The Johns Hopkins Guide to Diabetes: For Today and Tomorrowby Christopher D. Saudek
The Johns Hopkins Guide to Diabetes provides comprehensive and reliable answers to the many questions asked by people with the disease as well as their families and friends. What are the differences between Type I and Type II diabetes, for example? How are the different forms of this disease diagnosed and treated? Can diabetes that develops during pregnancy/i>
The Johns Hopkins Guide to Diabetes provides comprehensive and reliable answers to the many questions asked by people with the disease as well as their families and friends. What are the differences between Type I and Type II diabetes, for example? How are the different forms of this disease diagnosed and treated? Can diabetes that develops during pregnancy become a permanent condition? Can diabetes ever be managed with diet and exercise alone?
Written by a team of Johns Hopkins specialists, this authoritative and easy-to-read guide addresses everything about diabetes which patients need to know for good control and good health.
Highlights of The Johns Hopkins Guide to Diabetes: • The importance of getting a straight answer about your diagnosis • The physical and psychological demands of diabetes • Managing the disease with blood glucose monitoring, diet, exercise, oral medications, and insulin therapy • Potential short-term and long-term complications, such as hypoglycemia, hardening of the arteries, and effects on eyes, kidneys, feet, and skin • Sexuality, pregnancy, and genetics • Recent developments for treating diabetes and the latest thinking about the importance of close control, based on the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial
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Description: This is a diabetes self-care and healthy living manual.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide diabetic patients with information they need for self-care of diabetes and healthy living with diabetes. It is designed to provide the information using the personal experiences and anecdotes of expert health professionals involved in clinical care and teaching diabetes management.
Audience: Patients with diabetes and their families are the intended audience.
Features: The book provides information on the pathophysiology and treatment of diabetes mellitus. It provides information of relevance to both Type I and Type II diabetic patients. The book additionally provides information about the psychosocial aspects of diabetes and the specialized information about diabetes complications and diabetes during pregnancy.
Assessment: The authors have taken great care to provide diabetes information in a very personal manner. The reader is likely to feel part of an intimate interaction with a healthcare professional. The concepts in this book are described in a understandable but sophisticated manner, so some of the text may beyond the grasp of those with a low reading level. The concepts are presented in a fashion consistent with expert consensus in the field of diabetes. Physicians can feel comfortable that their patients will receive conventional but up-to-date medical opinions. There are a few items in the book related to diabetes diagnosis and treatment that need to be updated because of very recent developments in the field.
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I have read just about every book on diabetes written for persons with diabetes, their families, and the general public, and not one comes close to matching this outstanding book. It covers virtually every issue of concern about diabetes and in a thorough and understandable way provides information that is not generally available to nonprofessionals.
Meet the Author
Christopher D. Saudek, M.D., is professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and director of the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Center. Richard R. Rubin, Ph.D., CDE, is an instructor in medicine and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a staff member at the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Center and the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Diabetes Clinic. He is also on the staff of the Mercy Center for Eating Disorders and has a private practice specializing in counseling people with diabetes. Cynthia S. Shump, R.N., CDE, is diabetes nurse educator at the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Center.
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