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What Nurses Know...Diabetes : The Answers You Need From The People You Trust - Rita Girouard Mertig

What Nurses Know...Diabetes

The Answers You Need From The People You Trust

Paperback Published: 7th December 2010
ISBN: 9781932603989
Number Of Pages: 312

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In the US, 23.6 million people-7.8 percent of the population-have diabetes. Diabetes can lead to serious complications, including blindness, kidney damage, cardiovascular disease, peripheral neuropathy and lower-limb amputations. People with diabetes can lower the occurrence of these and other diabetes complication by controlling blood glucose, blood pressure, and blood lipids.

What Nurses Know...Diabetes sheds new light on this disease from a trusted source: nurses.

This book will provide down-to-earth information and explain clearly what a reader needs to know and wants to know to understand about diabetes so they can move forward with their lives. Special Features Include

  • Numerous call-out boxes with ""What Nurses Know ""
  • Definitions of Common Terms
  • Resources, online tools, and specific websites to those living with diabetes
About the Series

Nurses hold a critical role in modern health care that goes beyond their day-to-day duties. They share more information with patients than any other provider group, and are alongside patients twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, offering understanding of complex health issues, holistic approaches to ailments, and advice for the patient that extends to the family.

Nurses themselves are a powerful tool in the healing process. What Nurses Know gives down-to-earth information, addresses consumers as equal partners in their care, and explains clearly what readers need to know and wants to know to understand their condition and move forward with their lives.

A strong resource with a glossary and plenty of wisdom from healthcare professionals, What Nurses Know ...Diabetes" is a highly recommended guide, not to be missed by those who fear Diabetes Health. Also from demos Health (Winning the Battle Against Prostate Cancer)"-James A. Cox Editor-in-Chief Midwest book Review|" well written and filled with helpful tips and advice for anyone with diabetes. an excellent resource for those who have read about diabetes basics but would like to know more. What Nurses Know ... Diabetes is highly recommended"-Consumer Connection

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Diabetes: What Is It?p. 1
What can I Eat?p. 15
Why should I Exercise?p. 45
How do Medications Help?p. 67
Glucose Monitoring: What do I do with the Results?p. 101
How can I Prevent Complications?p. 123
Diabetes and Pregnancyp. 173
Emotions and Diabetesp. 187
How Can I Get the Help I Need?p. 203
How Can Family and Friends Help?p. 217
Staying Motivatedp. 225
Glossaryp. 235
Resourcesp. 253
Referencesp. 269
Indexp. 275
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ISBN: 9781932603989
ISBN-10: 1932603980
Series: What Nurses Know
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 7th December 2010
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.42

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