Description: This is a resource book for those who are newly diagnosed with diabetes. It includes the pathophysiology of the diabetes and strategies for health promotion.
Purpose: The purpose of this publication is to provide essential information to diabetics and answer their many questions. This book is needed to assist the large number of people newly diagnosed with type I and type II diabetes and the information contained in this book meets the author's objectives.
Audience: The target audience are general readers with limited medical knowledge. The language used in the book is appropriate for this audience. The author, a type I diabetic and diabetes nurse specialist, is a credible authority on this topic.
Features: The handbook includes detailed information about the pathophysiology of type I and type II diabetes as well as information about medication management, complications, coping, and family issues. The book is comprehensive and provides complete information about diabetes issues. The illustrations are of a high quality and add to the interest of the book as well as demonstrate important techniques such as insulin administration. In addition, there are many tables and charts to assist in keeping accurate logs of nutrition and blood sugars.
Assessment: The information is provided in an easy to access manner and further readings and resources are included at the end of each chapter. This is a useful and high quality publication.