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 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.
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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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