Think Like a Pancreas: A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes with Insulin--Completely Revised and Updated

Think Like a Pancreas: A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes with Insulin--Completely Revised and Updated

by Gary Scheiner

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Overview

A first-ever, indispensable, all-in-one resource for the millions of people with diabetes who use insulin
Few diabetes books focus specifically on the day-to-day issues facing people who use insulin. Diabetes educator Gary Scheiner provides the tools to "think like a pancreas"--to successfully master the art and science of matching insulin to the body's ever-changing needs. Comprehensive, free of medical jargon, and packed with useful information not readily available elsewhere, this new edition covers the many strides taken in diabetes education and management since the previous edition.
Think Like a Pancreas includes critical information, such as day-to-day blood glucose control and monitoring, designing an insulin program to best match your lifestyle, up-to date medication and technology, and new insulin formulations and combinations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738215372
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 01/24/2012
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 362,230
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE, is a certified diabetes educator, insulin-pump user and trainer, and exercise physiologist. He serves on the board of directors of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and lives in Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Foreword Stanley Schwartz xi

Chapter 1 Let's Get Acquainted 1

My Story 2

Chapter 2 What's the Dang Diddly Point? 13

What's in It for Me Now? 14

What's in It for Me Later? 19

Chapter 3 Basics and Beyond 29

Blood Sugar Balancing: The Major Players 39

Factor 1 Insulin 40

Factor 2 Other Diabetes Medications 45

Factor 3 Food 51

Factor 4 Physical Activity 54

Factor 5 Stress Hormones 56

The Little Stuff 57

Chapter 4 The Three Keys to Control 59

The Three Keys 62

The Right Tools 63

The Right Skills 80

The Right Attitude 96

Chapter 5 The Basal/Bolus Approach 103

Basal Insulin 103

Bolus Insulin 110

Putting Them Together 112

Chapter 6 Basal Insulin Dosing 127

Initial Basal Doses for Those Injecting Insulin 128

Fine-Tuning Injected Basal Doses 131

Attack of the Killer Somogyi 133

Initial Basal Doses for Insulin Pump Users 135

Fine-Tuning Pump Basal Rates 137

Beyond Basal Basics 148

Chapter 7 Bolus Calculations 151

Part 1 Insulin to Cover Carbs 152

Part 2 Insulin to Correct Blood Sugar 160

Part 3 Bolus Insulin On-Board 166

Part 4 Adjustment for Physical Activity 172

Part 5 Bolus Timing 178

Chapter 8 Welcome to the Real World 183

The Other Stuff That Can Raise Blood Sugar 185

The Other Stuff That Can tower Blood Sugar 198

Stuff That Can Make Your Blood Sugar Rise or Fall … or Both 203

Sports and Exercise 209

Pregnancy 213

Chapter 9 Going to Extremes 219

The Science Behind Hypoglycemia 220

The DEVOIution of Symptoms 221

Preventing Lows 227

Dealing with Postmeal Highs 232

The Other Extreme: Ketoacidosis 239

Chapter 10 Resources for Everything and Anything Diabetes 251

Giving Support, Getting Support 251

Other Sources of Diabetes Management Consulting 253

Associations/Organizations 254

Financial Resources 256

Media and Publications 259

Fab Websites 260

Blogs 262

Recommended Reading 264

Products 267

Suppliers 275

Appendix A Logsheets 277

Appendix B Carb Factors 283

Appendix C Glycemic Index of Common Foods 287

Appendix D Carbohydrate Replacement for Exercise 291

Index 295

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