The Handy Diabetes Answer Book

The Handy Diabetes Answer Book
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Artikel-Nr:
9781578596638
Veröffentl:
2017
Seiten:
400
Autor:
Patricia Barnes-Svarney
Serie:
The Handy Answer Book Series
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Whether young, old, type 1, type 2, gestational, newly-diagnosed, long-time sufferer, caretaker or loved one, millions of people are afflicted and affected by diabetes. The CDC estimates 9.3% of the population in the U.S. and Canada have diabetes, with millions more with prediabetes. From scientific explanations of the affects of diabetes on the human body to monitoring, maintaining, exercising and eating right, The Handy Diabetes Answer Book provides detailed information on the research and science on the disease as well as coping with the burden.


This useful resource shows how and why the disease affects the body, and provides glimpses of historical and contemporary figures with diabetes. It explains who is most at risk, and points to the differences throughout life stages. It looks at the science behind its affects on the sense, brain and the various systems of the human body. It demonstrates how to cope with—and live well—through food, exercise and life style choices.


The Handy Diabetes Answer Book is the go-to guide for diabetics, prediabetics, their loved-ones and care-takers. It answers questions in plain English on all aspects of the condition. It also introduces the scientists behind breakthrough advances in care. Easy to use and informative reference, brings the complexity of the illness into focus and provides practical assistance for managing the malady through the well-researched answers to nearly 950 common questions, such as …

& bull; What were some early common treatments for patients with diabetes?
& bull; What company was responsible for making the first commercial insulin?
& bull; What percent of people have prediabetes in the United States?
& bull; What are some ethnic, racial, or cultural groups that have more people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes?
& bull; Has type 2 diabetes increased in teens and young adults?
& bull; What are some other eating challenges that can affect an older person with diabetes?
& bull; What are the early warning signs of type 1 diabetes?
& bull; What is insulin shock?
& bull; How can having pregestational diabetes affect a woman’s unborn child?
& bull; Did writer Ernest Hemingway suffer from hemochromatosis?
& bull; Can secondhand smoke affect a person with diabetes?
& bull; Why does diabetes cause blindness?
& bull; Why is it important for a person with diabetes to be aware of tooth pain?
& bull; Why is there a controversy over how much salt should be eaten daily?
& bull; How do “energy drinks” affect a person’s blood glucose levels?
& bull; What are some tips for person with diabetes when they go shopping for food?
& bull; What food additives should a person with diabetes be aware of consuming?
& bull; What should a person with diabetes look for on a restaurant menu?
& bull; Why is health care so costly for treating diabetes?
& bull; Will type 1 diabetes ever go away?
& bull; What recent study tried to find a way to reverse type 2 diabetes?
& bull; What doll company is helping children cope with type 1 diabetes?
& bull; What are some websites that offer a free diabetes risk assessment?

Whether young, old, type 1, type 2, gestational, newly diagnosed, long-time sufferer, caretaker, or loved one, millions of people are afflicted and affected by diabetes. From scientific explanations of the effects to monitoring, maintaining, exercising, and eating right, The Handy Diabetes Answer Book provides detailed information on the research and science on the disease, as well as advice on coping with the burden.


An easy-to-use and informative reference, it covers the risks, differences at various life stages, demonstrates how to cope—and live well—through food, exercise and lifestyle choices, and more through well-researched answers to over 950 common questions, such as What were some early common treatments for patients with diabetes? What are some eating challenges for an older person? What are the early warning signs? How do “energy drinks” affect a person’s blood glucose levels? What recent study tried to find a way to reverse type 2 diabetes?

A practical, accessible and informative guide to overcoming and managing a wide spread affliction!

Whether young, old, type 1, type 2, gestational, newly-diagnosed, long-time sufferer, caretaker or loved one, millions of people are afflicted and affected by diabetes. The CDC estimates 9.3% of the population in the U.S. and Canada have diabetes, with millions more with prediabetes. From scientific explanations of the affects of diabetes on the human body to monitoring, maintaining, exercising and eating right, The Handy Diabetes Answer Book provides detailed information on the research and science on the disease as well as coping with the burden.


The Handy Diabetes Answer Book is the go-to guide for diabetics, prediabetics, their loved-ones and care-takers. It explains who is most at risk, and points to the differences throughout life stages. It looks at the science behind its affects on the sense, brain and the various systems of the human body. It demonstrates how to cope with—and live well—through food, exercise and life style choices.


This useful resource shows how and why the disease affects the body, and provides glimpses of historical and contemporary figures with diabetes. It answers questions in plain English on all aspects of the condition. It also introduces the scientists behind breakthrough advances in care. Easy to use and informative reference, brings the complexity of the illness into focus and provides practical assistance for managing the malady through the well-researched answers to nearly 950 common questions, such as …


  • What were some early common treatments for patients with diabetes?

  • What company was responsible for making the first commercial insulin?

  • What percent of people have prediabetes in the United States?

  • What are some ethnic, racial, or cultural groups that have more people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

  • Has type 2 diabetes increased in teens and young adults?

  • What are some other eating challenges that can affect an older person with diabetes?

  • What are the early warning signs of type 1 diabetes?

  • What is insulin shock?

  • How can having pregestational diabetes affect a woman’s unborn child?

  • Did writer Ernest Hemingway suffer from hemochromatosis?

  • Can secondhand smoke affect a person with diabetes?

  • Why does diabetes cause blindness?

  • Why is it important for a person with diabetes to be aware of tooth pain?

  • Why is there a controversy over how much salt should be eaten daily?

  • How do “energy drinks” affect a person’s blood glucose levels?

  • What are some tips for people with diabetes when they go shopping for food?

  • What food additives should a person with diabetes be aware of consuming?

  • What should a person with diabetes look for on a restaurant menu?

  • Why is health care so costly for treating diabetes?

  • Will type 1 diabetes ever go away?

  • What recent study tried to find a way to reverse type 2 diabetes?

  • What doll company is helping children cope with type 1 diabetes?

  • What are some websites that offer a free diabetes risk assessment?

    Providing the facts, stats, science, and a little bit of history, The Handy Diabetes Answer Book answers important questions about managing and maintaining a healthy life. This informative book also includes a helpful bibliography, glossary of terms, and an extensive index, adding to its usefulness.


  • Introduction

    1. Diabetes Basics 2. Who Gets Diabetes 3. Type 1 Diabetes 4. Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes 5. Other Types of Diabetes 6. Diabetes Affects on Sleep, Allergies and Other Diseases 7. Diabetes and the Senses 8. Diabetes Affects on Bones, Joints, Muscles, Teeth, and Skin 9. Diabetes Affects on the Endocrine System 10. Diabetes Affects on the Nervous System 11. Diabetes Affects on the Circulatory System 12. Diabetes Affects on the Digestive System 13. Diabetes Affects on the Urinary System 14. Diabetes Affects on the Reproductive System 15. Diabetes and Obesity 16. Coping with Diabetes 17. Controlling Diabetes 18. Diabetes and Exercise 19. Diabetes and Nutrition 20. Diabetes and Food 21. Grocery Shopping and Eating Out 22. The Future and Diabetes


    Appendices A. Food Exchanges B. Glycemic Indexes and Loads of Some Common Foods C. Resources, Web Sites and Apps Glossary of Terms Index

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