Diabetes For Dummies: Edition 3

John Wiley & Sons

Covers the latest glucose meters and insulin treatments The straight facts on treating diabetes successfully and living a full life

Want to know how to manage diabetes? Leading diabetes expert Dr. Alan Rubin gives you reassuring, authoritative guidance in putting together a state-of-the-art treatment program. 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. You'll also see how to overcome insurance and on-the-job obstacles.

Discover how to:

  • Reduce your diabetes risk
  • Understand the different types of diabetes
  • Manage diabetes in children and the elderly
  • Prevent long-term complications
  • Get the support you need
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About the author

Alan L. Rubin, MD, is one of the nation's foremost authorities on diabetes. He is the author of Type 1 Diabetes For Dummies, Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies, and Thyroid For Dummies.
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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Apr 4, 2011
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Pages
408
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ISBN
9781118052488
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Language
English
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Genres
Health & Fitness / Diseases / Diabetes
Health & Fitness / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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Food awareness, nutrition, and meal planning advice for people with diabetes

Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition For Dummies takes the mystery and the frustration out of healthy eating and managing diabetes. Both the newly diagnosed and the experienced alike will learn what defines healthy eating for diabetes and it’s crucial role to long term health, why healthy eating can be so difficult, and how meal planning is a key to successful diabetes management

Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition For Dummies takes the guesswork out of eating and preparing diabetes friendly foods. You'll learn whether popular diets fit (or don’t fit) into a healthy eating plan, what to shop for, how to eat healthy away from home, which supplements you should consider, and how to build perfect meals yourself.  To get you started, this book includes a week's worth of diabetes-friendly meals, and fabulous recipes that demonstrate how delicious food and effective diabetes management can go hand in hand.

Includes helpful information for people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes as well as exchange lists for diabetes Explains how your surroundings and your biology conspire to encourage unhealthy eating, and how you can gain control by planning in advance Helps you to understand that fabulous, nutritionally-balanced food 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 packed with expert advice, surprising insights, and practical examples of meal plans coupled with sound nutritional advice.

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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