Type 1 Diabetes For Dummies
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.
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.