Diabetesby Margaret O. Hyde, Elizabeth H. Forsyth, Elizabeth Forsyth
An estimated 16 million Americans struggle with diabetes. In fact, this disease has touched so many lives that it is now considered a serious public health threat. Despite this, however, most people don't understand what diabetes is or how it will affect them. Some believe that being diagnosed with diabetes means they are going to die; others become angry and depressed. The truth is, although diabetes is a serious illness, it can be controlled. Diabetes will tell you what you need to know to successfully manage this disease. Authors Margaret O. Hyde and Elizabeth H. Forsyth clearly explain the complex bodily processes that cause diabetes and the important role of insulin in your body. You'll discover the four keys to managing diabetes and how they can work for you, including guidelines for healthy eating and exercise. The authors also explore the latest medical breakthroughs, including cutting-edge research involving DNA manipulation, stem cells, islet transplants, and the creation of an artificial pancreas. Find out how other teens have dealt with this difficult disease and learned to live an active and healthy life. Diabetes will give you the information you need to manage your illness.
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