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Diabetes for dummies

Author: Alan L Rubin; Sarah Jarvis
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; [Hoboken, NJ] : Wiley Pub., ©2011.
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : UK ed., 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Don't just survive - thrive! That's the message of this state-of-the-art guide to diabetes management. From causes, symptoms and side effects to treatments and diet, this book will help British diabetics understand all types of diabetes and delivers sound advice on staying fit and feeling great. The best-selling second edition has been updated to cover key information on managing pre-diabetes, plus new content on  Read more...
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Rubin, Alan L.
Diabetes For Dummies.
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan L Rubin; Sarah Jarvis
ISBN: 9780470977545 047097754X
OCLC Number: 769189161
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 406 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Diabetes For Dummies®, 3rd Edition; About the Author; Dedication; Author's Acknowledgments; Contents at a Glance; Table of Contents; Introduction; About This Book; Conventions Used in This Book; What You Don't Have to Read; Foolish Assumptions; How This Book Is Organised; Icons Used in This Book; Part I: Dealing with the Onset of Diabetes; Chapter 1: Dealing with Diabetes; Diabetes in a Nutshell; You're Not Alone; Dealing with Your Diagnosis; Maintaining the Good Life; Chapter 2: It's the Glucose; Recognising Diabetes; Controlling Your Glucose; Discovering Ways to Treat Diabetes. Typical Patient StoriesChapter 3: Pre-diabetes: The Early Years; Understanding Insulin Resistance; Seeing Which Conditions Mean You Have Pre-diabetes; Preventing Type 2 Diabetes; Chapter 4: What Type of Diabetes Do You Have?; Getting to Know Your Pancreas; Type 1 Diabetes and You; Type 2 Diabetes and You; Gestational Diabetes and You; Could You Have Another Type of Diabetes?; Part II: How Diabetes Af fects Your Body; Chapter 5: Battling Short-term Complications; Solving Short-term Complications; Understanding Hypoglycaemia; Combating Ketoacidosis; Managing the Hyperosmolar Syndrome. Chapter 6: Preventing Long-term ComplicationsHow Long-term Complications Develop; Kidney Disease or Nephropathy; Eye Disease; Nerve Disease or Neuropathy; Heart Disease; Diabetic Blood Vessel Disease Away from the Heart; Diabetic Foot Disease; Skin Disease in Diabetes; Chapter 7: Diabetes, Sexual Function and Pregnancy; Pregnancy and Diabetes; When a Man Can't Get an Erection; Female Sexual Problems; Part III: Managing Diabetes: The 'Thriving with Diabetes' Lifestyle Plan; Chapter 8: Glucose Monitoring and Other Tests; Tests You Need to Stay Healthy. Monitoring Your Blood Glucose: For some, It's a MustTesting for Kidney Damage: Microalbuminuria; Checking for Eye Problems; Examining Your Feet; Tracking Cholesterol and Other Fats; Measuring Blood Pressure; Checking Your Weight; Testing for Ketones; Checking the C-reactive Protein; Chapter 9: Diabetes Diet Plan; Considering Total Calories First; Getting Enough Vitamins, Minerals and Water; Adding Alcohol; Substituting Sweeteners (Caloric and Artificial); Special Nutritional Considerations for People with Type 1 Diabetes; Special Nutritional Considerations for People with Type 2 Diabetes. Reducing Your WeightCoping with Eating Disorders and Diabetes; Chapter 10: Keeping It Moving: Exercise Plan; Getting Off the Sofa: Why Exercise Is Important; Exercising When You Have Diabetes; Determining How Much Exercise You Can and Should Do; Is Golf a Sport? Choosing Your Activity; Walking 10K a Day; Chapter 11: Medication: What You Should Know; Taking Drugs by Mouth: Oral Agents; Injecting GLP-1 Analogues; Using Insulin; Looking at Other Drugs for Diabetes That Don't Lower Blood Glucose; Avoiding Drug Interactions; Chapter 12: Diabetes Is Your Show; You're Author, Director and Star. The Surgery Diabetic Clinic --
Your Stage.
Series Title: --For dummies.
Responsibility: by Alan L. Rubin, and Sarah Jarvis.

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Don't just survive - thrive! That's the message of this state-of-the-art guide to diabetes management. From causes, symptoms and side effects to treatments and diet, this book will help British  Read more...

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