Living With Diabetes
A Guide for Patients and ParentsBook - 2011
In the United States, 24 million people are living with diabetes and 57 million more are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is one of the most common diseases in the western world. This book explores the disease in easy-to-understand terms that will help readers with diabetes live happier and fuller lives.You can have diabetes and still live a full, happy and successful life. Living with Diabetes shows you how! If not controlled, diabetes can cause serious health problems such as heart disease, stroke, and blindness. But what exactly is diabetes? Living with Diabetes: A Guide for Patients and Parents, takes the guesswork out of the disease. In this newly revised edition, you will learn the causes of diabe¬tes and the meaning of the phrases "insulin resistance" and "blood sugars." You will also find the latest information on ways to treat diabetes-with success. Living with Diabetes discusses strategies for coping with a diagnosis, the role of insulin, how to start exercising, the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet designed for diabetics, long term complications, and more. This comprehensive book concludes with more than twenty-five delicious recipes from the American Diabetes Association.
Publisher: Indianapolis, Indiana  Hilton Publishing Company,
Edition: Revised edition
Branch Call Number: ANF 616.462 REED
Characteristics: x, 190 pages ; 23 cm