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Every Woman's Guide to Diabetes
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Preface by Stephanie A. Eisenstat Preface by David M. Nathan 1. The New Epidemic 2. Diagnosis 3. Prevention 4. Medical Complications 5. Reproductive Health and Sexuality 6. Psychosocial Impact 7. Management of the Disease 8. Common Questions and Resources Appendixes 1. Body Mass Index (BMI) Table 2. Carbohydrate Counts for Common Fruits, Vegetables, Starches, and Dairy 3. Sample Grocery List for Healthful Eating 4. Choosing a Blood Glucose Meter 5. Mixing Different Kinds of Insulin 6. Disposing of Syringes 7. Insulin Pumps and Other Insulin Delivery Systems 8. Over-the-Counter Medications and Diabetes 9. Complementary (Alternative Medicine) Treatments 10. Your Diabetic Targets Glossary of Terms References Acknowledgments Index

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It's refreshing to see a book that focuses on motivating, educating, and helping women to take charge of their health and diabetes. The authors offer a wonderfully personal approach for any woman with diabetes, and Every Woman's Guide to Diabetes is an empowering tool to help her gain control, become diabetes-savvy, and form a plan of action. As an endocrinologist sensitive to issues of women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, I strongly recommend this book-- it's a must-read. -- Sandra T. Foo, M.D. Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Medical Center Women have unique issues with diabetes. If you're a woman, are you at risk? Do you know how to find out or what to do about it? Here is thorough, concise information on who's at risk, how to avoid or prolong avoidance of diabetes and, if diagnosed, how to manage it. Easy to read and informative, Every Woman's Guide to Diabetes is a must-read for women seeking to avoid or deal with diabetes-- and isn't that all of us? -- Donna Zimmer, Consumer Connection

About the Author

Dr. Stephanie A. Eisenstat is an internist with Women's Health Associates at Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Medicine and Scholar at The Academy, Harvard Medical School. She directs a course for physicians in training, Trauma and Injury Control, and is co-editor with Dr. Carlson of Primary Care of Women, one of the first medical textbooks devoted to the emerging specialty of women's primary care. Ellen Barlow is a medical writer and owner of Barlow Communications. David M. Nathan, M.D., is Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Director of the Diabetes Center at MGH. He is the author of Beating Diabetes (Harvard Medical School Books).

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Although diabetes affects men and women equally, there are issues related to the disease that are unique to females. Eisenstat, a physician who is diabetic; coauthor Barlow, a medical writer; and consulting editor David M. Nathan, M.D., have written a useful book addressing these issues. They begin by explaining the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, the risk factors and diagnosis of the disease, and treatment options. They also discuss complications that occur if the disease is not well controlled. They then address issues particular to women, e.g., gestational diabetes, the influence of hormonal cycles on the disease, birth control, and pregnancy. The authors stress the importance of planning a pregnancy when the mother is diabetic, suggest the best type of birth control to use, and offer support for living with the disease. A section with FAQs and appendixes with information about nutrition and insulin delivery systems completes the work. Although there are many fine books about diabetes from the American Diabetes Association, this work is valuable for its focus on women. Highly recommended for all public and consumer health libraries.-Barbara M. Bibel, Oakland P.L., CA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

A sympathetic portrait of the myriad medical and psychosocial considerations that must be navigated for women to maintain healthy glucose levels and optimal quality of life. Focusing primarily on Type 2 diabetes, [the authors] describe risk factors and gender and ethnic-specific conditions that influence progression of the disease. Because much damage (nerve, cardiovascular, kidney, retinal and dental) is done before symptoms appear, the authors stress early diagnosis and intensive management of glucose levels. Testing and monitoring methods, types of insulin and other medications, dietary strategies and daily schedules are presented clearly with charts, tables and lists for easy access. There are helpful sections on the effects of stress, illness, hormonal fluctuations and aging, as well as a discussion of gestational diabetes as it affects women with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Publishers Weekly 20061030 Although there are many fine books about diabetes from the American Diabetes Association, this work is valuable for its focus on women. -- Barbara M. Bibel Library Journal 20061115

Current estimates indicate that nearly 21 million Americans have diabetes or are at risk, and a little more than half are women. While gestational diabetes is the best known, there are many other gender-specific concerns that influence development and control of the disease. Physicians Eisenstat, a women's health specialist, and Nathan, director of the Diabetes Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, team with medical writer Barlow for a sympathetic portrait of the myriad medical and psychosocial considerations that must be navigated for women to maintain healthy glucose levels and optimal quality of life. Focusing primarily on Type 2 diabetes, they describe risk factors and gender and ethnic-specific conditions that influence progression of the disease. Because much damage (nerve, cardiovascular, kidney, retinal and dental) is done before symptoms appear, the authors stress early diagnosis and intensive management of glucose levels. Testing and monitoring methods, types of insulin and other medications, dietary strategies and daily schedules are presented clearly with charts, tables and lists for easy access. There are helpful sections on the effects of stress, illness, hormonal fluctuations and aging, as well as a discussion of gestational diabetes as it affects women with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. (Jan.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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