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Intended for diabetes researchers and medical professionals who work closely with patients with diabetes, this newly updated and expanded edition provides new perspectives and direct insight into the causes and consequences of this serious medical condition from one of the foremost experts in the field. Using the latest scientific and medical developments and trends, readers will learn how to identify, prevent, and treat this challenging phenomenon within the parameters of the diabetes care regimen.
A graduate of Northwestern University and its medical school with training in internal medicine at Barnes Hospital and in endocrinology and metabolism at Washington University, Philip E. Cryer has been a member of the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis since 1971. He served as program director of the General Clinical Research Center from 1978 to 2006 and as Director of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism from 1985 through 2002.
He has been the Irene E. and Michael M. Karl Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism in Medicine since 1995. A past president of the American Diabetes Association and a former editor of its leading journal, Diabetes, Dr. Cryer's research has been recognized by the Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement of the American Diabetes Association, the Claude Bernard Medal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, an honorary doctorate from the University of Copenhagen, and a MERIT award from the National Institutes of Health. He lives in St. Louis, MO.