Diabetes For Dummies [NOOK Book]

Overview

Find out how to keep tabs on your condition


Don't let diabetes stop you from living life to the fullest. This handy pocket guide explains what diabetes is and gives you the latest information on how to monitor and manage your condition. Written by a highly experienced physician, this book is filled with practical advice for managing your ...

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Overview

Find out how to keep tabs on your condition


Don't let diabetes stop you from living life to the fullest. This handy pocket guide explains what diabetes is and gives you the latest information on how to monitor and manage your condition. Written by a highly experienced physician, this book is filled with practical advice for managing your condition in today's world. Whether you have a diagnosis of diabetes or are caring for someone who does, you'll get the information needed to stay healthy and feel great.

Open the book and find:


  • The types of diabetes


  • Ways to monitor glucose


  • Guidance on using oral medications or insulin


  • Ways to plan a diabetes diet


  • Tips for starting an exercise program




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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118042922
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/7/2010
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 68,336
  • File size: 856 KB

Meet the Author

Alan L. Rubin, MD, is one of the nation's foremost authorities on diabetes. He is a professional member of the American Diabetes Association and the Endocrine Society. He is the author of several health titles, including Type 1 Diabetes For Dummies, Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies, and Prediabetes For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

About This Book.

Conventions Used in This Book.

Foolish Assumptions.

Icons Used in This Book.

Where to Go from Here.

Chapter 1: Getting the Lowdown on Diabetes.

You Are Not Alone.

Detecting Prediabetes.

Understanding What Diabetes Does.

Recognizing the role of glucose.

Testing for diabetes.

Controlling glucose.

Losing control of glucose.

Reacting to Your Diagnosis.

Experiencing denial.

Feeling anger.

Bargaining for more time.

Moving on.

Maintaining a High Quality of Life.

The importance of taking control.

The (minimal) impact of insulin treatments.

Other key quality-of-life factors.

The bottom line.

When You’re Having Trouble Coping.

Chapter 2: Understanding Types of Diabetes.

Getting to Know Your Pancreas.

Considering Type 1 Diabetes.

Identifying symptoms of type 1 diabetes.

Investigating the causes of type 1 diabetes.

Getting type 1 diabetes.

Preventing type 1 diabetes.

Examining Type 2 Diabetes.

Identifying symptoms of type 2 diabetes.

Investigating the causes of type 2 diabetes.

Dispelling mistaken beliefs about type 2.

Getting type 2 diabetes.

Preventing type 2 diabetes.

Understanding Gestational Diabetes.

Recognizing Other Types of Diabetes.

Diabetes due to loss or disease of pancreatic tissue.

Diabetes due to iron overload.

Diabetes due to other diseases.

Diabetes due to hormone treatments for other diseases.

Diabetes due to other drugs.

Chapter 3: Glucose Monitoring and Other Tests.

Testing, Testing: Tests You Need to Stay Healthy.

Monitoring Blood Glucose: It’s a Must.

How often should you test?

How do you perform the test?

Choosing a Blood Glucose Meter.

Tracking Your Glucose over Time: Hemoglobin A1c.

Testing for Kidney Damage: Microalbuminuria.

Checking for Eye Problems.

Examining Your Feet.

Tracking Cholesterol and Other Fats.

Measuring Blood Pressure.

Checking Your Weight and BMI.

Testing for Ketones.

Testing the C-reactive Protein.

Chapter 4: Investigating Oral Medications.

Introducing Sulfonylureas.

Meeting Metformin.

Considering Alpha-glucosidase Inhibitors.

Introducing Thiazolidinediones.

Rosiglitazone.

Pioglitazone.

Presenting the Meglitinides.

Repaglinide.

Nateglinide.

DPP-4 inhibitors.

New injectable drugs.

Using Other Medications.

Avoiding Drug Interactions.

Finding Financial Assistance.

Chapter 5: Using Insulin.

Checking Out Types of Insulin.

Using a Syringe.

Conducting Intensive Insulin Treatment.

Investigating Other Methods for Delivering Insulin.

Delivering insulin with a pen.

Delivering insulin with a jet injection device.

Delivering insulin with an external pump.

Chapter 6: Looking Into a Diabetes Diet Plan.

Considering Total Calories First.

Carbohydrates.

Proteins.

Fats.

Getting Enough Vitamins, Minerals, and Water.

Using Sugar Substitutes.

Eating Well for Type 1 Diabetes.

Eating Well for Type 2 Diabetes.

Reducing Your Weight.

Types of diets.

Behavior modification.

Chapter 7: Keeping It Moving: An Exercise Plan.

Getting Off the Couch: Why Exercise Is Essential.

Preventing macrovascular disease.

Understanding your body mechanics during exercise.

Reaping the benefits.

Exercising When You Have Diabetes.

Working out with type 1 diabetes.

Working out with type 2 diabetes.

Determining How Much Exercise to Do.

Exerting enough effort.

Making moderate exercise your goal.

Choosing an activity.

Walking 10K a Day.

Chapter 8: Ten Ways to Manage Diabetes.

Major Monitoring.

Devout Dieting.

Tenacious Testing.

Enthusiastic Exercising.

Lifelong Learning.

Meticulous Medicating.

Appropriate Attitude.

Preventive Planning.

Fastidious Foot Care.

Essential Eye Care.

