Diabetes For Dummies

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The straight facts on treating diabetes successfully

With diabetes now considered pandemic throughout the world, there have been an enormous advances in the field since the last edition of Diabetes For Dummies. Now significantly revised and updated, it includes the latest information on medications and monitoring equipment, updated diet and exercise plans, new findings about treating diabetes in the young and elderly, new ways to diagnose and ...

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Overview

The straight facts on treating diabetes successfully

With diabetes now considered pandemic throughout the world, there have been an enormous advances in the field since the last edition of Diabetes For Dummies. Now significantly revised and updated, it includes the latest information on medications and monitoring equipment, updated diet and exercise plans, new findings about treating diabetes in the young and elderly, new ways to diagnose and treat long- and short-term complications, and more.

Want to know how to manage diabetes? Trusted diabetes expert Dr. Alan Rubin gives you reassuring, authoritative guidance on putting together a state-of-the-art treatment program to treat diabetes successfully and live a full life. You'll learn about all the advances in monitoring glucose, the latest medications, and how to develop a diet and exercise plan to stay healthy.

  • New information on the psychology of diabetes and its treatment
  • New ways to diagnose and treat both short- and long-term complications of diabetes
  • The latest information about diabetes medications and testing devices
  • Updated diet and exercise plans
  • Expanded coverage about type 2 diabetes in children and new findings about how diabetes affects the elderly

Diabetes For Dummies is for the millions of Diabetics (and their loved ones) throughout the United States who are in search of a resource to help them manage this disease.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118294475
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/11/2012
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 93,328
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan L. Rubin, MD, is one of the nation's foremost authorities on diabetes. He is the author of Type 1 Diabetes For Dummies, Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies, and Prediabetes For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Dealing with the Onset of Diabetes 7

Chapter 1: Dealing with Diabetes 9

Chapter 2: It’s the Glucose and the Hemoglobin A1c 19

Chapter 3: Defi ning the Various Types of Diabetes 31

Part II: How Diabetes Affects Your Body 49

Chapter 4: Battling Short-Term Complications 51

Chapter 5: Preventing Long-Term Complications 65

Chapter 6: Diabetes, Sexual Function, and Pregnancy 99

Part III: Managing Diabetes: The “Thriving with Diabetes” Lifestyle Plan 117

Chapter 7: Glucose Monitoring and Other Tests 119

Chapter 8: Diabetes Diet Plan 151

Chapter 9: Keep It Moving: Creating Your Exercise Plan 175

Chapter 10: Medications: What You Should Know 195

Chapter 11: Diabetes Is Your Show 227

Chapter 12: Putting Your Knowledge to Work for You 237

Part IV: Special Considerations for Living with Diabetes 243

Chapter 13: Your Child Has Diabetes 245

Chapter 14: Diabetes and the Elderly 261

Chapter 15: Occupational and Insurance Problems 269

Chapter 16: What’s New in Diabetes Care 281

Chapter 17: What Doesn’t Work When You Treat Diabetes 289

Part V: The Part of Tens 299

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Prevent or Reverse the Effects of Diabetes 301

Chapter 19: Ten (Or So) Myths about Diabetes That You Can Forget 307

Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Get Others to Help You 313

Part VI: Appendixes 319

Appendix A: Dr W W Web 321

Appendix B: Glossary 331

Appendix C: Mini-Cookbook 339

Index 369

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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

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    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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    Posted April 16, 2011

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    Posted February 28, 2011

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