Diabetes For Dummies

Diabetes For Dummies

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This is the diabetes blockbuster, now revised and updated with 25 percent new material. First published in 1999, this friendly guide has long been our top "For Dummies" health title; a book that has sold more than 180,000 copies and helped people everywhere understand and manage diabetes - a disease that has climbed to epidemic levels in recent years. Now, significantly revised and updated, this new edition will be even more useful to the 17 million Americans currently diagnosed with diabetes and the one million more who are diagnosed every year. The second edition covers important advances in blood sugar meters, the latest medications and insulin treatments, and new ways to use older medications, offering anyone with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes all the facts they need to put together a state-of-the-art treatment program with a doctor. The book also incorporates new information on diet and exercise, including an updated discussion of the glycemic index, an evaluation of Atkins and other low-carb diets, the latest on recommended and forbidden foods, and a new 10,000-step exercise plan. Leading endocrinologist, Alan Rubin, offers specific advice to parents with obese children who are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, pregnant women who may develop gestational diabetes, and elderly patients who suffer from the condition and provides information on coping with long-term complications, such as heart disease, blindness, and kidney failure. In short, this perennial bestseller is better and more indispensable than ever. Alan L. Rubin, MD (San Francisco, CA), has had a private practice specializing diabetes and thyroid disease for more than 28 years and is one of the nation's foremost authorities on diabetes. A former assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, he is also the author of "Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies" (0-7645-5230-9), "Thyroid For Dummies" (0-7645-5385-2), and "High Blood Pressure For Dummies" (0-7645-5424-7).show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 187.96 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 635.03g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0764568205
  • 9780764568206

Table of contents

Introduction.Part I: Dealing with the Onset of Diabetes.Chapter 1: Dealing with Diabetes.Chapter 2: It Starts with the Glucose.Chapter 3: What Type of Diabetes Do You Have?Part II: How Diabetes Affects Your Body.Chapter 4: Battling Short-Term Complications.Chapter 5: Preventing Long-Term Complications.Chapter 6: Diabetes, Sexual Function, and Pregnancy.Part III: Managing Diabetes: The "Thriving with Diabetes" Lifestyle Plan.Chapter 7: Glucose Monitoring and Other Tests.Chapter 8: Diabetes Diet Plan.Chapter 9: Keeping It Moving: Exercise Plan.Chapter 10: Medications: What You Should Know.Chapter 11: Diabetes Is Your Show.Chapter 12: Putting Your Knowledge to Work for You.Part IV: Special Considerations for Living with Diabetes.Chapter 13: Your Child Has Diabetes.Chapter 14: Diabetes and the Elderly.Chapter 15: Occupational and Insurance Problems.Chapter 16: What's New in Diabetes Care.Chapter 17: What Doesn't Work When You Treat Diabetes.Part V: The Part of Tens.Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Prevent or Reverse the Effects of Diabetes.Chapter 19: Ten Myths about Diabetes That You Can Forget.Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Get Others to Help You.Part VI: Appendixes.Appendix A: Mini-Cookbook.Appendix B: Exchange Lists.Appendix C: Dr. W.W. Web.Appendix D: Glossary.Index.show more

About Alan L. Rubin

Alan L. Rubin, MD, is one of the nation's foremost experts on diabetes. He is a professional member of the American Diabetes Association and the Endocrine Society.show more

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