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Think Like a Pancreas : A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes with Insulin--Completely Revised and Updated - Gary Scheiner

Think Like a Pancreas

A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes with Insulin--Completely Revised and Updated

Paperback Published: 24th January 2012
ISBN: 9780738215143
Number Of Pages: 320

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Few diabetes books focus specifically on the day-to-day issues facing people who use insulin. In this fully updated and revised edition, diabetes educator Gary Scheiner provides the tools to “think like a pancreas”—to successfully master the art and science of matching insulin to the body's ever-changing needs. Comprehensive, free of medical jargon, and packed with useful information not readily available elsewhere, this new edition covers the many strides taken in diabetes education and management since the first edition seven years ago.

Think Like a Pancreas includes critical information, such as day-to-day blood glucose control and monitoring, designing an insulin program to best match your lifestyle, up-to date medication and technology, and new insulin formulations and combinations.

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DiabetesMine.com, 2/21/12 "Think Like a Pancreas covers essentially anything and everything you'd need to know about living with diabetes." About.com, 3/1/12 "This highly practical, humorous, and detailed guide covers it all." Eat Healthy, Live Well (blog), 3/8/12"In his down-to-earth approach he offers a plethora of innovative out-of-the-box tips for taking care of the everyday, literal and figurative, ups and downs of diabetes using insulin...a terrific addition to your diabetes bookshelf." Library Journal, 3/29/12"Striking a balance between a casual and professional tone, Scheiner presents this material in an approachable manner...Recommended for public and consumer health libraries, especially those with the first edition." HealthCentral.com, 8/21/12 "So readable that I found myself wanting to read every word of it when I picked it up with the intention of just skimming through it...The best guidance anywhere for people using insulin or thinking about it." Diabetes Forecast, February 2014 "With the author's amiable voice and reasonable take on diabetes management, this is a far cry from a stuffy disease book." 2014 Diabetes Educator of the Year, American Association of Diabetes Educators

Forewordp. xi
Let's Get Acquaintedp. 1
My Storyp. 2
What's the Dang Diddly Point?p. 13
What's in It for Me Now?p. 14
What's in It for Me Later?p. 19
Basics and Beyondp. 29
Blood Sugar Balancing: The Major Playersp. 39
Insulinp. 40
Other Diabetes Medicationsp. 45
Foodp. 51
Physical Activityp. 54
Stress Hormonesp. 56
The Little Stuffp. 57
The Three Keys to Controlp. 59
The Three Keysp. 62
The Right Toolsp. 63
The Right Skillsp. 80
The Right Attitudep. 96
The Basal/Bolus Approachp. 103
Basal Insulinp. 103
Bolus Insulinp. 110
Putting Them Togetherp. 112
Basal Insulin Dosingp. 127
Initial Basal Doses for Those Injecting Insulinp. 128
Fine-Tuning Injected Basal Dosesp. 131
Attack of the Killer Somogyip. 133
Initial Basal Doses for Insulin Pump Usersp. 135
Fine-Tuning Pump Basal Ratesp. 137
Beyond Basal Basicsp. 148
Bolus Calculationsp. 151
Insulin to Cover Carbsp. 152
Insulin to Correct Blood Sugarp. 160
Bolus Insulin On-Boardp. 166
Adjustment for Physical Activityp. 172
Bolus Timingp. 178
Welcome to the Real Worldp. 183
The Other Stuff That Can Raise Blood Sugarp. 185
The Other Stuff That Can tower Blood Sugarp. 198
Stuff That Can Make Your Blood Sugar Rise or Fall … or Bothp. 203
Sports and Exercisep. 209
Pregnancyp. 213
Going to Extremesp. 219
The Science Behind Hypoglycemiap. 220
The DEVOIution of Symptomsp. 221
Preventing Lowsp. 227
Dealing with Postmeal Highsp. 232
The Other Extreme: Ketoacidosisp. 239
Resources for Everything and Anything Diabetesp. 251
Giving Support, Getting Supportp. 251
Other Sources of Diabetes Management Consultingp. 253
Associations/Organizationsp. 254
Financial Resourcesp. 256
Media and Publicationsp. 259
Fab Websitesp. 260
Blogsp. 262
Recommended Readingp. 264
Productsp. 267
Suppliersp. 275
Logsheetsp. 277
Carb Factorsp. 283
Glycemic Index of Common Foodsp. 287
Carbohydrate Replacement for Exercisep. 291
Indexp. 295
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ISBN: 9780738215143
ISBN-10: 0738215147
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 24th January 2012
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.5  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised

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