Coping with Diabetes: A Guide to Living with Diabetes for You and Your Family

Coping with Diabetes: A Guide to Living with Diabetes for You and Your Family

by Robert H. Phillips
     
 

A valuable guide to understanding and living with diabetes, for patients and their families.

An estimated 16 million Americans have diabetes, with some 800,000 newly diagnosed each year. For many, the diagnosis comes as an overwhelming shock. After all, there is no cure for diabetes, and managing the disease often requires changes to many aspects of daily life.

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A valuable guide to understanding and living with diabetes, for patients and their families.

An estimated 16 million Americans have diabetes, with some 800,000 newly diagnosed each year. For many, the diagnosis comes as an overwhelming shock. After all, there is no cure for diabetes, and managing the disease often requires changes to many aspects of daily life.

Coping with Diabetes was designed to answer all the important questions you may have about this disease. Written in a warm and encouraging style, it provides the practical information, suggestions, and coping strategies needed to guide readers through this stressful time.

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Aiming to help patients, family, and friends cope with diabetes, psychologist Phillips of the Center for Coping presents basic information about the disease, its diagnosis, treatments, changes in lifestyle, meal and exercise plans, complications, and the emotional phases that are experienced by diabetics. The medical information is general and fairly basic, often leaving out important facts; for example, the podiatrist and ophthalmologist, critical members of the diabetic's healthcare team, are not mentioned. The descriptions of diabetes' impact on the life of the individual are negative and could be frightening to the newly diagnosed. The tips and coping mechanisms presented are simplistic, sketchy, and lack the depth that would allow readers to implement realistic changes. Better choices are Hope Warshaw's Caring for the Diabetic Soul (LJ 12/97) and William Polonsky's Diabetes Burnout (American Diabetes Assoc., 1999). Not an essential purchase.--Janet M. Schneider, James A. Haley Veterans' Hosp., Tampa, FL Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780895299239
Publisher:
Avery
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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