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The Everything Health Guide to Diabetes: The latest treatment, medication, and lifestyle options to help you live a happy, healthy, and active life (PagePerfect NOOK Book) [NOOK Book]

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Diabetes may be a daunting disease, but it can be manageable. Completely updated and revised in the new health guide format, this book offers people who have been diagnosed with the disease information to help them live with diabetes. This professional handbook teaches readers to recognize signs and symptoms, monitor blood glucose levels, understand insulin types and quantities, select the right medication, and more. Written by an experienced health writer who runs a diabetes Web site, this sourcebook offers ...
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The Everything Health Guide to Diabetes: The latest treatment, medication, and lifestyle options to help you live a happy, healthy, and active life (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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Overview

Diabetes may be a daunting disease, but it can be manageable. Completely updated and revised in the new health guide format, this book offers people who have been diagnosed with the disease information to help them live with diabetes. This professional handbook teaches readers to recognize signs and symptoms, monitor blood glucose levels, understand insulin types and quantities, select the right medication, and more. Written by an experienced health writer who runs a diabetes Web site, this sourcebook offers diabetes sufferers the information they need to live happy, healthy lives. This edition includes completely new material on the latest testing methods, risk factors and special considerations, and gestational and childhood diabetes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440521973
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 9/17/2008
  • Series: Everything
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments viii Introduction ix Chapter 1 What Is Diabetes? 1 A Growing Problem 1 The Endocrine System 2 The Pancreas and Liver 2 Insulin and Blood Sugar 4 Managing Diabetes: A Balancing Act 6 The Name Game 8 Chapter 2 Type 1 Diabetes 11 Type 1A, or Autoimmune, Diabetes 11 Type 1B, or Idiopathic, Diabetes 13 Genetics and Heredity 13 Environmental Triggers 15 Signs and Symptoms 17 Insulin Is Not a Cure 18 Chapter 3 Type 2 Diabetes 20 Insulin Resistance and Type 2 20 Prediabetes 21 Progression to Type 2 Diabetes 22 Risk Factors 23 Risks Associated with Weight and BMI 25 Signs and Symptoms 29 Not Just for Adults Anymore 31 Chapter 4 Gestational Diabetes (GDM) 34 Diabetes, Your Baby, and You 34 Who Is at Risk? 35 GDM Diagnosis 36 Develop a Plan 38 Treating GDM 38 How GDM Affects Your Baby 42 Beyond Pregnancy 43 Chapter 5 Diagnosis and Beyond 46 Making the Diagnosis 46 Choosing a Doctor 51 Your Health Care Team 53 Getting a Good Education 57 Taking Control 59 A Treatment Triad 60 Standards of Care 61 Chapter 6 Tests, Tests, and More Tests 62 The AIC Test 62 Other Glucose Tests 65 Lipid Profile 66 More Cardiovascular Tests 68 Kidney Function Tests 69 Ketones and Diabetic Ketoacidosis 73 Comprehensive Eye Exam 74 Chapter 7 Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose 76 Why Test? 76 Developing a Testing Schedule 78 Target Goals 80 The Blood Glucose Meter and Other Equipment 80 How It Works 85 Troubleshooting 87 Tracking Your Test Results 88 Ways to Reduce the "Ouch" Factor 90 Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems 91 Chapter 8 All about Insulin 94 How Does Insulin Work? 94 Insulin Types and Quantities 94 Selecting the Insulin Delivery Device 96 Injecting Insulin 99 Storing and Transporting Insulin103 All about Insulin Pumps 104 Sharps Disposal 108 Chapter 9 Type 2 Medications 110 The Basics 110 Sulfonylureas 112 Biguanides 114 Thiazolidinediones (TZDs) 116 Alpha-Glucosidase (AG) Inhibitors 118 Meglitinides 119 Dipeptidyl Peptidase-IV (DPP-IV) Inhibitors 120 Other Injectables 121 Combination Drugs 124 No Magic Pill 125 Chapter 10 Food and Blood Glucose 126 All about Carbohydrates 126 Why Fiber Is Important 129 The Facts about Sugar 131 Caloric Intake 135 Fats and Cholesterol 136 Protein and Diabetes 138 Sensible Sodium Intake 139 Chapter 11 Eating Right in Action 141 Menu Planning 141 Carbohydrate Counting 144 Dietary Exchanges 147 Glycemic Index (GI) 149 Weights and Measures: Portion Control 152 Eating Out 153 When Temptation Strikes 155 Chapter 12 Don't Forget to Exercise! 158 The Importance of Exercise 158 Getting Started 159 Exercise Intensity 161 Blood Sugars and Exercise 162 Everyone Can Exercise 165 Staying Motivated 168 Chapter 13 Tackling Weight Loss 170 In Control and Gaining Weight 170 Weight Loss and Type 2 Diabetes 173 Shedding Smart 174 The Low-Carb Conundrum 177 Weight-Loss Drugs 181 Gastric Surgery 181 Keeping It Off 182 Chapter 14 In Case of Emergency 184 Hypoglycemic Episodes 184 Hypoglycemic Unawareness 188 Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) 190 Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome (HHNS) 192 High-Risk Situations 194 Buddy System 196 Medical Identification 198 Chapter 15 Complications-Head to Toe 201 Neurological Complications 201 Musculoskeletal Complications 206 Cardiovascular Complications 209 Visual Complications 213 Kidney Disease 216 Digestive Complications 218 Skin Problems 220 Chapter 16 The Diabetic Foot 222 Treat Your Feet Right 222 The Right Equipment 224 Monofilament Test 227 When to See a Podiatrist 228 Charcot Foot or Joint 229 Diabetic Foot Ulcers 230 Chapter 17 Kids and Diabetes 233 The Littlest Patients: Infants and Toddlers 233 Taking Diabetes to School 236 Coming of Age with Diabetes 240 Handling Special Days 241 Babysitters and Child Care 242 Kids Being Kids 243 Type 2 and Kids-A Growing Problem 244 Chapter 18 Special Issues for Women 246 At Puberty 246 Diabetes and Menstruation 247 Pregnancy: Treatment for Two 248 Breastfeeding 251 When It's Time for Menopause 253 Female Sexual Dysfunction 254 How Women Cope 256 Chapter 19 Special Issues for Men 259 At Puberty 259 Changes in Testosterone Levels 260 Sexuality and Impotence 261 Diabetes and Fertility 264 Complications: Gender Bias? 265 How Men Cope 265 Chapter 20 Diabetes, Emotions, and Relationships 268 Dealing with Diagnosis 268 The Emotional Roller Coaster 269 Managing Stress and Burnout 271 Turning to a Support Group 273 The Dating Game 274 For Spouses and Significant Others 275 Caring for Kids with Diabetes 276 Chapter 21 Living Life with Diabetes 279 Diabetes at Home 279 Diabetes at Work 282 Eat, Drink, and Be Wary 286 Behind the Wheel 286 On a Road Trip 287 Travel Tips for the Wise 289 Chapter 22 Search for a Cure 292 A Short History 292 Unlocking the Beta Cell 293 Stem Cell Research 296 Reversing Autoimmunity 297 Building a Better Pancreas 298 Clinical Trials 298 Advocacy Groups 300 Appendix A Additional Resources 301 Appendix B Preventive Care Guidelines 305 Index 306
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