James Bernasko, OB/GYN, is one of the few physicians in the United States who is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist and a Certified Diabetes Educator. He relies on his professional experience to provide a practical guide for healthcare practitioners and insulin pump users that illustrates a protocol for insulin pump therapy during pregnancy. With the goal of achieving good blood glucose control to ensure an excellent short- and long-term outcome for both baby and expectant mother, Dr. Bernasko extensively covers a wide array of topics such as:
• Components of pre-conception care for diabetic women
• Action of insulin during pregnancy
• Value of choosing the right insulin pump
• Advantages of rapid-acting insulin analogs over regular insulin
Employing effective strategies for controlling blood glucose levels before, during, and after pregnancy are essential to diabetic women’s care. A Practical Guide to Insulin Pump Therapy for Pregnancy provides valuable information that will minimize complications and enhance a pregnant woman’s life.
Raising a child is a difficult job. Raising a child with a chronic illness such as diabetes can be a difficult job with a side order of special challenges.
Leighann Calentine’s D-Mom Blog is an invaluable resource for parents and caregivers of children with diabetes. Leighann shares her family’s experiences with her daughter’s type 1 diabetes in a forum that is intimate, informative, and inspirational.
In a style both practical and affirming, Kids First, Diabetes Second presents Leighann’s advice to help parents and caregivers enable children with diabetes to thrive. Learn how to automate tasks, navigate challenges, celebrate achievements, establish a support group, relieve stress, and avoid being consumed by management of the condition, while focusing on what’s most important: raising a happy, healthy child.
• Assess the risk factors, get diagnosed, and receive the right treatment from the best possible health-care providers
• Helpful tips for purchasing, storing, and administering insulin
• The emotional challenges of living with diabetes, or caring for a loved one
• Common complications and how to avoid or minimize them
• Control blood-sugar levels with a personalized nutrition plan and exercise program
• Diabetes and pregnancy
• The latest diabetes research and resources
To adjust insulin to allow for the foods kids love to eatTo help the child with type 2 diabetesTo plan meals that are nutritious and balancedTo play sports and games safelyTo handle sick daysYour child can maintain a busy schedule and still feel healthy and strongTo negotiate the twists and turns of being "different"To accept the physical and emotional challenges that life has to offerAnd much more
The American Diabetes Association Guide to Insulin & Type 2 Diabetes addresses common fears about insulin therapy and what is involved with beginning to use insulin. Additional chapters discuss fine-tuning of insulin self-management, gadgets to make life easier, and troubleshooting steps to overcome any problems readers may have.
Filled with checklists and step-by-step instructions, Putting Your Patients on the Pump is the ideal resource for health care professionals with expertise in diabetes care who wish to successfully start and maintain diabetes patients on insulin pump therapy.