American Diabetes Association Complete Guide to Diabetes: The Ultimate Home Reference from the Diabetes Experts

American Diabetes Association Complete Guide to Diabetes: The Ultimate Home Reference from the Diabetes Experts

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The American Diabetes Association—the nation's leading health organization supporting diabetes research, information, and advocacy—has completely revised this comprehensive home reference to provide all the information a person needs to live an active, healthy life with diabetes. Now in its fifth edition, this extensive resource contains information on…  See more details below

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The American Diabetes Association—the nation's leading health organization supporting diabetes research, information, and advocacy—has completely revised this comprehensive home reference to provide all the information a person needs to live an active, healthy life with diabetes. Now in its fifth edition, this extensive resource contains information on the best self-care techniques and the latest medical advances. For people with diabetes, this extraordinary guide will answer any question. Topics include the latest on self-care for type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes; new types of insulin and medications; strategies for avoiding diabetes complications; expanded sections on meal planning and nutrition; and tips on working with the health care system and insurance providers.

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Library Journal
The American Diabetes Association intends this volume to be the authoritative resource for learning about the latest advances in diabetes research and treatment. This fifth edition has more chapters than the previous edition. They are grouped into eight sections and are shorter and more focused on specific aspects of diabetes. New chapters cover women's and men's health and the effects of the disease on mental health. There are updates on health insurance and new blood glucose technology. In addition to the basic chapters on type 1 and type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes, a new section, "Life with Diabetes," contains chapters on family life; children with diabetes; and dealing with diabetes at work, at school, or when traveling. Chapters contain definition boxes for technical terms, along with more facts and diabetes-related tips. A "Resources" section features sample forms and organizational information. VERDICT Despite the comprehensive list of organizations in the "Resources" section, additional resources—such as books or magazines for those seeking further information on topics such as diabetes-friendly recipes or exercise—are not listed. Still, this well-organized and straightforward book will again serve as the go-to resource for anyone who needs information about diabetes. Recommended for public libraries and health sciences collections.—Rebecca Raszewski, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago Lib.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580403306
Publisher:
American Diabetes Association
Publication date:
06/01/2011
Edition description:
Fifth Edition
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
262,199
Product dimensions:
6.86(w) x 8.96(h) x 1.22(d)

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The American Diabetes Association is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization supporting diabetes research, information, and advocacy and the leading publisher of comprehensive diabetes information.

Its publications are written by recognized experts who actively promote their titles though radio, TV, syndicated columns, and other venues; and are active healthcare professionals who are passionate about their work and the hope they bring to people with diabetes.

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