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  • Posted July 25, 2009

    Read this When you Find out you have Diabetes

    I hve learned more about my Diabetes, how to treat it, what to watch for, exercises to use, etc. etc. than from any medical professionals I have talked to. This is a MUST READ for anyone who gets/has Diabetes.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2011

    BEWARE

    This is NOT the full book. It is a very condensed version. The chapters listed under features, are NOT what you get with this 3.99 version. This version only has 89 pages. So I'm very disappointed, that I did not get what was advertised here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 4, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    Don't be a diabetes dummy!

    I skimmed several books about diabetes before purchasing this. The book is an easy read for non-medical (professionals) people, contains a wealth of useful Tips and Explanations, and definitely provides valuable information about living with diabetes.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2012

    RIPOFF !!!

    I purchased this e-book for Nook thinking it was as advertised. The description of the book is 408 pages. I got the $4.12 nook e-book. But it is the 'Pocket Edition' even though it did not state so on the description. I contacted Customer Service and they said that sometimes the e-book page count is different from the real book. No kidding, but this is the pocket edition even though not stated. Will never shop B&N again !

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 23, 2012

    "Don't be a diabetic without it." I've had diabetes

    "Don't be a diabetic without it." I've had diabetes since 2005 and have learned more from Dr. Rubin's various "Dummies" books than from all my medical professionals combined (and I have a full team of specialists, as advised). Extremely well-written but very reader-friendly, Dr. Rubin explains complicated medical concepts in easy-to-comprehend fashion. Although I have accumulated a thorough mini-library of books & magazines on diabetes, I still refer to this series of books when I need information. Now that it's available for the Nook, I'm going to add the ebook for portability.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    Good, basic primer for someone with newly diagnosed diabetes.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 15, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    "Diabetes for Dummies - Not so Dumb"

    Your best friend told you everything you had to know about Diabetes. Not! "Diabetes for Dummies" presents the reader with the very necessary essentials that will help every day to handle this condition. Alan Rubin, MD provides the reader with plain, no nonesense support in every aspect of living with diabetes.
    The very serious concepts of "Diabetes" 1 and "Diabetes 2" are explained in clear, concise terms that cover practical matters. The author focuses on how you can lead your life in a planned, organized manner, without too much conflict. You can lead a very normal life even if you have diabetes and the many chapters lead you into that understanding. The self helps are outstanding. Rubin provides some very funny cartoons that reflect the frustrations of people who do not understand this condition.
    If you are a very technical person then the book provides you with the numbers, baselines, highs and lows of your body chemistry. In a delightful manner you read about numbers that are necessary to discuss with your doctor or with your health professional.
    The book provides a delighful array of menus, everyday helps and guidance to live a full happy life with diabetes. After reading it you realize that your condition is can be handled with grace, ease and humor.
    I would recommend this book not only to people who have diabetes, but to their family members as well. It gets an A+ as a self help book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2011

    Checked and Confirmed

    This is the same as the DTB book (I have both). The reviewer that noted the book to be condensed doesn't realize the page count is different for physical book versus the nookbook.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Learned Tons from "Diabetes for Dummies"

    As a new diabetic I found the information in this book informative and interesting. It's a great book for diabetics and their families.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2003

    Simply Put; This is the Best!

    Very simply put this is the most informative and enjoyable book I have read on the subject of Diabetes. The cartoons and recipes are icing on the cake.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2002

    One word- thorough.

    I have given several books to my dad who suffers from diabetes before I had a chance to really take a good look at this book. This book is very comprehensive and complete- I can't really find anything that has been left out that is relevant to the person with diabetes. Continuing in true "dummies" fashion, it is clearly written and teaches concepts in layman's terms. Consider this a top choice if you know someone just diagnosed with diabetes that needs info about their disease.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2002

    A must have for those diagnosed

    This book is great for those diagnosed with diabetes or writing a report on the subject. Quick, informative and basic.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2001

    diabetes

    the book is good for everybody and it helps alot to know about diabetes and what it does to your body.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2013

    Many Diabetes questions answered.

    I was recently diagnosed with Diabetes. This book answered and explained many of my questions. I will refer to this 382 page paperback whenever I need to refresh my memory. Written simply for ease in comprehension.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 5, 2012

    Maybe for Dummies

    I was excited to get this book, hoping to get new information.
    This would be great for those who just found out they are Diabetic.
    I just felt so disappointed, I was hoping for more.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 13, 2013

    Very Helpful

    Nothing beats an in person diabetes management class, however Diabetes For Dummies helps you get even more out of the class. This book gives clear, easy to understand explanations of why you need to things, not just instructions of what you need to do. During a break in class, I found myself explaining to one of the other students how just one blood sample can be used to give a three month average (A1C).
    If you want to use this book as a continuing reference, I would recommend getting a hard copy simply because it is so much easier to flip back and forth between pages, referencing information on one page that is cited in an explanation on another page. The book is also organized very well so if for example you don't need to information about Type 1 or Gestational Diabetes, you can easily skip right over those parts without missing anything important that you do need to know.
    If you or a family member is newly diagnosed with diabetes, this is a very good place to start but if at all possible you should also have a trained professional that you can get in touch with just by picking up a phone.

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  • Posted June 24, 2011

    Great and informative

    Really enjoyed what I learned from this Ebook, even though I don't have diabetes I aleays want to about and why so many people have it ..this book explained EVERYTHING ..easy to understand ..a must read for everyone. A keeper!

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