Think Like a Pancreas: A User's Guide to Managing Diabetes with Insulin

Think Like a Pancreas: A User's Guide to Managing Diabetes with Insulin

by Gary Scheiner M.S.
     
 

There are dozens of books about managing diabetes, but none focuses specifically on using insulin. Now, in Think Like a Pancreas, certified diabetes educator and type 1 insulin user Gary Scheiner gives readers everything they need to know to "think like a pancreas," i.e., to successfully master the art of matching insulin to the body's ever-changing needs. A

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There are dozens of books about managing diabetes, but none focuses specifically on using insulin. Now, in Think Like a Pancreas, certified diabetes educator and type 1 insulin user Gary Scheiner gives readers everything they need to know to "think like a pancreas," i.e., to successfully master the art of matching insulin to the body's ever-changing needs. A comprehensive, supremely practical guide free of medical mumbo jumbo, Think Like a Pancreas discusses day-to-day blood glucose control and monitoring; measuring and matching insulin to carbohydrate intake; the pluses and minuses of different insulin-delivery methods; hypoglycemia; exercise; the impact of emotions, stress, and illness; and the dozens of other issues that everyone taking insulin needs to master. A book that is long overdue, this first-ever, indispensable, all-in-one resource will enlighten and inspire the four million people whose lives and well-being depend on daily insulin intake.

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Library Journal
Writing for insulin-dependent diabetics, certified diabetes educator and exercise physiologist Scheiner covers the knowledge and actions needed to control blood glucose levels successfully: an understanding of insulin types, proper use of equipment, coordination with the healthcare team,diet and exercise, and a positive attitude. As a Type 1 diabetic, he relates his own difficult experience of adapting his lifestyle and regulating his blood sugar with the less advanced knowledge and technologies of 1986. He then discusses improvements in equipment and medications that have made tighter control possible, emphasizing the long-term benefits of quality disease management. Scheiner's analogies are excellent, and his examples of maintaining control while traveling, dining out, or ill are concrete and instructive. Only the explanations on insulin dosing confuse, and that's due to the complicated nature of the subject, not Scheiner's writing. For motivated readers, then, and consumer health collections. Janet M. Schneider, James A. Haley Veterans' Hosp., Tampa Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569244364
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
02/15/2004
Series:
Marlowe Diabetes Library
Pages:
241
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.76(d)

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