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The Born-Again Diabetic: the handbook to help you get your diabetes in control (again)
     

The Born-Again Diabetic: the handbook to help you get your diabetes in control (again)

by William "Lee" Dubois
 

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Much has been written about the explosion of diabetes on the world stage—the 4,000 new cases a day we all know about, the millions of people ¬unaware they have diabetes. But another epidemic is lurking. A silent shadow ¬epidemic of diabetic patients who are identified and ¬being “treated,” but for a variety of reasons have

Overview

Much has been written about the explosion of diabetes on the world stage—the 4,000 new cases a day we all know about, the millions of people ¬unaware they have diabetes. But another epidemic is lurking. A silent shadow ¬epidemic of diabetic patients who are identified and ¬being “treated,” but for a variety of reasons have lost control and are slowly getting sicker and sicker with each passing day. You know who you are.

This book is written for you: the previously diagnosed diabetic who has lost the edge, fallen off the wagon, or has lost hope and given up altogether. This book will give you control over your diabetes again. Its charter is to remind you of the things you forgot, update you on the things that have changed, and teach you the things you never learned. It’s jam-packed with information, but it’s written in an ¬easy-to-read, conversational style laced with humor.

We’ll deal with the nuts and bolts of diabetes, the complications, the medications. We’ll help you navigate the minefield of family, society, and economy. We’ll give you, the out-of-control diabetic, the tools of knowledge and insight you need not just to survive, but to thrive.

So now you understand our title. To be a born-again diabetic is not a ¬religious experience. Rather, it is simply accepting what is and taking control again. Of diabetes. Of health. Of life.

Editorial Reviews

Amy Tenderich
Reading this book is like having a heart-to-heart talk with a fellow patient who has definitely been there and done that. Expect the cold, hard truth, and even a little profanity here and there, in a good way. Unlike other D-titles, it’s not something to share with your friends and loved ones. It is for YOU, the person with diabetes, to have a helpful and helluvan honest D-Friend in your pocket when you need one. What more could you ask for?
George Whittier
It is not like any other diabetes book I have read. It is funny, to the point, pulls no punches and covers everything! I should tell you that I am not a reader. It takes me forever to finish any book. I plowed through this book and honestly, want to read it again. It was filled with so much and some things I never knew. I learned a ton and had a great time doing it. Perfect balance right?
Kerri Morrone Sparling
Just as I had expected, and hoped, Will's book is written in the same totally accessible, completely approachable style as his blog. He may be a diabetic and a diabetes educator, but he's truly a "diabetic of the people," as exemplified by the very title of Chapter 1: What the hell is diabetes, anyway? … With Will's book, it was like having an old friend explain diabetes to a coffeehouse of people, and I'm sitting there laughing, nodding, and going, “Yes, that's right.”
Rick Wilminko
I've been a diabetic of over 40 years and got more out of this one book then from all the doctors, diabetic educators, books, and leaflets that I've encountered combined. I highly recommend this book for both diabetics, people that live with diabetics, and maybe some doctors too. Finally a book for diabetics written by a diabetic. You WILL be informed and laugh at the same time. Thanks Lee for putting things in prospective!
Scott Johnson
My expectations were exceeded by page 7. And they were exceeded by a lot. I was very quickly enveloped by Wil's writing, almost exactly how I was captured by his blog posts. Wil has a special talent for carrying the reader through the pages, much like inner-tubing down a lazy river... You have my standing order for any future books you write, no questions asked. It could be a book about techniques for dusting ceiling fans, and I'd be all over it. Yes, you are that good.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012280411
Publisher:
Red Blood Cell Books
Publication date:
12/15/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
218
File size:
844 KB

Meet the Author

About the Author: Lee runs the diabetes programs for a northern New Mexico community health center, that despite being in the “sticks,” stays on the cutting edge of treatment using the latest medications, technology, and progressive patient-centered support and education programs. He manages a staff of 8, and has pioneered the Diabetes Peer Educator model, using volunteer diabetics to help other patients in ongoing free diabetes education programs. He is the author of the long-running internet blog LifeAfterDx which chronicles his experiences with the early continuous glucose monitoring technology, his thoughts on diabetes and health politics, and his daily life living with diabetes. He jokes he wants his tombstone to read: Loving husband, devoted father, artist, educator, author. Type-1 Diabetic. Yes, he wants diabetes on his tombstone so that his great-great-grandchildren can read it and say, “Wow. Poor great-great-grandpa. He actually had to live with diabetes. I’m sure glad they cured it.”

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