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
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.
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.
Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies gives you everything youneed to create healthy and diabetic-friendly meals. In this revisedand updated edition, you'll discover how easy it is to managediabetes through diet. With tons of new recipes—many of themvegetarian—and the latest information on diabetes testing,monitoring, and maintenance, this book will help guide you down apath to a healthier you.
With an anticipated price tag close to $3.4 billion annually bythe year 2020, diabetes is one of the costliest health hazards inthe U.S. If you're one of the 25.8 million Americans suffering fromdiabetes, this hands-on, friendly guide arms you with the mostup-to-date nutritional information and shows you how to startcooking—and eating—your way to better health.Offers 100+ new and revised diabetic recipes for every meal ofthe dayFeatures changes in fat, carbohydrate, and proteinrecommendations that parallel the meal plan recommendations of theAmerican Diabetes AssociationCovers how to make smart choices when eating out, shopping forfood, and setting up a diabetic kitchenIntroduces ways to involve diabetic children in meal planningand preparation
If you're diabetic and want to learn how to make lifestylechanges that count, Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies shows youhow the food you eat can help treat, prevent, and managediabetes.
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.
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
Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition For Dummies takesthe mystery and the frustration out of healthy eating and managingdiabetes. Both the newly diagnosed and the experienced alike willlearn what defines healthy eating for diabetes and it’scrucial role to long term health, why healthy eating can be sodifficult, and how meal planning is a key to successful diabetesmanagement
Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition For Dummies takesthe guesswork out of eating and preparing diabetes friendly foods.You'll learn whether popular diets fit (or don’t fit) into ahealthy eating plan, what to shop for, how to eat healthy away fromhome, which supplements you should consider, and how to buildperfect meals yourself. To get you started, this bookincludes a week's worth of diabetes-friendly meals, and fabulousrecipes that demonstrate how delicious food and effective diabetesmanagement can go hand in hand.Includes helpful information for people with both type 1 andtype 2 diabetes as well as exchange lists for diabetesExplains how your surroundings and your biology conspire toencourage unhealthy eating, and how you can gain control byplanning in advanceHelps you to understand that fabulous, nutritionally-balancedfood and diabetes management can go hand in hand
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with diabetes,Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition For Dummies is packedwith expert advice, surprising insights, and practical examples ofmeal plans coupled with sound nutritional advice.
Vitamin D is in the news every day, as new tests and studiesreveal encouraging information about its power in maintaining goodhealth and preventing major illnesses. No longer thought to justplay a role in calcium intake and bone growth, Vitamin D has a hostof other functions in the body, playing a role in prevention ofserious diseases, including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, aswell as boosting immunity, improving athletic performance, losingweight, and more.
This hands-on, plain-English guide is perfect for anyone lookingfor helpful advice and information on the "nutrient of thedecade."Coverage of how Vitamin D works, and how much is needed fordisease preventionHow and where to get sufficient amounts of the right kind ofVitamin D – from both your diet and nutritionalsupplementsThe best ways to maintain healthy levels of Vitamin D
If you're looking to learn more about the many benefits VitaminD can have on you and your family, you'll find everything you needright here.
This reassuring, plain-English guide helps you understand andmange the disease with tips on working with your doctor,administering insulin, developing a diet an exercise plan, andcoping with illness and travel. You’ll find out about thelatest technologies of blood glucose monitoring and insulindelivery, and get a handle on everything you need to do to keepyourself or your child healthy, active, and feeling good. Discoverhow to:Overcome short-term complicationsEat a diabetes-friendly dietUse exercise to help control type 1 diabetesHandle school, work, and other activitiesHelp your child maintain a high quality of lifePrevent long-term complicationsBe healthier than your friends who don’t havediabetesDeal with the emotional and psychological effects of thediseaseChoose an insulin pump for yourself or your childCalculate insulin dosages
Anyone can live a long, healthy, and productive life with type 1diabetes. Small Type 1 Diabetes For Dummies delivers everydrop of information you need to make sure that you or your childcan do just that.
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.