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Diabetes 101: A Pure and Simple Guide for People Who Use Insulin

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Stripped of complicated medical language, Diabetes 101 is the perfect book if you have been diagnosed with diabetes recently, want to take better control of your life and your diabetes, or know someone with diabetes and want to know more about the disease.

With this fully revised 3rd edition, you can learn:* Dynamic Insulin Dosing--a step-by-step system that allows you to adjust your own insulin doses* New insights in stopping or slowing the effects of diabetes* Tips on using ...

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Overview

Stripped of complicated medical language, Diabetes 101 is the perfect book if you have been diagnosed with diabetes recently, want to take better control of your life and your diabetes, or know someone with diabetes and want to know more about the disease.

With this fully revised 3rd edition, you can learn:* Dynamic Insulin Dosing--a step-by-step system that allows you to adjust your own insulin doses* New insights in stopping or slowing the effects of diabetes* Tips on using the new fast acting insulin, Humalog* How different foods impact blood sugar levels* New advice on getting the healthcare you deserve* Helpful suggestions for minimizing sick days* How to exercise safely and enjoy it moreBetty Page Brackenridge, M.S.,R.D.,C.D.E., a diabetes educator and health education consultant, is past president of the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Richard O. Dolinar, M.D., is an endocrinologist who specializes in diabetes care in Phoenix.

Illustrator P.S. Mueller's cartoons have appeared in major newspapers and magazines, including Harper's and The Utne Reader.

"This primer to diabetes care tells the story of Mike who, as the book progresses, learns the basic information every diabetic needs to know in order to live a healthy and full life."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565611566
  • Publisher: Chronimed Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/1998
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.55 (w) x 8.34 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

THE BASICS.
The Journey: Are You My Doctor?
Riding the Bicycle: An Overview.
Keeping the Fire Burning: Insulin.
Feeding the Flames: Nutrition.
Installing the Altimeter: Monitoring.
When the Fire Goes Out: Hypoglycemia.
Burning the Furniture: Sick Days.
THE FLASHY PLAYS.
The Supermarket Guerilla: More Nutrition.
Joy to the World: Entertaining.
The Road to Zanzibar: Travel.
Up Off the Couch! Exercise.
The Gown Opens in the Back! And Other Hazards of Same-Day Surgery.
AND OTHER THINGS.
Feeling Like a Frog in a Blender? Stress.
Caveat Emptor (Let the Buyer Beware): Patient Advocacy.
That'll Be $378.92: Reimbursement and Coverage for Diabetes Care.
Summer Camp: Hormones, Adolescence, and Diabetes.
What Can We Learn from the Black Box? Research.
Is There a History of Death in Your Family? Complications.
Index.
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