The Buena Salud Guide to Diabetes and Your Life: A National Alliance for Hispanic Health Book

The Buena Salud Guide to Diabetes and Your Life: A National Alliance for Hispanic Health Book

by Jane L. Delgado
     
 

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Featuring the stories of people living with diabetes, this invaluable guide explains everything readers need to know about the condition that has touched the lives of most Hispanic families:

the factors that contribute to developing diabetes and how to prevent it

the types and evolving definitions of diabetes

treatment options, including medication and

Overview

Featuring the stories of people living with diabetes, this invaluable guide explains everything readers need to know about the condition that has touched the lives of most Hispanic families:

the factors that contribute to developing diabetes and how to prevent it

the types and evolving definitions of diabetes

treatment options, including medication and changes in lifestyle and diet

Dr. Delgado's 10-point, life-changing program for avoiding or controlling diabetes

a quick reference guide on diabetes facts, terms, and diagnostic tests

key questions for your health provider

tools to help you monitor your own health

where to get information you can trust in both English and Spanish on the Internet, and more

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Diabetes is rampant in the United States, and Hispanics, who are at a higher risk for the disease, have few culturally sensitive resources available to them. In another volume in clinical psychologist Delgado's (The Buena Salud Guide for a Healthy Heart) series (with a companion Spanish-language version), she emphasizes that those diagnosed with the disease must proactively take charge of their lifestyle to reduce its impact. Delgado's ten-point program focuses on small steps to improve health, including diet and exercise, spiritual health, sleep, medicines, having a regular source of health care, healthy relationships, maintaining health journals, avoiding toxins such as smoking, and listening to one's own body. The types of diabetes and diagnostic tests are listed, and charts for tracking health are provided. Delgado's suggested questions to ask about diagnosis, tests, daily management, and medicines are excellent. VERDICT While not comprehensive in scope, this book features short sections and pithy advice that should help Hispanics better engage in their health care. Recommended for all consumer health collections.—Janet M. Schneider, James A. Haley Veterans Hosp., Tampa

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557049414
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/15/2011
Series:
Buena Salud Guides Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,227,046
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Jane L. Delgado, Ph.D., M.S., es presidenta y directora ejecutiva de la Alianza Nacional para la Salud de los Hispanos, la organizacion nacional mas numerosa de proveedores de servicios de salud y servicios humanos para los hispanos. Delgado asumio el cargo en la Alianza tras trabajar en la Oficina Directiva del Secretario del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services o DHHS). Antes de trabajar para el DHHS, ocupo una variedad de cargos, entre ellos coordinadora de talento infantil de Sesame Street de 1973 a 1975.

Delgado, un rostro conocido para millones de personas en todo el pais, fue incluida en la lista de los 100 Hispanos Mas Influyentes en el Hemisferio por People en Espanol y galardonada por WebMD entre los cinco heroes de salud en el 2008. La entrevistan a menudo en ABC News, CNN, Fox News, Telemundo, USA Today y AP, y es invitada frecuente en Despierta América de Univision, el programa matutino en espanol de mayor sintonia.

Delgado, quien ejerce como psicologa clinica, es autora de ¡Salud! Guia para la salud integral de la mujer latina (Rayo/HarperCollins, 2002). Vive en Washington, D.C., con su esposo Mark y su hija Elizabeth.

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