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Diabetes for Dummies


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Table of Contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Diabetes 7 Chapter 1: Dealing with Diabetes 9 Chapter 2: Making the Diagnosis with the Glucose and Hemoglobin A1c 19 Chapter 3: Recognizing the Various Types of Diabetes 33 Part II: Knowing How Uncontrolled Diabetes Affects Your Body 51 Chapter 4: Avoiding Short ]Term Complications 53 Chapter 5: Warding Off Long ]Term Complications 67 Chapter 6: Preserving Sexual Function and Protecting Pregnancy 101 Part III: Managing Diabetes: The "Thriving with Diabetes" Lifestyle Plan 121 Chapter 7: Self ]Testing for Glucose and Other Key Tests 123 Chapter 8: Tackling What You Eat: Healthful Nutrition 155 Chapter 9: Metabolic Surgery: A Possible Cure for Type 2 Diabetes 181 Chapter 10: Creating Your Exercise Plan 209 Chapter 11: Medications: What You Should Know 231 Chapter 12: Assembling Your Diabetes Team 267 Part IV: Special Considerations for Living with Diabetes 277 Chapter 13: Managing Diabetes in Children 279 Chapter 14: Diabetes and the Elderly 295 Chapter 15: Dealing With Occupational and Insurance Problems 305 Chapter 16: Eyeing What's New in Diabetes Care 317 Chapter 17: Discovering What Doesn't Work When You Treat Diabetes 325 Part V: The Part of Tens 335 Chapter 18: Ten Commandments for Excellent Diabetes Care 337 Chapter 19: Ten Myths about Diabetes That You Can Forget 343 Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Get Others to Help You 349 Appendix: Mini ]Cookbook 355 Index

About the Author

Alan Rubin, MD, is the author of Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies, Type I Diabetes For Dummies, Prediabetes For Dummies, High Blood Pressure For Dummies, Thyroid For Dummies, and Vitamin D For Dummies. He is a professional member of the Endocrine Society and American Diabetes Association.

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