Diabetes--How to Help: Your Complete Guide to Caring for a Loved One with Diabetes

Diabetes--How to Help: Your Complete Guide to Caring for a Loved One with Diabetes


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Living with diabetes is complicated and challenging. In addition to a multitude of daily tasks and decisions, managing diabetes requires appropriate support from those surrounding the person with diabetes: partners, family members, friends, co-workers, and caregivers. Most aspects of diabetes care/treatment focus on the patient. There are dozens of books and online resources designed specifically for the person with diabetes, but very few that address the needs and interests of their support network. This leaves the vast majority of caregivers in a quandary regarding their role. Many are under-educated on diabetes and its management, and most are unsure of where their involvement begins and ends.

Diabetes: How to Help is intended to fill the void that currently exists in the publishing marketplace. It will address both knowledge deficits and emotional needs of the caregiver community.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580406635
Publisher: American Diabetes Association
Publication date: 08/28/2018
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 778,031
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE, is the owner and Clinical Director of Integrated Diabetes Services, a practice located just outside of Philadelphia, PA, that specializes in intensive insulin therapy and advanced education for children and adults. Gary has been a certified diabetes educator for 24 years and has had type 1 diabetes for 33 years. He was named the 2014 AADE Diabetes Educator of the Year and is author of six books, including Think Like A Pancreas: A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes with insulin.

Diane Herbert, MSS, LSW, CFM, CDE, is a licensed medical social worker and certified diabetes educator. Diane has held executive positions in business development, strategy, and program management. Currently, she serves as Vice President, Clinical Services, for Livongo, a consumer digital health company empowering people with chronic conditions. Additionally, she maintains a private practice working with adolescents and families living with type 1 diabetes. Diane is an advocate for people with diabetes and frequently speaks and writes on topics related to diabetes and child development, transition of care, and the intersection of emotional and physical health.

Table of Contents

Proposed Table of Contents:

1. Understanding the basics

a. Pathophysiology

b. Complications

c. Principles of Management

2. Caregivers' roles

a. Knowing Your Limits

b. Dealing with crises

i. Hypoglycemia

ii. Sick Days

iii. Severe Highs

c. Utilizing the Healthcare System

d. Dealing with Denial

3. Daily Living

a. Travel

b. Intimacy

c. Food

d. Physical Activity

e. Stress

f. Mood Swings

4. Support for the Caregiver

5. A note to the Person With Diabetes

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