100 Questions & Answers About Diabetes

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  • Copyright: 2009-10-21
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
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Whether you're newly diagnosed with diabetes, or a friend or relative of yours has been diagnosed with the disease, this book offers help. 100 Questions & Answers About Diabetes is a timely, authoritative resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this disease.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
What Is Diabetes?p. 1
introduce the basics of diabetes, including:
Why and how did I get diabetes?
What are the symptoms of diabetes?
Is there such a thing as borderline diabetes? What is it?
Can Diabetes Be Prevented?p. 13
describe ways to help reduce the chance of developing diabetes, such as:
Does regular exercise help to prevent type 2 diabetes?
Is there a particular type of diet that will reduce my chance of type 2 diabetes?
Are there any natural herbs, minerals, or other remedies that prevent diabetes?
How Do I Know I Have Diabetes?p. 25
review the symptoms of diabetes and die tests that a doctor will use to make the diagnosis:
How does my doctor confirm the diagnosis of diabetes?
My doctor says I have hypoglycemia. Isn't that the opposite of diabetes?
I have a strong family history of diabetes. How often should I be checked for it?
What Are the Consequences of Diabetes?p. 35
cover the risks of not properly treating diabetes:
What can happen if my diabetes is not properly treated and controlled?
What is diabetic neuropathy?
I hear a lot about footwear and foot care for diabetes. Why is this so important?
Treatments for Diabetesp. 49
detail ways in which diabetes can be controlled, including exercise, diet, and medication's:
What should I eat and what should I avoid? Please be specific!
Who should take pills and who should take insulin?
Are there any medications prescribed for other conditions that can improve or worsen my diabetes?
Monitoring and Living with Diabetesp. 73
offer help with the daily management of diabetes and how to live with the disease:
What information should I bring to my doctor to help him or her manage my diabetes with me?
How accurate are glucose monitors?
How will my diabetes affect my work? Are there any jobs I cannot do?
Diabetes and Special Situationsp. 97
describe how to handle diabetes in special circumstances, such as pregnancy and travel:
I have diabetes and want to get pregnant. What should I do?
I will be traveling. How do I handle the time changes with my insulin shots?
My child has diabetes and is about to start school. What steps should I take and how will the school help to ensure that things go well?
Resources for People with Diabetesp. 111
provide useful sources for diabetes patients for information about the disease, diabetes research, advocacy, and more:
I am interested in participating in research studies on new treatments for diabetes. How do I go about it?
How can I find and join a diabetes support group in my area?
How do I find out about the latest developments for treatment and monitoring of diabetes?
When a Family Member or Loved One Has Diabetesp. 125
cover ways to help a loved one who has diabetes:
What should a parent, spouse, partner, or caregiver know about diabetes in order to provide support to a loved one?
My child has diabetes. What can I do when he or she is sick to help prevent the diabetes from going out of control?
My spouse/partner has diabetes and we are planning a family. What is the risk that our children will develop diabetes?
What Does the Future Hold for People with Diabetes?p. 135
discuss the potential for prevention and a cure for diabetes in the future:
What is the likelihood of a cure for type 2 diabetes? What form will it take and when will it be available?
When and how will we be able to prevent type 1 diabetes?
How can we stop the dramatic increase in diabetes presendy occurring throughout the world?
Glossaryp. 143
Indexp. 147
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