Want to know how to manage diabetes? You'll learn about all the advances in monitoring glucose, the latest medications, and how to develop a diet and exercise plan to stay healthy. And if you need to use insulin, this book explains your options.
Open the book and find:
Ways to reduce your diabetes risk
Explanations of the different types of diabetes
Nutritional advice for maintaining a healthy weight
Explanations of the available treatment options
Strategies for getting the daily exercise you need
Want to know how to manage your diabetes? This friendly bookoffers you reassuring guidance in putting together astate-of-the-art treatment program. Discover all the advances inmonitoring glucose, the latest medications, and how to develop adiet and exercise plan to stay healthy. Full of interestinganecdotes and helpful advice, this is your ultimate diabetesreference.
Get the latest information — read about the newestrecommendations from the Canadian Diabetes Association and theup-and-coming advances in medicines and monitors
Handle low and high blood-glucose emergencies — learn howto identify the symptoms that require urgent attention and how totreat the problem
Manage diabetes and pregnancy — know what to do duringpregnancy to help ensure a healthy baby
Get to know your health care team — find the health careproviders you need, from your family physician to your diabetesnurse educator to your dietitian, and more
Manage your diabetes through exercise and nutritional know-how— achieve and maintain good diabetes health with suggestedexercises and healthy eating tips
Control your blood glucose through medication — find outeverything you need to know, from treatment tips to potentialside-effects
"Finally there is a book that I can recommend to people withdiabetes."
–Dr. Anne Kenshole, Professor of Medicine, University ofToronto
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 yourdiet
How to incorporate exercise into your diabetes treatmentplan
What you need to know about alternative medicines
Ways to get the best possible health care
Useful Web sites to help keep you informed
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with prediabetes– a heightened level of glucose, and/or impaired glucosetolerance - the time to act is now. Prediabetes For Dummiesexamines the signs and symptoms of this potential precursor todiabetes and offers up-to-date information about treatment. Itprovides clear, practical advice on steps you can take to minimizethe risk of serious health consequences.
This plain-English guide shows you how to stop prediabetes inits tracks and prevent it from progressing to diabetes. You'lllearn how to recognize the symptoms of this often-undiagnosedcondition, and what to do if you think you may be prediabetic.You'll also discover how simple lifestyle changes, such as changesin your diet and moderate exercise, can put the brakes onprediabetes and even reverse the condition.Offers clear explanations of prediabetes causes, health risks,and treatmentIncludes the latest advances in the use of diabetes medicationsto treat prediabetesProvides diet suggestions, meal plans, and exercise tipsContains helpful suggestions for friends and family members whowant to support a loved one with prediabetes
While there is no cure for diabetes, it can be prevented ifprediabetes is diagnosed and treated early. Packed with valuableinformation for patients of all ages, Prediabetes ForDummies is an important resource for taking control of thisdangerous condition.
Type 2 diabetes is Australia's fast-growing chronic disease, yetit can be prevented with the right diet and regular exercise.Whether you have already been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or arepre-diabetic and hoping to avoid full-blown diabetes, thiseasy-to-understand book teaches you how to maintain a healthylifestyle and good blood glucose control so that you can preventlong-term complications and live a full and active life.
An author team of medical professionals, led by Professor LesleyCampbell and Dr. Alan Rubin, offers essential guidance and criticaladvice for taking preventative measures to avoid developing type 2diabetes in the first place. For those who have already beendiagnosed, the authors walk you through how to deal with type 2 andclearly explain how it affects your body.Highlights ways to manage the daily impact that type 2 has onyour life and prevent long-term complicationsDevotes an entire chapter to foot careExplains glucose monitoring as well as medications that youshould be familiar withDetails a healthy eating and exercise plan for getting a handleon your type 2 diabetesMakes suggestions for additional resources so you can learnmore about your diabetes
With a focus on the specific concerns of type 2 diabetes,Type 2 Diabetes For Dummies is a reliable, locally relevantresource on diabetes management.
High blood pressure can cause a lot of health problems. This handy pocket guide explains how simple lifestyle changes can help lower your blood pressure, and it brings you up to date on blood pressure medications. Written by a practicing physician with decades of experience, you'll get practical information you can put to use right away. It's just what you need to lower your blood pressure and feel great!
Open the book and find:
Why high blood pressure is bad for you
Ways to measure your blood pressure properly
Guidance on using blood pressure medications
Tips for cutting back on salt and quitting smoking
The basics of starting an exercise program
Take control of your diabetes and live well
Don't just survive – thrive! That's the message of thisstate-of-the-art guide to diabetes management, now updated toinclude the latest advances in therapy for diabetes and itscomplications. From causes, symptoms, and side effects totreatments and diet, this book delivers sound advice on staying fitand feeling great.Understand and manage diabetesChoose a diet plan that suits youPrevent long-term complicationsCare for someone who has diabetesManage high blood pressure, cholesterol, and kidneyproblems
". . . diabetic patients . . . should arm themselves with sugarcubes, glucose tablets, boiled sweets . . . but also with a copy ofDiabetes For Dummies . . ."
—Dr Thomas Stuttaford, The Times
". . . combines clarity with depth and detail . . ."
—Yoga and Health magazine
With diabetes now considered pandemic throughout the world, there have been enormous advances in the field. Now significantly revised and updated, this new edition of Diabetes For Dummies includes the latest information on diabetes medications and monitoring equipment, new findings about treating diabetes in the young and elderly, new ways to diagnose and treat long- and short-term complications, updated nutritional guidelines, new tools for measuring blood sugar and delivering insulin to the body, and much more.
There's no question that the burden of diabetes is increasing globally: it's estimated that 387 million people worldwide are living with diabetes, and that staggering number is expected to increase an additional 205 million+ by 2035. If you or a loved one is part of this overwhelming statistic, you can take comfort in the sensitive and authoritative information provided in this hands-on guide. From monitoring and maintaining your glucose to understanding the importance of exercising and eating right—and everything in between—Diabetes For Dummies takes the guesswork out of living with diabetes and empowers you to take control and keep your life on a healthy track.Reduce your risk of diabetes complicationsDiscover the latest and the tried-and-true options for monitoring blood sugarGet up to speed on the various diabetes medications and lifestyle strategiesImprove diabetes control and overall health
If you're one of the millions of diabetics or pre-diabetics in search of an accessible and up-to-date resource to help you manage this disease, Diabetes For Dummies is the trusted guide you'll turn to again and again.
Thyroid for Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you thedetailed information you're looking for on new methods fordetecting thyroid disease in both adults and children, alternativetreatments, pros and cons of powerful new drugs now on the market,advice for managing the disease through changes in exercise anddiet, and much more. You're discover:What the thyroid doesHow to identify a sick thyroid and recognize who's atriskWays to find the right thyroid doctorHow to cope with hypothyroidism in childrenThe hereditary connection to thyroid diseaseHow thyroid disease affects the elderlyThe effects of hyperthyroidism during pregnancyHow to decide if surgery is necessaryTen myths about thyroid health
Updated to address advances made since the first edition,including the latest thinking on understanding thyroid disease'sconnection to depression and mania, Thyroid for Dummies,2nd Edition will tell you everything you need toknow about how the thyroid functions, what makes it malfunction,and what to do when a problem occurs.