Diabetes For Dummies, 4th Edition
With diabetes now considered pandemic throughout the world, there have been an enormous advances in the field since the last edition of Diabetes For Dummies. Now significantly revised and updated, it includes the latest information on medications and monitoring equipment, updated diet and exercise plans, new findings about treating diabetes in the young and elderly, new ways to diagnose and treat long- and short-term complications, and more.
Want to know how to manage diabetes? Trusted diabetes expert Dr. Alan Rubin gives you reassuring, authoritative guidance on putting together a state-of-the-art treatment program to treat diabetes successfully and live a full life. 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.
- New information on the psychology of diabetes and its treatment
- New ways to diagnose and treat both short- and long-term complications of diabetes
- The latest information about diabetes medications and testing devices
- Updated diet and exercise plans
- Expanded coverage about type 2 diabetes in children and new findings about how diabetes affects the elderly
Diabetes For Dummies is for the millions of Diabetics (and their loved ones) throughout the United States who are in search of a resource to help them manage this disease.
Part I: Dealing with the Onset of Diabetes 7
Chapter 1: Dealing with Diabetes 9
Chapter 2: It’s the Glucose and the Hemoglobin A1c 19
Chapter 3: Defi ning the Various Types of Diabetes 31
Part II: How Diabetes Affects Your Body 49
Chapter 4: Battling Short-Term Complications 51
Chapter 5: Preventing Long-Term Complications 65
Chapter 6: Diabetes, Sexual Function, and Pregnancy 99
Part III: Managing Diabetes: The “Thriving with Diabetes” Lifestyle Plan 117
Chapter 7: Glucose Monitoring and Other Tests 119
Chapter 8: Diabetes Diet Plan 151
Chapter 9: Keep It Moving: Creating Your Exercise Plan 175
Chapter 10: Medications: What You Should Know 195
Chapter 11: Diabetes Is Your Show 227
Chapter 12: Putting Your Knowledge to Work for You 237
Part IV: Special Considerations for Living with Diabetes 243
Chapter 13: Your Child Has Diabetes 245
Chapter 14: Diabetes and the Elderly 261
Chapter 15: Occupational and Insurance Problems 269
Chapter 16: What’s New in Diabetes Care 281
Chapter 17: What Doesn’t Work When You Treat Diabetes 289
Part V: The Part of Tens 299
Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Prevent or Reverse the Effects of Diabetes 301
Chapter 19: Ten (Or So) Myths about Diabetes That You Can Forget 307
Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Get Others to Help You 313
Part VI: Appendixes 319
Appendix A: Dr W W Web 321
Appendix B: Glossary 331
Appendix C: Mini-Cookbook 339
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 Prediabetes For Dummies.
Diabetes is now considered pandemic throughout the world. The International Diabetes Federation reports that 366 million people had diabetes in 2011 and that 552 million will have the disease by 2030 – that’s one in every ten people on Earth. Fortunately, since the publication of the third edition of Diabetes For Dummies® in 2008, there has been an enormous amount of work done in the field. There are new ways to diagnose and treat both short- and long-term complications and new information on the psychology of diabetes and its treatment.
Diabetes For Dummies author Dr. Alan L. Rubin says, “So much has changed in the four years since the third edition was written that a fourth edition was clearly necessary. I need to tell you about new medicines, new glucose meters, and new ideas about diet and exercise. I also need to share new information about diabetes in children and the occupational and insurance problems of people with diabetes.”
Diabetes For Dummies, 4th Edition (Wiley, 978-1-118-29447-5, September 2012) also exposes false promises from drug companies and supplement makers and spotlights proposals for diabetes care that have not been carefully evaluated.
“In previous editions, I have enthusiastically spoken about the great efforts of pharmaceutical companies to provide you with the best drugs to lower your glucose, reduce your blood pressure, and lower your cholesterol. In this edition, I have the sad responsibility to warn you about these same pharmaceutical companies,” says Dr. Rubin.
The always popular “Part of Tens” runs through ten ways to prevent or reverse the effects of diabetes and ten myths about diabetes that you can forget (“pregnancy is not an option for women with diabetes,” “you have to be overweight to get diabetes,” among others).
The Cheat Sheet on Dummies.com includes screening guidelines for diabetes, ten rules for diabetes control, standards for continuing care, and information on oral drugs for Type 2 diabetes.