The Unofficial Guide to Living with Diabetes

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9780028629193: The Unofficial Guide to Living with Diabetes

Sixteen million Americans have diabetes and there are more than 600,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness, kidney disease, and amputations in America. In fact, 15% of all health care costs -- 100 billion per year -- is associated with diabetes. This indispensable guide features all the latest developments associated with this condition, so that diabetics are able to stay in control of their lives. Sufferers get the inside scoop on:
* The major types of diabetes and how they are diagnosed
* The various treatment options available today, including blood sugar monitoring, diet therapy, insulin use and oral medication
* Alternative approaches and new drugs on the market: Is there really a substitute for insulin?
* Groundbreaking news in diabetes research, including new forms of insulin, advanced glucose monitoring, refined insulin pumps, and genetic medicine
* The Pancreas Transplant: Is it a cure?
* Lifestyle choices that promote good health, including eating wisely and exercising
* Living with diabetes and coping with special issues such as fertility and pregnancy, work-related issues, and psychological challenges.

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The inside scoop... for when you want more than the official line! You know that diabetes is a serious and chronic disease. You know that if you don't carefully monitor your nutrition, exercise, and medications, life-threatening complications could result. You want to do everything you can to stay healthy, but how do you determine the best treatment for yourself? You want to know how diabetes effects your body, what you can do to stay in control of your health, and how the latest medical research may yield treatments and techniques that can improve your quality of life. You want the inside scoop. The Unofficial Guide™ to Living with Diabetes gives savvy people like you a foolproof appraisal of what works and what doesn't—the good treatments and the bad ones—with unbiased recommendations that are not influenced by any company, product, or organization. This book, like every Unofficial Guide,™ is intensively inspected by the Unofficial Panel of Experts, a team of highly respected medical professionals. They ensure that you are armed with the most up-to-date insider information on diabetes and are told exactly what the Official establishment doesn't want you to know. Vital Information that other sources can't or won't reveal about every aspect of diabetes, from getting an accurate diagnosis to preventing complications. Insider Secrets on how to select qualified health-care professionals and cope with employment discrimination. Money-Saving Techniques that help you get the most out of your insurance coverage and find the lowest prices on medications. Time-Saving Tips that show you how to incorporate a diabetes management routine into the rest of your busy life. The Latest Trends in diabetes care, including alternative treatments. Handy Checklists and Charts to help you coordinate your diabetes self-care and efficiently meet your treatment goals.

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