Real-Life Guide to Diabetes: Practical Answers to Your Diabetes Problems

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Here's everything you need to know about diabetes in a one-of-a-kind book packed with information you won't find anywhere else. Using an easy-to-search format, Real-Life Guide to Diabetes lets you find the answers to your most pressing questions quickly and easily. Other books give you complex systems to manage your diabetes, but those rarely work in real life - it's time for a more realistic approach.
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Overview


Here's everything you need to know about diabetes in a one-of-a-kind book packed with information you won't find anywhere else. Using an easy-to-search format, Real-Life Guide to Diabetes lets you find the answers to your most pressing questions quickly and easily. Other books give you complex systems to manage your diabetes, but those rarely work in real life - it's time for a more realistic approach.
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“Managing diabetes takes effort, but as I know firsthand, it’s worth it! Real-Life Guide to Diabetes is a thorough resource that can help you get on, and stay on, a positive journey with diabetes.”
—Ann Albright, PhD, RD, Past President, Health Care and Education, American Diabetes Association; and person with diabetes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580403146
  • Publisher: American Diabetes Association
  • Publication date: 3/11/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 292
  • Sales rank: 1,384,120
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Hope S. Warshaw, M.MSc., R.D., C.D.E., BC-ADM

is a registered dietitian, certified diabetes

educator and board certified advanced diabetes manager. She

is the author of Guide to Healthy Restaurant Eating (978-1-

58040-270-5 • 1-58040-270-4) and Diabetes Meal Planning

Made Easy (978-1-58040-251-4 • 1-58040-251-8).

Joy Pape, R.N., B.S.N., C.D.E., W.O.C.N., C.F.C.N.

is a registered nurse and certified diabetes

educator with more than 25 years of experience and a former

medical producer of a TV show dedicated to diabetes.

Currently, Joy writes for several consumer magazines and

websites and is the nurse editor of an internet-based global

diabetes education program for healthcare providers.

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Table of Contents

Dedication v

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: Real-Life Guide to Diabetes 1

Section 1 Build Your Strong Foundations 3

Chapter 1 Understanding Diabetes 5

Chapter 2 Know and Control your ABCs 23

Chapter 3 Seek and Find Care and Support 35

Section 2 Create Your Real-Life Diabetes Plan 46

Chapter 4 Realistic Behavioral Changes for Success 49

Chapter 5 Healthy Eating-The Basics 59

Chapter 6 Eat Healthy-Real-life Challenges and Solutions 75

Chapter 7 Get Up, Get Active 89

Chapter 8 Medications That Lower Blood Glucose 101

Chapter 9 Other Medications to Manage Diabetes 121

Chapter 10 No Prescription Needed 133

Chapter 11 The Importance of Catching Your Z's 141

Chapter 12 Stress, Depression, and Diabetes 149

Chapter 13 Monitoring Glucose and Blood Pressure Matters 163

Section 3 When Life Happens 177

Chapter 14 When Life Veers Off Schedule 181

Chapter 15 Glucose Highs and Lows 195

Chapter 16 Lose Weight, Keep It Off 207

Chapter 17 Your Sexual Health 219

Chapter 18 Tobacco and Alcohol: How They Mix with Diabetes 229

Chapter 19 Health Care Plans and Money Matters 237

Chapter 20 Know Your Rights, Don't Be Wronged 249

Chapter 21 Prevent and Delay Long-Term Diabetes Problems 257

Conclusion 275

Index 277

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