The straight facts on treating diabetes successfully and living a full and active life
Want to know how to manage your diabetes? This friendly book offers you reassuring guidance in putting together a state-of-the-art treatment program. Discover all the advances in monitoring glucose, the latest medications, and how to develop a diet and exercise plan to stay healthy. Full of interesting anecdotes and helpful advice, this is your ultimate diabetes reference.
Get the latest information — read about the newest recommendations from the Canadian Diabetes Association and the up-and-coming advances in medicines and monitors
Handle low and high blood-glucose emergencies — learn how to identify the symptoms that require urgent attention and how to treat the problem
Manage diabetes and pregnancy — know what to do during pregnancy to help ensure a healthy baby
Get to know your health care team — find the health care providers you need, from your family physician to your diabetes nurse educator to your dietitian, and more
Manage your diabetes through exercise and nutritional know-how — achieve and maintain good diabetes health with suggested exercises and healthy eating tips
Control your blood glucose through medication — find out everything you need to know, from treatment tips to potential side-effects
"Finally there is a book that I can recommend to people with diabetes."
–Dr. Anne Kenshole, Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Open the book and find:
The symptoms and causes of your diabetes
How to monitor and record your blood glucose levels
Tips for taking and caring for insulin
Guidance on getting the vitamins and minerals you need from your diet
How to incorporate exercise into your diabetes treatment plan
What you need to know about alternative medicines
Ways to get the best possible health care
Useful Web sites to help keep you informed
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About the Author
Alan L. Rubin, MD, has had a private practice specializing in diabetes for over 30 years and is the author of several For Dummies books.
Table of ContentsIntroduction.
Part I: Dealing with the Diagnosis of Diabetes.
Chapter 1: Membership in a Club You Didn't Ask to Join.
Chapter 2: You and Your Blood Glucose.
Chapter 3: Discovering the Cause of Your Diabetes.
Chapter 4: Looking at the Different Types of Diabetes.
Part II: How Diabetes Can Affect Your Body.
Chapter 5: Handling Low and High Blood Glucose Emergencies.
Chapter 6: As Time Goes By: Handling Long-Term Complications.
Chapter 7: Diabetes, Sexual Function, and Pregnancy.
Part III: Rule Your Diabetes: Don’t Let It Rule You.
Chapter 8: Meet Your Diabetes Team.
Chapter 9: Monitoring and Understanding Your Blood Glucose Levels.
Chapter 10: You Are What You Eat: Staying Healthy with Good Nutrition.
Chapter 11: Exercising Your Way to Good Health.
Chapter 12: Controlling Your Blood Glucose with Oral Medications.
Chapter 13: Using Insulin Effectively.
Chapter 14: Complementary and Alternative Therapies.
Part IV: Particular Patients and Special Circumstances.
Chapter 15: Your Child Has Diabetes.
Chapter 16: Diabetes and the Elderly.
Chapter 17: Diabetes in Aboriginal Peoples.
Chapter 18: Special Circumstances: Employment, Insurance, Safe Driving and Piloting, and Preparing for Disaster.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Stay Healthy and Avoid Complications.
Chapter 20: Ten Frequently Asked Questions.
Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Get the Best Possible Health Care.
Part VI: Appendixes.
Appendix A: The Food Group System.
Appendix B: Straight Goods on a Tangled Web: Diabetes Web Sites Worth Visiting.
Appendix C: Glossary.