Diabetes for Canadians For Dummies

Diabetes for Canadians For Dummies

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Includes up-to-date information from the Canadian Diabetes Association. "This should be required reading for all patients with newly diagnosed diabetes." - Paul Ford-Martin, editor of "About Diabetes"; co-author of "The Everything Diabetes Book". This Canadian guide to diabetes management provides the information you require to rule your diabetes. From diagnosis, to symptoms, to treatments, this book guides you through the complex world of diabetes.show more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 188 x 230 x 24mm | 662.26g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • 047083370X
  • 9780470833704

Table of contents

Introduction.Part I: Dealing with the Diagnosis of Diabetes.Chapter 1: Membership in a Club You Didn't Ask to Join.Chapter 2: Glucose and You.Chapter 3: Figuring Out the Cause of Your Diabetes.Chapter 4: What Type of Diabetes Do You Have?Part II: How Diabetes Affects Your Body.Chapter 5: Dealing with Acute Glucose Problems.Chapter 6: Handling Long-Term Problems.Chapter 7: Diabetes, Sexual Function, and Pregnancy.Part III: Rule Your Diabetes: Don't Let It Rule You.Chapter 8: Meet Your Diabetes Team.Chapter 9: Monitoring Your Blood Glucose Control.Chapter 10: Lifestyles That Will Help You Become Richly and Famously Healthy.Chapter 11: Combating High Blood Glucose with Pills.Chapter 12: Using Insulin Effectively.Chapter 13: Alternative and Complementary Therapies.Part IV: Special Considerations for Living with Diabetes.Chapter 14: Your Child Has Diabetes.Chapter 15: Diabetes and the Elderly.Chapter 16: Diabetes in Aboriginal Peoples.Chapter 17: Employment and Insurance Issues.Chapter 18: Driving and Piloting When You Have Diabetes.Part V: The Part of Tens.Chapter 19: Top Ten Ways to Prevent Complications (The Seventy-Percent Solution).Chapter 20: Top Ten FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions).Chapter 21: Top Ten Tips for Getting the Best Possible Health Care.Chapter 22: Top Ten Future Directions in Diabetes Care.Part VI: Appendices.Appendix A: The Food Group System.Appendix B: Recipes: A Tasty Trek from Coast to Coast to Coast.Appendix C: Straight Goods on a Tangled Web: Diabetes Web Sites Worth Visiting.Appendix D: Glossary.Index.show more

About Ian Blumer

Ian Blumer, M.D., is a diabetes specialist with a community practice in the Durham region of Ontario. He has a teaching appointment as a medical associate with Mount Sinai Hospital (part of the University of Toronto) and is actively involved in diabetes research. An enthusiastic lecturer, he has spoken about diabetes to numerous professional and lay audiences and has appeared regularly in the Canadian media; most recently as the health expert on TV1 in Toronto. He is a member of the Clinical and Scientific Section of the Canadian Diabetes Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. Ian is the author of What Your Doctor Really Thinks (Dundurn, 1999) and the medical advisor for the recently published Everything Diabetes Book (Adams Media, 2003). His popular Web site www.ianblumer.com offers practical advice on how to manage diabetes. Ian is married to a rheumatologist and has three children, the eldest of which, to Ian's astonishment, is now old enough that she is attending university. In his spare time, Ian can be found skiing down mogul runs and battling wind and waves during a sailing race. One day he hopes to emulate lucky Vancouverites who get to do both on the same day, though not necessarily at the same time. Alan L. Rubin, M.D., is a professional member of the American Diabetes Association and the Endocrine Society and has been in private practice specializing in diabetes and thyroid disease for more than 28 years. Dr. Rubin was Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of California Medical Center in San Francisco for 20 years. He has spoken about diabetes to professional medical audiences and non-medical audiences around the world. He has been a consultant to many pharmaceutical companies and companies that make diabetes products.show more

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