Understanding Diabetes

Author: R. F. Dods
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118530624
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A clear explanation of the cause, diagnosis, and treatment of diabetes Written for a broad range of readers, including students, researchers, policymakers, health care providers, and diabetes patients and caregivers, this book explains the underlying biochemistry and physiology of diabetes mellitus. Each chapter contains a glossary that defines key terms, a summary that highlights essential concepts discussed in each section of the chapter, as well as a set of simple problems to help readers gain a richer and deeper understanding of diabetes, from its history to treatment options. Understanding Diabetes begins with an overview of the disease, its worldwide prevalence and cost, and its connection to the global obesity epidemic. The author then explores the history of diabetes, including the first documented description of the disease dating back to 3400 BCE in Ancient Egypt. The next chapter, A Glucose Metabolism Primer, sets forth the pathways for the metabolism of glucose. Next, the book covers: Regulation of glucose metabolism and glucose metabolism gone wrong Diabetes classification system Diagnosis, including current laboratory tests Complications, such as retinopathy, neuropathy, and cardiovascular disease Hereditary transmission Prevention and treatment, including emerging research Although a cure has still not been found, this book demonstrates that researchers are continuing to make major breakthroughs on all fronts in the fight against diabetes, including a better understanding of its causes and an improved ability to diagnose and treat the disease.

Understanding Diabetes and Endocrinology

Author: Daryl Meeking
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1840765895
Format: PDF, ePub
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Diabetes is a common and debilitating condition encountered by all doctors worldwide, regardless of specialist interest. This book aims to give the reader an understanding of the background, diagnosis, investigation and management of diabetes and endocrine disease. This book is set out in three main sections. The first gives a background understanding of diabetes and a review of glandular systems. The second outlines the disease problems and their investigation, including the specific complications of diabetes. The third covers the management and treatment of diabetes and endocrine disease, importantly including prevention and screening. This is the third book in a new series which combines a symptoms and problem-based approach. It is of use to medical students and instructors, to junior doctors and to health care professionals dealing with diabetes and endocrine diseases.

Understanding Type 2 Diabetes

Author: Merlin Thomas
Publisher: Exisle Publishing
ISBN: 1921966203
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Diabetes is the world’s modern pandemic. But it needn’t mean a world of frustration, restrictions and complications. Most people with diabetes are able to live full, free and healthy lives. It just takes clear understanding and good management.In ‘Understanding Type 2 Diabetes’, Professor Merlin Thomas of the renowned Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute clearly explains:• What diabetes is and how it comes about.• What is the right diet for someone with diabetes, and how to achieve it.• How exercise can improve and maintain your health.• The medical aspects of diabetes care, including the best ways to control your waistline, blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels.• How to prevent and treat the major complications of diabetes.Having diabetes is not easy. But its management needn’t be complex or complicated. With ‘Understanding Type 2 Diabetes’ to guide you, you’ll soon realise that successfully managing diabetes is not only feasible but is also essential.

Diabetes Survival Guide

Author: Stanley Mirsky
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0345493303
Format: PDF, Docs
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Provides simple suggestions and methods to help readers live with diabetes without major disruptions to their lives, and includes a diet designed to control blood sugar.

The Complete Diabetes Prevention Plan

Author: Sandra Woodruff
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101099089
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Complete Diabetes Prevention Plan is a guide to halting the development of diabetes. In clear, accessible language, it explains the stages of diabetes and how the disease process can be arrested. It provides dietary guidelines for preventing diabetes, weight-loss tips, and exercise suggestions. In addition, the book features 150 easy and appealing recipes that emphasize good carbs, healthful fats, and controlled calories—all crucial elements in a diabetes-fighting diet.

Diabetes For Dummies

Author: Alan L. Rubin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119090768
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The straight facts on treating diabetes successfully With diabetes now considered pandemic throughout the world, there have been enormous advances in the field. Now significantly revised and updated, this new edition of Diabetes For Dummies includes the latest information on diabetes medications and monitoring equipment, new findings about treating diabetes in the young and elderly, new ways to diagnose and treat long- and short-term complications, updated nutritional guidelines, new tools for measuring blood sugar and delivering insulin to the body, and much more. There's no question that the burden of diabetes is increasing globally: it's estimated that 387 million people worldwide are living with diabetes, and that staggering number is expected to increase an additional 205 million+ by 2035. If you or a loved one is part of this overwhelming statistic, you can take comfort in the sensitive and authoritative information provided in this hands-on guide. From monitoring and maintaining your glucose to understanding the importance of exercising and eating right—and everything in between—Diabetes For Dummies takes the guesswork out of living with diabetes and empowers you to take control and keep your life on a healthy track. Reduce your risk of diabetes complications Discover the latest and the tried-and-true options for monitoring blood sugar Get up to speed on the various diabetes medications and lifestyle strategies Improve diabetes control and overall health If you're one of the millions of diabetics or pre-diabetics in search of an accessible and up-to-date resource to help you manage this disease, Diabetes For Dummies is the trusted guide you'll turn to again and again.

My Doctor Says I Have a Little Diabetes

Author: Martha Hope McCool
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101173610
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The diagnosis of diabetes can at first be very overwhelming. Your mind may be filled with questions—questions about what diabetes is, how you can cope with it, and what the possible complications may be. But the truth is that if you are one of the many people who have type 2 diabetes—also called non-insulin-dependent diabetes—there are many things you can do to control your diabetes. My Doctor Says I Have a Little Diabetes was designed to help you do just that. Written in easy-to-understand language, this book begins by explaining the basics of diabetes and diabetes care. The authors define exactly what diabetes is, and dispel many common misconceptions about this disorder. Each of the remaining chapters looks at a specific aspect of diabetes care. You’ll learn how to effectively monitor your glucose level, how to follow a diet that you can live with (and enjoy!), and how to use exercise to maximize diabetes control and enhance your well-being. Still other chapters will help you master any diabetes medication you may be taking, assist you in understanding and controlling high and low blood glucose levels, and teach you to prevent complications. You’ll even learn how to handle special situations such as illness and travel. Medical researchers have discovered that good diabetes care does indeed make a difference. Let My Doctor Says I Have a Little Diabetes be your guide to living successfully with diabetes.