Type 1 Diabetes for Dummies

Author(s): Alan L. Rubin

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Whether you have been living with type 1 diabetes for some time, or you have just discovered that your child is diabetic, there's a lot you need to know about the new developments in treating, controlling, and living with this disease. "Type 1 Diabetes For Dummies", explains everything you need to know and do to make living with type 1 diabetes easier and healthier. This reassuring, plain-English guide helps you understand and manage the disease with tips on working with your doctor, administering insulin, developing a diet an exercise plan, and coping with illness and travel. You'll find out about the latest technologies of blood glucose monitoring and insulin delivery, and get a handle on everything you need to do to keep yourself or your child healthy, active, and feeling good.It helps you discover how to: overcome short-term complications; eat a diabetes-friendly diet; use exercise to help control type 1 diabetes; handle school, work, and other activities; help your child maintain a high quality of life; prevent long-term complications; be healthier than your friends who don't have diabetes; deal with the emotional and psychological effects of the disease; choose an insulin pump for yourself or your child; and, calculate insulin dosages.


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Introduction. Part I: Defining Type 1 Diabetes. Chapter 1: Dealing with Type 1 Diabetes. Chapter 2: Recognizing Type 1 Diabetes. Chapter 3: Excluding Other Types of Diabetes. Part II: Considering the Consequences of Type 1 Diabetes. Chapter 4: Overcoming Short-Term Complications. Chapter 5: Preventing Long-Term Complications. Chapter 6: Handling Emotional Effects. Part III: Treating Type 1 Diabetes. Chapter 7: Undergoing Essential Tests and Monitoring Blood Glucose. Chapter 8: Eating a Healthy Diet. Chapter 9: Exercising to Improve Control of Type 1 Diabetes. Chapter 10: Understanding the Basics of Using Insulin. Chapter 11: Delivering Insulin with a Pump. Chapter 12: Getting a Grip on Other Drugs and Treatments. Chapter 13: Surveying Kidney, Pancreas, and Pancreatic Islet Transplants. Part IV: Living with Type 1 Diabetes. Chapter 14: Adjusting to School, Work, and Other Activities. Chapter 15: Managing Illness and Travel. Chapter 16: Going through Pregnancy and Menopause. Chapter 17: Controlling Type 1 Diabetes in the Elderly. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Involve Kids in Their Own Diabetes Care. Chapter 19: Ten Commandments for Good Diabetes Management. Chapter 20: Ten Myths about Type 1 Diabetes. Chapter 21: Ten of the Latest Discoveries in Type 1 Diabetes. Part VI: Appendixes. Appendix A: Glossary. Appendix B: Resources for the Latest Information. Index.

General Fields

  • : 9780470178119
  • : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
  • : For Dummies
  • : 0.586
  • : July 2008
  • : 237mm X 189mm X 21mm
  • : United States
  • : books

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  • : Alan L. Rubin
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 16.462
  • : 360
  • : Illustrations