyVive, Inc.

“Women in the center of care and attending to the context of her life – these are part of our definition of comprehensive care for women and girls. Diabetes: Focus on Women gets it just right. Embedding in real-life clinical situations, integrated into the pathophysiology of disease and loaded with practical information and resources, this book is a wonderful resource for clinicians caring for women with (or trying to prevent) diabetes.”
-Ana E. Núñez, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Director, Women’s Health Education Program, Director, National Center of Excellence of Womens’ Health, Drexel University College of Medicine

“I applaud the editors and all the chapter authors for their well organized and comprehensive treatment of this important and all-too-common disease, and the focus this book provides on the unique diagnostic, management, and personal challenges it poses in women.”
-Michael McDermott, MD, Professor of Medicine and Clinical Pharmacy, University of Colorado Denver, Medical School, Director, Endocrinology and Diabetes Practice, University of Colorado Hospital

“This book is very thoughtfully written and yet remains very accessible to all readers, including patients and their health care providers. A unique strength is the use of clinical cases to set the stage for the in-depth presentation that follows the case in each chapter. It is a treasure trove of up-to-date information on aspects of diabetes.”
-E. Dale Abel, MD, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry and Human Genetics, Chief, Division of Endocrinology Metabolism and Diabetes, University of Utah School of Medicine

Proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Utah Diabetes Center Treasure Chest Fund, which is used to help defray the medical costs of the uninsured with diabetes.