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Diabetes Mellitus: A Practical Handbook [NOOK Book]

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In dealing with the daily issues facing people with any type of diabetes, you need a resource that is handy, useful, and up-to-date. It should also provide clear and straightforward information on all aspects of managing the disease to allow as much independence as possible. It must be a basic survival tool.

"...a new edition of the classic patient-oriented guide to living with diabetes...revised and updated, yet retaining its coverage of day-to-day issues in easy-to-understand language and ...

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Diabetes Mellitus: A Practical Handbook

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Overview

In dealing with the daily issues facing people with any type of diabetes, you need a resource that is handy, useful, and up-to-date. It should also provide clear and straightforward information on all aspects of managing the disease to allow as much independence as possible. It must be a basic survival tool.

"...a new edition of the classic patient-oriented guide to living with diabetes...revised and updated, yet retaining its coverage of day-to-day issues in easy-to-understand language and easy-to-read type."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936693108
  • Publisher: Bull Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Tenth Edition, 10th edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,199,267
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Sue K. Milchovich, RN, BSN, CDE, is a member of the American Diabetes Association and has been a certified diabetes educator for more than 25 years. She lives in Covina, California. Barbara Dunn-Long, RD, is in private practice and is a member of the American Diabetes Association. She lives in Villa Park, California.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments x
About the Authors xi
Survival Skills xii
The Circle of Good Diabetes Control xiii
Chapter 1 Diabetes Mellitus 1
Heredity 2
Viruses and the Immune System 2
Nutrition and Obsity 3
Types of Diabetes 4
Glucose and Insulin 7
Chapter 2 Hyperglycemia 13
Chapter 3 Hypoglycemia 15
Glucagon Injection 21
Please Read This Story 22
Chapter 4 Ideas--A Way to Understand Your Blood Sugar 25
Acceptable or Target Blood Sugar Range 28
Chapter 5 Diet 29
Type 1 Diabetes 31
Type 2 Diabetes and Overweight 31
Type 2 Diabetes and Normal Weight 32
Food Guide Pyramid 33
Timing 34
Amounts of Foods/Calories 35
What Is a Healthy Weight? 36
Meal Planning 39
Exchange Lists for Meal Planning 43
Sample Meal Plans 73
Alternative Sweeteners 78
Understanding Food Labels 80
Alcohol 84
Shopping Tips 85
Dining Out in Restaurants 86
Saturated Fat and Cholesterol 95
Fiber in Your Diet 97
Meal Planning Resources 100
Chapter 6 Home Blood Sugar Testing 105
Chapter 7 Urine Sugar Testing 115
Chapter 8 Ketones, Keto-Acidosis 119
Chapter 9 Insulin 123
Chapter 10 Insulin Syringe 129
Reusing Insulin Syringes 130
Chapter 11 Injection Technique 131
Using One Type of Insulin 131
Using Two Types of Insulin 133
Giving Your Injection 135
Areas of Injection 137
Insulin Pumps 139
Chapter 12 Oral Diabetic Medications 141
Chapter 13 Laboratory Tests 149
Fasting Blood Sugar 149
Post-Prandial Blood Sugar 149
Glycohemoglobin, or Hemoglobin Alc 150
Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) 152
Chapter 14 Exercise 153
The Benefits 153
The Types 154
The Parts of an Exercise Program 155
How Hard to Exercise 156
How Often to Exercise 160
When to Exercise 160
When Not to Exercise 161
Guidelines for Exercising 161
Sources of Information on Exercise 163
Chapter 15 Sick Days 165
Chapter 16 Personal Hygiene 169
Skin Care 170
Foot Care 171
Chapter 17 Identification 173
Chapter 18 Stress 175
Chapter 19 Emotions--They Are a Part of Us 179
Chapter 20 Traveling with Diabetes 183
Sources of Additional Helpful Information 185
Chapter 21 Complications of Diabetes 187
Heart and Blood Vessel Disease 188
Nerves 188
Eyes 189
Kidneys 190
Teeth and Gums 191
Smoking 191
Chapter 22 Research 193
Appendix A Organizations and Resources 197
Web Page Addresses 199
Resources for Books 200
Books 201
Appendix B Answers to Quiz on Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia 205
Appendix C Time Schedule 207
Appendix D Meal Planning Forms 213
Appendix E Bibliography 217
Index 221
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