Diabetes for Dummies

ISBN-10: 076455154X
ISBN-13: 9780764551543
Edition: 1999
Authors: Alan L. Rubin
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Description: This guide to diabetes provides information on symptoms, treatment and diet plans. It includes questions to ask your GP, 50 special recipes, the top ten ways to prevent or reverse the effects of diabetes and where to get help online.

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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/21/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

This guide to diabetes provides information on symptoms, treatment and diet plans. It includes questions to ask your GP, 50 special recipes, the top ten ways to prevent or reverse the effects of diabetes and where to get help online.

Introduction
About This Book
Conventions Used in this Book
What You Don't Have to Read
Foolish Assumptions
Icons Used in This Book
Dealing With the Onset of Diabetes
Dealing with Diabetes
You Are Not Alone
Dealing with the Diagnosis of Diabetes
Maintaining a High Quality of Life
It's the Glucose
Recognizing Diabetes
Discovering Ways to Treat Diabetes
Typical Patient Stories
What Type of Diabetes Do You Have?
Getting to Know Your Pancreas
You Have Type 1 Diabetes
You Have Type 2 Diabetes
You Have Gestational Diabetes
Could You Have Another Type of Diabetes?
How Diabetes Affects Your Body
Battling Short-Term Complications
Solving Short-Term Complications
Understanding Hypoglycemia
Combating Ketoacidosis
Managing the Hyperosmolar Syndrome
Preventing Long-Term Complications
How Long-Term Complications Develop
Kidney Disease
Eye Disease
Nerve Disease, or Neuropathy
Heart Disease
Diabetic Blood Vessel Disease Away from the Heart
Diabetic Foot Disease
Skin Disease in Diabetes
Diabetes, Sexual Function, and Pregnancy
When the Male Can't Get an Erection
Female Sexual Problems
Pregnancy and Diabetes
Managing Diabetes: The "Thriving with Diabetes" Lifestyle Plan
Glucose Monitoring and Other Tests
Testing, Testing: Tests You Need to Stay Healthy
Monitoring Your Blood Glucose: It's a Must
Choosing a Blood Glucose Meter
Tracking Your Glucose over Time with the Hemoglobin A1c
Testing for Kidney Damage: Microalbuminuria
Checking for Eye Problems
Examining Your Feet
Tracking Cholesterol and Other Fats
Measuring Blood Pressure
Checking Your Weight
Testing for Ketones
Diabetes Diet Plan
Consider Total Calories First
Getting Enough Vitamins, Minerals, and Water
Adding Alcohol
Substituting Sweeteners (Caloric and Artificial)
Special Nutritional Considerations for People with Type 1 Diabetes
Special Nutritional Considerations for People with Type 2 Diabetes
Reducing Your Weight
Coping with Eating Disorders and Diabetes
Keeping It Moving: Exercise Plan
Getting Off the Couch: Why Exercise Is Important
Exercising When You Have Diabetes
Determining How Much Exercise You Can and Should Do
Is Golf a Sport? Choosing Your Activity
Lifting Weights
Medications: What You Should Know
Taking Drugs by Mouth: Oral Agents
Insulin
Avoiding Drug Interactions
Acquiring Financial Assistance for Medications
Diabetes Is Your Show
You Are the Author, the Producer, the Director, and the Star
The Primary Physician -- Your Assistant Director
The Diabetologist or Endocrinologist -- Your Technical Consultant
The Eye Doctor -- Your Lighting Designer
The Foot Doctor -- Your Dance Instructor
The Dietician -- Your Food Services Provider
The Diabetes Educator -- Your Researcher
The Pharmacist -- Your Usher
The Mental Health Worker -- Your Supporting Actor
Your Family and Friends -- Your Captivated and Caring Audience
Putting Your Knowledge to Work for You
Developing Positive Thinking
Monitoring and Testing
Using Medications
Following a Diet
Exercising
Using Other Expertise
Special Considerations for Living with Diabetes
Your Child Has Diabetes
Your Baby or Preschooler Has Diabetes
Your Primary School Child Has Diabetes
Your Adolescent Has Diabetes
Your Young Adult Child Has Diabetes
Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes in Children
Sick Day Solutions
The Extra Value of Team Care
Diabetes and the Elderly
Diagnosing Diabetes in the Elderly
Evaluating Intellectual Functioning
Preparing a Proper Diet
Dealing with Eye Problems
Coping with Urinary and Sexual Problems
Considering Treatment
Understanding the New Medicare Law
Occupational and Insurance Problems
Where They Won't Hire You
The Law Is On Your Side
You and the Medical Insurance System
Changing or Losing a Job
Life Insurance
What's New in Diabetes Care
Choosing from the New Monitoring Devices
New Oral Agents
Improving Insulin Delivery
Developing a New Form of Insulin
Testing in New Ways
Transplanting of the Pancreas or Insulin-Producing Cells
What Doesn't Work When You're Treating Diabetes
How to Tell What Will Work for You
Drugs that Don't Work
Diets that Don't Work
The Part of Tens
Ten Ways to Prevent or Reverse the Effects of Diabetes
Major Monitoring
Devout Dieting
Tenacious Testing
Enthusiastic Exercise
Lifelong Learning
Meticulous Medicating
Appropriate Attitude
Preventive Planning
Fastidious Footcare
Essential Eyecare
Ten Myths about Diabetes That You Can Forget
Perfect Treatment Yields Perfect Glucoses
Eating a Piece of Cake Can Kill You
Unorthodox Methods Can Cure Diabetes
Diabetes Ends Spontaneity
Hypoglycemia Kills Brain Cells
Needing Insulin Means You're Doomed
People with Diabetes Shouldn't Exercise
You Can't Get Life and Health Insurance
Most Diabetes Is Inherited
Diabetes Wrecks Your Sense of Humor
Ten Ways to Get Others to Help You
Teach Hypoglycemia to Significant Others
Follow the Standards of Care
Find an Exercise Partner
Use Your Foot Doctor
Avoid Temptation
Expand Your Education
Enjoy Your Favorite Foods
Find out about the Latest and Greatest
Understand Your Medications
Share This Book
Appendixes
Mini-Cookbook
Aqua
Border Grill
Charlie Trotter's
Fringale
Gaylord India Restaurant
Greens
Harbor Village
Il Fornaio
Windows on the World
Exchange Lists
Listing the Foods
Using Exchanges to Create a Diet
Dr. W.W. Web
My Web Site
General Sites
Sites of Companies That Make Diabetes Products
Diabetic Athletes Organization
Government Web Sites
Nongovernment Web Site for Searching the National Library
Diabetes Information in Other Languages
Sites for Visually Impaired
Animals with Diabetes
Glossary
Index
Book Registration Information

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