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Diabetes For Dummies, 4th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-41231-2
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408 pages
August 2012
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Introduction  1

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

Index  369

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