Covers the latest glucose meters and insulin treatments The straight facts on treating diabetes successfully and living a full life Want to know how to manage diabetes? Leading diabetes expert Dr. Alan Rubin gives you reassuring, authoritative guidance in putting together a state-of-the-art treatment program. You'll learn about all the advances in monitoring glucose, the latest medications, and how to develop a diet and exercise plan to stay healthy. You'll also see how to overcome insurance and on-the-job obstacles. Discover how to:* Reduce your diabetes risk* Understand the different types of diabetes* Manage diabetes in children and the elderly* Prevent long-term complications* Get the support you need
Table of Contents
Introduction. Part I: Dealing with the Onset of Diabetes. Chapter 1: Dealing with Diabetes. Chapter 2: It's the Glucose. Chapter 3: What Type of Diabetes Do You Have? Part II: How Diabetes Affects Your Body. Chapter 4: Battling Short-Term Complications. Chapter 5: Preventing Long-Term Complications. Chapter 6: Diabetes, Sexual Function, and Pregnancy. Part III: Managing Diabetes: The "Thriving with Diabetes" Lifestyle Plan. Chapter 7: Glucose Monitoring and Other Tests. Chapter 8: Diabetes Diet Plan. Chapter 9: Keeping It Moving: Exercise Plan. Chapter 10: Medications: What You Should Know. Chapter 11: Diabetes Is Your Show. Chapter 12: Putting Your Knowledge to Work for You. Part IV: Special Considerations for Living with Diabetes. Chapter 13: Your Child Has Diabetes. Chapter 14: Diabetes and the Elderly. Chapter 15: Occupational and Insurance Problems. Chapter 16: What's New in Diabetes Care. Chapter 17: What Doesn't Work When You Treat Diabetes. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Prevent or Reverse the Effects of Diabetes. Chapter 19: Ten Myths about Diabetes That You Can Forget. Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Get Others to Help You. Part VI: Appendixes. Appendix A: Mini-Cookbook. Appendix B: Dr. W.W. Web. Appendix C: Glossary. Index.
Alan L. Rubin, MD, is one of the nation's foremost authorities on diabetes. He is the author of Type 1 Diabetes For Dummies , Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies , and Thyroid For Dummies .