Type 1 Diabetes For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 22, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 384 pages
Learn how to manage Type 1 diabetes for a healthier and happier life!

Whether you have been living with type 1 diabetes for some time, or you have just discovered that your child is diabetic, there’s a lot you need to know about the new developments in treating, controlling, and living with this disease. Type 1 Diabetes For Dummies, explains everything you need to know and do to make living with type 1 diabetes easier and healthier.

This reassuring, plain-English guide helps you understand and mange the disease with tips on working with your doctor, administering insulin, developing a diet an exercise plan, and coping with illness and travel. You’ll find out about the latest technologies of blood glucose monitoring and insulin delivery, and get a handle on everything you need to do to keep yourself or your child healthy, active, and feeling good. Discover how to:

  • Overcome short-term complications
  • Eat a diabetes-friendly diet
  • Use exercise to help control type 1 diabetes
  • Handle school, work, and other activities
  • Help your child maintain a high quality of life
  • Prevent long-term complications
  • Be healthier than your friends who don’t have diabetes
  • Deal with the emotional and psychological effects of the disease
  • Choose an insulin pump for yourself or your child
  • Calculate insulin dosages

Anyone can live a long, healthy, and productive life with type 1 diabetes. Small Type 1 Diabetes For Dummies delivers every drop of information you need to make sure that you or your child can do just that.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Defining Type 1 Diabetes
9
Recognizing Type 1 Diabetes
19
Excluding Other Types of Diabetes
31
Considering the Consequences
43
Preventing LongTerm Complications
61
Handling Emotional Effects
83
Treating Type 1 Diabetes
97
Getting a Grip on Other Drugs and Treatments
207
Surveying Kidney Pancreas and Pancreatic Islet Transplants
221
Living with Type 1 Diabetes
237
Managing Illness and Travel
251
Going through Pregnancy and Menopause
261
Controlling Type 1 Diabetes in the Elderly
277
Ten Ways to Involve Kids in Their Own Diabetes Care
293
Ten Commandments for Good Diabetes Management
301

Eating a Healthy Diet
127
Exercising to Improve Control of Type 1 Diabetes
151
Understanding the Basics of Using Insulin
171
Delivering Insulin with a Pump
193
Checking Out Various Insulin Pumps
201
Ten Myths about Type 1 Diabetes
309
Glossary
327
Resources for the Latest Information
335
Index
343
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About the author (2011)

Alan L. Rubin, MD, is a physician in private practice and the author of the bestselling Diabetes For Dummies, Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies, and Thyroid For Dummies.

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