Diabetic's Book: All Your Questions Answered

Diabetic's Book: All Your Questions Answered

by June Biermann, Barbara Toohey
     
 

In the completely revised and updated fourth edition of The Diabetic�s Book, June Biermann and Barbara Toohey present the latest information on effective diabetes therapies and scientific advances. With their characteristically personal and upbeat writing style, the authors guide diabetics and their families by showing them how to handle real-life issues oftenSee more details below

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In the completely revised and updated fourth edition of The Diabetic�s Book, June Biermann and Barbara Toohey present the latest information on effective diabetes therapies and scientific advances. With their characteristically personal and upbeat writing style, the authors guide diabetics and their families by showing them how to handle real-life issues often neglected in books about diabetes. Both Type I and Type II diabetics learn how to select a doctor; cope with insurance and HMO�s; deal with interpersonal relations and work situations; and rebuild their lives by coming to terms with the demands of the disease. Included in this edition are diet techniques based on the recently revised American Diabetes Association�s nutrition guidelines; a section on health insurance; information on new oral hypoglycemic pills and pill therapies; and emerging possibilities for a cure. In addition, there is a special supplement on the low-carbohydrate diet that many people find to be the fastest, most effective and pleasant way for Type II diabetics to lose weight, and for both types to achieve normal blood-sugar levels. This perennial bestseller has proven itself to be a reliable, practical, comforting, and honest guide to living the good life with diabetes. Now it is better than ever.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
If diabetes is ``the original do-it-yourself disease,'' then this book, a revision of the original ( LJ 11/1/81), containing a substantial amount of new material, is an outstanding do-it-yourself guide for both newly diagnosed and long-standing diabetics of all ages. Biermann, herself a diabetic, and Toohey offer a wealth of information in an expanded question-and- answer format. Emphasizing that virtually all complications of diabetes can be prevented by maintenance of proper blood-sugar levels, they discuss the kinds and actions of insulin now available; eating in fast-food restaurants; why insulin cannot be taken as a pill; and the emotional effects of living with a chronic disease. Sections for insulin-dependent and nondependent diabetics, as well as for families and friends of diabetics, are amply illustrated, and references to both consumer and professional literature on diabetes are cited. Highly recommended. -- Karen McNally Bensing, The Benjamin Rose Inst. Lib., Cleveland

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568950228
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
08/01/1993
Pages:
301
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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