The Johns Hopkins Guide to Diabetes: For Patients and Families

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Living with diabetes is a balancing act of monitoring blood glucose, food intake, and medication. It makes sense that individuals who have diabetes do best when they understand their condition and how to control it.

The Johns Hopkins Guide to Diabetes is a comprehensive and easy-to-read guide to this complex condition, answering questions such as: What are the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes? How are the different forms of this disease treated? Can gestational ...

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Overview

Living with diabetes is a balancing act of monitoring blood glucose, food intake, and medication. It makes sense that individuals who have diabetes do best when they understand their condition and how to control it.

The Johns Hopkins Guide to Diabetes is a comprehensive and easy-to-read guide to this complex condition, answering questions such as: What are the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes? How are the different forms of this disease treated? Can gestational diabetes become a permanent condition? Can diabetes ever be managed successfully with diet and exercise alone?

The second edition of this valued resource includes up-to-date information on• How diabetes is diagnosed• The two types of diabetes• The role of genetics • Improvements in blood glucose measurement• Good nutrition and regular exercise• Insulin and non-insulin medications• Insulin pumps• The emotional side of diabetes• How families are affected and how they can help• What to do if diabetes affects your work• Complications from head to toe

Written by a team of Johns Hopkins diabetes specialists, this authoritative guide will help people who have diabetes work effectively with their care team to control their diabetes and maintain good health.

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Editorial Reviews

Nutrition in Clinical Care - Richard D. Siegel

A browse through any major bookstore will reveal a large number of books written for the layperson on the subject of diabetes mellitus. The Johns Hopkins Guide to Diabetes is one that can be recommended for its clarity and sound scientific information on this disorder.

The Examiner - Robin Wulffson

[ The Johns Hopkins Guide to Diabetes] is comprehensive and up-to-date. It is an invaluable reference for diabetics and their families.

Nursing Times

This is a comprehensive book, which presents in a reader friendly format relevant clinical data relating to the impact of diabetes for those diagnosed with this condition... This edition is an essential guide for individuals who has diabetes or been recently diagnosed. It could be described as a staple part of diabetes understanding and management.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781421411804
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 4/8/2014
  • Series: A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book Series
  • Edition description: second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 504
  • Sales rank: 774,186
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher D. Saudek, M.D., was a professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and founder of the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Center. Richard R. Rubin, Ph.D., CDE, was a professor of medicine and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a staff member at the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Center and the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Diabetes Clinic. Thomas W. Donner, M.D., is an associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and is director of the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Center.

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