Managing a chronic disease like diabetes can be overwhelming—especially if you’re among the 1.7 million Americans who are newly diagnosed each year. Here is easy-to-read, steady advice in this newly updated book, written by the experts, so you can live well with diabetes, not just manage it. What to Expect When You Have Diabetes is a reliable companion for when you’re swamped with questions but also have more information than you can absorb.
The information in this book is geared especially toward people with type 2 diabetes, primarily because 90–95 percent of those with diabetes have type 2. Type 1 is more rare, but most of the treatment and lifestyle suggestions given here are helpful for both.
A Q&A format, organized by topic for quick reference, provides authoritative but understandable answers to a range of questions, such as:
Is diabetes a dangerous disease?
Should I tell my supervisor and coworkers that I have diabetes?
Will the medication I’m taking for depression affect my blood sugar?
This book is a perfect companion to a health-care team and is sure to become a trusted reference as you live with diabetes.
American Diabetes Association. What To Expect When You Have Diabetes: 170 Tips for Living Well with Diabetes. Good Bks. 2008. c.209p. index. HEALTH~Verdict: With an accessible format and a wide-ranging overview of topics influencing diabetics and their families, this essential primer is recommended for all public libraries and consumer health collections. Background: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes now affects nearly 24 million people in the United States (eight percent of the population), an increase of more than three million within the last two years. This book addresses every facet of the chronic disease-potential causes, current treatment options, and how to take control. With an introduction by John Buse, MD, president of the Medicine and Science Division of the American Diabetes Association, the book features reliable, easy-to-locate information. The Q&A format makes it a valuable resource for the newly diagnosed as well as for individuals who want a refresher on the latest in diabetes treatment and management.-Lori Gluckman Winterfeldt, VA New York Harbor Healthcare Syst., Manhattan Campus Lib..