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Diabetes

Author: Louise I Gerdes
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich. : Greenhaven Press ; San Diego : Thomson/Gale, ©2003.
Series: Contemporary issues companion.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contains thirty essays in which the authors discuss various aspects of diabetes, discussing the nature of the disease, its causes, prevention, and treatment, and including articles in which people describe their experiences living with diabetes.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Louise I Gerdes
ISBN: 0737708395 9780737708394 0737708387 9780737708387
OCLC Number: 49247226
Description: 176 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1. The Nature of Diabetes --
The Nature of Diabetes : An Overview / National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases --
Diabetes : A Global Epidemic / Paul Zimmet --
Genetics, Gender, and the Diabetic Family / Rowan Hillson --
The Link Between Ethnicity, Type 2 Diabetes, and Heart Disease / Heart Disease Weekly --
The Problem of Diabetic Eye Disease / Jerry D. Cavallerano --
The Complications of Diabetic Nerve Disease / Wayne L. Clark --
The High Prevalence of Amputation in Diabetic Minorities / Carol S. Saunders --
The Diabetic Employee and the Americans with Disabilities Act / Mary B. Dickson --
Chapter 2. The Causes of Diabetes --
Factors That Contribute to the Onset of Diabetes : An Overview / Rattan Juneja, interviewed by Patrick Perry --
The "Thrifty Genotype" Theory / Hilary King and Gojka Roglic --
The Relationship Between Obesity and Diabetes / Sarah Scott --
Studying Diabetes in the Pima Indians / Jane DeMouy --
Diabetes and Agent Orange : A Controversial Link / Gina Kolata --
Chapter 3. The Prevention and Treatment of Diabetes --
Preventing and Treating Type 2 Diabetes : An Overview / Anita Smith --
The Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Diabetes / Allen M. Spiegel --
Diet, Exercise, and Drug Treatment Delay Type 2 Diabetes / Joan Chamberlain and Jane DeMouy --
Managing Blood Glucose Combats the Complications of Diabetes / Shai Gozani --
Treating Type 2 Diabetes in Women / Harvard Women's Health Watch --
Health Professionals Must Promote New Diabetes Treatment Options / Christopher D. Saudek --
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Insulin Pumps / Robert S. Dinsmoor --
The Promise of Islet Transplantation / Roger Doughty --
Alternative Treatment of Diabetes with Natural Therapeutics / Alan R. Gaby and Trina M. Seligman --
Chapter 4. Living with Diabetes --
The Secrets of My Success : A Diabetic Takes Control / Richard K. Daly, as told to Peggy Morgan --
Taking the Offensive Against Type 1 Diabetes / Kerry Pianoforte --
A Curse of Diabetes Becomes a Blessing / Tom Thompkins --
Learning the Importance of Talking About Diabetes / Christen Opsal --
Breaking the Cycle of Diabetes / Marie McCarren --
Taking a Chance on Islet Transplantation / Adam Marcus --
Battling Diabetic Eye Disease / Jim Brabenec and Lance Cheung --
"Through the Eyes of the Eagle" : A Native American Vision / Georgia Perez.
Series Title: Contemporary issues companion.
Responsibility: Louise I. Gerdes, book editor.
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Contains thirty essays in which the authors discuss various aspects of diabetes, discussing the nature of the disease, its causes, prevention, and treatment, and including articles in which people describe their experiences living with diabetes.

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