Living with Diabetes: The Diabetes UK Guide for those Treated with Diet and Tablets / Edition 2

Living with Diabetes: The Diabetes UK Guide for those Treated with Diet and Tablets / Edition 2

by John L. Day, John L. Day
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471487139

ISBN-13: 9780471487135

Pub. Date: 12/13/2001

Publisher: Wiley

In Diabetes UK's Guide for those treated with diet and tablets you will find all the answers you need to understand and take control of your diabetes.

Knowing about diabetes is key to coping with it. Dr John Day, an outstanding authority in diabetes and an experienced doctor, clearly explains all the latest recommendations for healthy eating, exercise and medical

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In Diabetes UK's Guide for those treated with diet and tablets you will find all the answers you need to understand and take control of your diabetes.

Knowing about diabetes is key to coping with it. Dr John Day, an outstanding authority in diabetes and an experienced doctor, clearly explains all the latest recommendations for healthy eating, exercise and medical treatment, helping people with diabetes to maximise their lifestyle while minimising their difficulties. Practical and realistic solutions to common problems are given.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471487135
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/13/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.33(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Introducing Diabetes.

About diabetes.

Type 2 (Non Insulin Dependent) Diabetes.

So what happens when you develop diabetes?

Who gets diabetes? Why?

Food and Physical Activity.

Eliminate symptoms.

Prevent late complications.

The steps you need to take.

What will the diet be like?

Healthy eating - putting it into practice.

Exercise - part of your treatment.

Summary.

Tablet Treatment.

Which tablets.

Some important questions about tablet treatment.

Summary.

Is Your Treatment Effective?

Blood tests versus urine tests.

Urine tests.

Overall assessment of your blood glucose.

Blood tests.

Regular weighing.

When diabetes goes out of control.

Summary.

Insulin Treatment.

Why injections?

Insulin treatment.

Summary.

The Long-Term Effects of Diabetes and Your General Health.

Arterial disease and high blood pressure.

Damage to the feet.

Sexual function.

Other rare problems due to neuropathy.

Damage to the eyes.

Damage to the kidneys.

Diabetes and other illnesses.

Clinic attendance.

Regular medical review.

Summary.

Diabetes and Your Daily Life.

Employment.

Financial implications of having diabetes.

Driving.

Exercise and Sport.

Retirement.

Travel and Holidays.

Contraception, pregnancy and parenthood.

The effect on your family.

Who is available to help?

Some final comments on diabetes and your everyday life.

Diabetes UK.

Diabetes UK's history.

Providing care and advice.

Sharing experiences.

Spreading the word.

Fighting discrimination.

Leading the way to better care.

Searching for a cure.

How to join Diabetes UK.

National and Regional Offices.

Index.

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