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Type 1 Diabetes For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-05192-4
360 pages
April 2011
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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 mange 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. 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
  • Calculate insulin dosages

Anyone can live a long, healthy, and productive life with type 1 diabetes. Small Type 1 Diabetes For Dummies delivers every drop of information you need to make sure that you or your child can do just that.

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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.

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This is the fifth For Dummies book by Alan L. Rubin, MD. His previous books, Diabetes For Dummies, Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies, Thyroid For Dummies, and High Blood Pressure For Dummies (all of which are now in second editions), have been major successes. Letters of praise from numerous readers verify the important role that Dr. Rubin’s books have played in their lives. The books have been translated into seven languages and adapted for readers in the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. Each of Dr. Rubin’s For Dummies books provides the latest information on every aspect of its subject while being written in an easy-to-understand format that’s full of humor and wisdom.
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