Diabetes For Dummies: UK Edition

Diabetes For Dummies: UK Edition

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Modern trends in diet, lifestyle and population demographics have made diabetes one of the fastest-growing diseases in the UK. There are 1.4 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK but that is set to double by 2010; a further million currently have the disease but have not been diagnosed (source: Diabetes UK). Diabetes is a chronic, lifelong disease. The diabetic must manage their lifestyle very carefully, from the regime of injections and oral medication to the careful monitoring of blood glucose levels. Although many diabetics lead problem-free lives, not every newly-diagnosed person adapts quickly to the reality of living with diabetes. Their doctor cannot always be on hand to advise them, but this book can. Nobody wants to feel that illness has made them a victim, an attitude reflected in the irreverent and humorous approach of this Dummies guide.
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  • Paperback | 386 pages
  • 191 x 237mm | 794g
  • New York, United States
  • 0764570196
  • 9780764570193
  • 1,467,422

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Dealing with the Onset of Diabetes. Chapter 1: Dealing with Diabetes. Chapter 2: It's 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. Part IV: Special Considerations for Living with Diabetes. Chapter 13: Your Child Has Diabetes. Chapter 14: Diabetes and the Elderly. Chapter 15: Driving and Occupational Problems. Chapter 16: What's New in Diabetes Care? Chapter 17: What Doesn't Work When You're Treating 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 WW Web. Index.
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"...In this practical book, Women's Health expert Dr Sarah Jarvis offers advice on all aspects of dealing with the disease..." (Women's Health, November 2003) "...aims to cut through the medical jargon and help people take control of their condition..." (Good Housekeeping, November 2003) "...a well researched compendium of advice and information on all aspects of diabetes...combines clarity with depth and detail..." (Yoga & Health, January 2004) "...Diabetic patients...should arm themselves with sugar cubes, glucose tablets, boiled sweets... but also with a copy of Diabetes for Dummies..."(The Times,23 February 2004) "...will help you to take control of your diabetes and learn to manage it effectively..." (Choice Magazine, May 04)
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About Alan L. Rubin

Dr Sarah Jarvis is a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners. She appears regularly on UK radio and TV and writes on health issues for Good Housekeeping, Women's Health and Pregnancy magazines. Alan L Rubin, MD is a member of the American Diabetes Association and has specialised in diabetes for 28 years.
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