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The Joslin Guide to Diabetes : A Program for Managing Your Treatment - Richard S. Beaser

The Joslin Guide to Diabetes

A Program for Managing Your Treatment

eBook Published: 30th June 2008
ISBN: 9780743271806
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An indispensable, up-to-date resource for managing your diabetes from the global leader in diabetes research, care, and education.

Finding out that you have diabetes immediately raises questions about the condition, its treatment, and its impact on your future. Why did I get diabetes? What will I have to do to treat it? How will my future health be affected by having diabetes? What will my life be like? Getting accurate answers to these and many other questions will determine how well you are able to live with diabetes.

This completely updated edition of The Joslin Guide to Diabetes will help provide the answers you need. It's an easy-to-understand resource that explains not only the types of diabetes treatment but also every aspect of diabetes self-management, including:

• Meal planning and carbohydrate counting
• Monitoring blood glucose
• Administering insulin and taking oral medications
• Treating high and low blood glucose
• Using physical activity to help control diabetes, maintain good health, and reduce the chances of future problems
• Successfully fitting diabetes into your lifestyle

Based upon research and the clinical experience of the world-renowned Joslin Diabetes Center and written by physician and diabetes expert Richard S. Beaser, M.D., and nutritionist and diabetes educator Amy Campbell, R.D., M.S., C.D.E., this book will help those with diabetes integrate the medical treatments and lifestyle changes necessary to learn how to live healthfully with this condition.


Contents

Introduction

Part One: Understanding Diabetes

1 What Is Diabetes?

2 The Tools for Treatment

Part Two: Treating Diabetes with Nutrition and Exercise

3 Eating with Diabetes

4 More Food Facts

5 The Exercise Prescription

6 Losing Weight -- Gaining Control

Part Three: Treating Diabetes with Medications

7 Diabetes Pills

8 Insulin Therapy

9 Intensive Diabetes Therapy

Part Four: Monitoring and Adjusting Your Treatment Program

10 Monitoring Your Diabetes

11 Adjusting for High Blood Sugar

12 Adjusting for Low Blood Sugar

13 Treating Diabetes on Sick Days

Part Five: Special Challenges of Diabetes

14 Diabetes in Children

15 Diabetes and Pregnancy

16 Diabetes and Sexual Issues

17 Long-Term Complications of Diabetes

18 Foot Care and Diabetes

Part Six: Living with Diabetes

19 Coping with Diabetes

20 Eating on Special Occasions

21 Alcohol, Drugs, and Diabetes

22 Traveling with Diabetes

23 Especially for Family and Friends

24 Roles, Rights, and Resources

Appendix: Food Choice Lists

Index

ISBN: 9780743271806
ISBN-10: 0743271807
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 30th June 2008
Publisher: Touchstone