Diabetes Mellitus: A Practical Handbook

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Diabetes Mellitus: A Practical Handbook

Format:  Paperback,

220 pages

Publisher: Independent Pub Group

Publish Date: Apr 2011

ISBN-13: 9781933503639

ISBN-10: 1933503637

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Updated to include the latest developments in medicine and practices for diabetes treatment, as well as the most current information on new medication delivery methods, this comprehensive guide covers every aspect of living with diabetes. This user-friendly book takes a look at both the medical and nutritional sides of the disease and teaches diabetics how to balance diet, medication, and exercise for optimal health from the start. The diet and exercise plans that are included feature portion sizes and sample meal plans along with low-impact workout routines and have been revised to reflect new food pyramid guidelines and current minimum exercise suggestions. While an absolute cure for diabetes has not yet been discovered, this health manual makes living with the disease manageable.

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Publisher: Independent Pub Group
Publish Date: Apr 2011
ISBN-13: 9781933503639
ISBN-10: 1933503637
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 220
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.7
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.25 x 9.25 x 0.5
Walmart No.: 9781933503639

Chapter outline

Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Prefacep. vii
About the Authorsp. viii
Survival Skillsp. ix
The Circle of Good Diabetes Controlp. x
Diabetes Mellitusp. 1
Heredityp. 2
Viruses and the Immune Systemp. 2
Nutrition and Obesityp. 3
Types of Diabetesp. 4
Glucose and Insulinp. 7
Hyperglycemiap. 13
Hypoglycemiap. 15
Glucagon Injectionp. 21
Please Read This Storyp. 22
IDEAS-Understanding Your Blood Sugarp. 25
Acceptable or Target Blood Sugar Rangep. 28
Dietp. 29
Diabetesp. 31
Diabetes and Overweightp. 31
Timingp. 32
Amounts of Foods/Caloriesp. 33
What Is a Healthy Weight?p. 34
Meal Planningp. 37
Exchange Lists for Meal Planningp. 42
Sample Meal Plansp. 72
Alternative Sweetenersp. 78
Understanding Food Labelsp. 80
Alcoholp. 84
Shopping Tipsp. 85
Dining Out in Restaurantsp. 86
Saturated Fat and Cholesterolp. 95
Fiber in Your Dietp. 98
Meal Planning Resourcesp. 103
Home Blood Sugar Testingp. 107
Ketones and Keto-Acidosisp. 115
Medicines to Treat Diabetesp. 119
Oral Medicinesp. 120
Insulinp. 128
The Insulin Syringep. 133
Injection Techniquep. 134
Laboratory Testsp. 143
Fasting Blood Sugarp. 143
Post-Prandial Blood Sugarp. 143
Estimated Average Glucose (eAG)p. 144
Exercisep. 147
The Benefitsp. 147
The Typesp. 148
The Parts of an Exercise Programp. 149
How Hard to Exercisep. 150
How Often to Exercisep. 154
When to Exercisep. 154
When Not to Exercisep. 155
Warning Signs to Stop Exercisep. 155
Guidelines for Exercisingp. 156
Sources of Information on Exercisep. 157
Sick Daysp. 159
Personal Hygienep. 163
Skin Carep. 164
Foot Carep. 165
Medical Identificationp. 167
Stressp. 169
Emotions-They Are a Part of Usp. 173
Traveling with Diabetesp. 177
Sources of Additional Helpful Informationp. 179
Complications of Diabetesp. 181
Heart and Blood Vessel Diseasep. 182
Nervesp. 182
Eyesp. 183
Kidneysp. 185
Teeth and Gumsp. 186
Smokingp. 186
Research on Diabetesp. 189
Organizations and Resourcesp. 193
Web Page Addressesp. 195
Resources for Booksp. 196
Booksp. 197
Answers to Quiz on Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemiap. 201
Meal Planning Formsp. 203
Bibliographyp. 207
Indexp. 211

Book description

Updated to include the latest developments in medicine and practices for diabetes treatment, as well as the most current information on new medication delivery methods, this comprehensive guide covers every aspect of living with diabetes. This user-friendly book takes a look at both the medical and nutritional sides of the disease and teaches diabetics how to balance diet, medication, and exercise for optimal health from the start.

The diet and exercise plans that are included feature portion sizes and sample meal plans along with low-impact workout routines and have been revised to reflect new food pyramid guidelines and current minimum exercise suggestions. While an absolute cure for diabetes has not yet been discovered, this health manual makes living with the disease manageable.

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