Diabetes For Dummies: Edition 3

John Wiley & Sons

Your essential guide to managing diabetes successfully and living a full life

Don't just survive — thrive! Diabetes For Dummies, 3rd Australian edition, brings you right up to date with the latest research, treatment and management approaches for all types of diabetes. This book is essential reading whether you have diabetes yourself or are supporting a friend or relative with the condition.

  • Reduce your diabetes risk — understand and avoid the causes of prediabetes and diabetes

  • Recognise the importance of diet and exercise — adopt a healthy eating plan and exercise regime that works for you

  • Keep on top of self-monitoring and medication — learn what's new in research and treatment in Australia, and what advances are on the horizon

  • Deal with the emotional challenges of having diabetes — understand how your mental health affects your physical health and develop coping styles that work over the long term

  • Prevent short-term and long-term complications — know how to deal with low or very high blood glucose and find out how diabetes can affect your kidneys, nervous system, heart and eyes

  • Manage diabetes in children and older people — care for your child from infancy to self-management and help support the older person with diabetes

  • Get the support you need — know which organisations to turn to for help and access reputable online support

Open the book and find:

  • How to identify the differences between type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes

  • Explanations for the drugs used in diabetes management

  • Tips for caring for your feet

  • Advice on coping with diabetes before and during pregnancy

  • Practical exercises for improving your mental health

  • How to deal with on-the-job and insurance obstacles

  • Ways to identify dodgy treatments and 'cures'

Learn to:

  • Manage your diabetes and live life to the full

  • Eat a balanced diet and exercise for a healthier life

  • Deal with the psychological effects of your condition

  • Access the best online support

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About the author

Professor Lesley Campbell is the Director of the Diabetes Centre at St Vincent's Hospital, a leading centre involved in both the research and management of the disease.

Alan L Rubin MD has run a private practice specialising in diabetes for 25 years.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
May 9, 2011
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Pages
192
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ISBN
9780730375012
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Language
English
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Genres
Health & Fitness / Diseases / Diabetes
Medical / General
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Your essential guide to managing diabetes successfully and living a full life

Don't just survive — thrive! Diabetes For Dummies, 3rd Australian edition, brings you right up to date with the latest research, treatment and management approaches for all types of diabetes. This book is essential reading whether you have diabetes yourself or are supporting a friend or relative with the condition.

Reduce your diabetes risk — understand and avoid the causes of prediabetes and diabetes

Recognise the importance of diet and exercise — adopt a healthy eating plan and exercise regime that works for you

Keep on top of self-monitoring and medication — learn what's new in research and treatment in Australia, and what advances are on the horizon

Deal with the emotional challenges of having diabetes — understand how your mental health affects your physical health and develop coping styles that work over the long term

Prevent short-term and long-term complications — know how to deal with low or very high blood glucose and find out how diabetes can affect your kidneys, nervous system, heart and eyes

Manage diabetes in children and older people — care for your child from infancy to self-management and help support the older person with diabetes

Get the support you need — know which organisations to turn to for help and access reputable online support

Open the book and find:

How to identify the differences between type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes

Explanations for the drugs used in diabetes management

Tips for caring for your feet

Advice on coping with diabetes before and during pregnancy

Practical exercises for improving your mental health

How to deal with on-the-job and insurance obstacles

Ways to identify dodgy treatments and 'cures'

Learn to:

Manage your diabetes and live life to the full

Eat a balanced diet and exercise for a healthier life

Deal with the psychological effects of your condition

Access the best online support

The straight facts on treating diabetes successfully and living a full and active life

Want to know how to manage your diabetes? This friendly book offers you reassuring guidance in putting together a state-of-the-art treatment program. Discover all the advances in monitoring glucose, the latest medications, and how to develop a diet and exercise plan to stay healthy. Full of interesting anecdotes and helpful advice, this is your ultimate diabetes reference.

Get the latest information — read about the newest recommendations from the Canadian Diabetes Association and the up-and-coming advances in medicines and monitors

Handle low and high blood-glucose emergencies — learn how to identify the symptoms that require urgent attention and how to treat the problem

Manage diabetes and pregnancy — know what to do during pregnancy to help ensure a healthy baby

Get to know your health care team — find the health care providers you need, from your family physician to your diabetes nurse educator to your dietitian, and more

Manage your diabetes through exercise and nutritional know-how — achieve and maintain good diabetes health with suggested exercises and healthy eating tips

Control your blood glucose through medication — find out everything you need to know, from treatment tips to potential side-effects

"Finally there is a book that I can recommend to people with diabetes."
–Dr. Anne Kenshole, Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

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 your diet

How to incorporate exercise into your diabetes treatment plan

What you need to know about alternative medicines

Ways to get the best possible health care

Useful Web sites to help keep you informed

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