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Diabetes

Author: Tom Metcalf; Gena Metcalf
Publisher: Detroit : Thomson/Gale, ©2008.
Series: Perspectives on diseases and disorders.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents essays on diabetes, discussing such topics as its causes, the two types of diabetes, diagnosis of the disease, and different treatment methods, and contains profiles of three individuals and how they cope with diabetes.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Metcalf; Gena Metcalf
ISBN: 9780737738711 0737738715
OCLC Number: 190872096
Description: 136 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
ch. 1. Understanding diabetes --
1. The scope of the problem / Altha Roberts Edgren and Teresa G. Odle --
2. New treatments for diabetes / Terri D'Arrigo --
3. The search for a cure for type 1 diabetes / Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation --
4. Discrimination in the workplace / Richmond Times-Dispatch --
5. Stem cell treatment could reverse type 1 diabetes / Karen Kaplan --
ch. 2. Controversy surrounding research and treatments of diabetes --
1. Obesity is a major predictor of type 2 diabetes / F. Xavier Pi-Sunyer --
2. Obesity's role in type 2 diabetes development is overemphasized / Paul Campos --
3. Chromium supplements treat diabetes / Densie Webb --
4. Chromium supplements do not treat diabetes / Paula R. Trumbo and Kathleen C. Ellwood --
5. Herbal remedies can help control blood sugar / Dave Tuttle --
6. Herbal remedies are not necessarily safe / C. Day --
7. Embryonic stem cells are needed for diabetes research / Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation --
8. Success with adult stem cells reduces the need for embryonic stem cells diabetes research / William J. Cromie. ch. 3. Personal perspectives on diabetes --
1. Della Reese tells her diabetes story / Marcia Levine Mazur --
2. A cruise director shares her experience with diabetes / Cathie Goodman --
3. Mr. Universe shares his experience with diabetes / Linda Von Wartburg --
Glossary --
Chronology --
Organizations to contact --
For further reading --
Index.
Series Title: Perspectives on diseases and disorders.
Responsibility: Tom and Gena Metcalf, book editors.
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Presents essays on diabetes, discussing such topics as its causes, the two types of diabetes, diagnosis of the disease, and different treatment methods, and contains profiles of three individuals and how they cope with diabetes.

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