What Nurses Know... Diabetes

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What Nurses Know... Diabetes

Format:  Paperback,

292 pages

Publisher: Demos Medical Pub

Publish Date: Dec 2010

ISBN-13: 9781932603989

ISBN-10: 1932603980

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Honorable Mention: Foreword Book of the Year Health 2010

In the US, 23.6 million people-7.8 percent of the population-have diabetes. Diabetes can lead to serious complications, including blindness, kidney damage, cardiovascular disease, peripheral neuropathy and lower-limb amputations. People with diabetes can lower the occurrence of these and other diabetes complication by controlling blood glucose, blood pressure, and blood lipids.

"What Nurses Know...Diabetes "sheds new light on this disease from a trusted source: nurses. This book will provide down-to-earth information and explain clearly what a reader needs to know and wants to know to understand about diabetes so they can move forward with their lives.

Special Features Include

  • Numerous call-out boxes with ""What Nurses Know ""
  • Definitions of Common Terms
  • Resources, online tools, and specific websites to those living with diabetes

About the Series

Nurses hold a critical role in modern health care that goes beyond their day-to-day duties. They share more information with patients than any other provider group, and are alongside patients twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, offering understanding of complex health issues, holistic approaches to ailments, and advice for the patient that extends to the family.

Nurses themselves are a powerful tool in the healing process. "What Nurses Know" gives down-to-earth information, addresses consumers as equal partners in their care, and explains clearly what readers need to know and wants to know to understand their condition and move forward with their lives.

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Author:
Publisher: Demos Medical Pub
Publish Date: Dec 2010
ISBN-13: 9781932603989
ISBN-10: 1932603980
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 292
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.92
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.0 x 1.0 x 8.9
Walmart No.: 9781932603989

Chapter outline

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Diabetes: What Is It?p. 1
What can I Eat?p. 15
Why should I Exercise?p. 45
How do Medications Help?p. 67
Glucose Monitoring: What do I do with the Results?p. 101
How can I Prevent Complications?p. 123
Diabetes and Pregnancyp. 173
Emotions and Diabetesp. 187
How Can I Get the Help I Need?p. 203
How Can Family and Friends Help?p. 217
Staying Motivatedp. 225
Glossaryp. 235
Resourcesp. 253
Referencesp. 269
Indexp. 275

Awards and Recognitions

  • ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards, 2010 (United States)

Book description

Honorable Mention: Foreword Book of the Year Health 2010 In the US, 23.6 million people-7. 8 percent of the population-have diabetes. Diabetes can lead to serious complications, including blindness, kidney damage, cardiovascular disease, peripheral neuropathy and lower-limb amputations. People with diabetes can lower the occurrence of these and other diabetes complication by controlling blood glucose, blood pressure, and blood lipids. "What Nurses Know... Diabetes "sheds new light on this disease from a trusted source: nurses.

This book will provide down-to-earth information and explain clearly what a reader needs to know and wants to know to understand about diabetes so they can move forward with their lives. Special Features Include Numerous call-out boxes with ""What Nurses Know "" Definitions of Common Terms Resources, online tools, and specific websites to those living with diabetes About the Series Nurses hold a critical role in modern health care that goes beyond their day-to-day duties.

They share more information with patients than any other provider group, and are alongside patients twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, offering understanding of complex health issues, holistic approaches to ailments, and advice for the patient that extends to the family. Nurses themselves are a powerful tool in the healing process. "What Nurses Know" gives down-to-earth information, addresses consumers as equal partners in their care, and explains clearly what readers need to know and wants to know to understand their condition and move forward with their lives.

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