Diabetes Demystified: A Self-Teaching Guide

Diabetes Demystified: A Self-Teaching Guide

by Umesh Masharani

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If you or someone close to you has diabetes and you need to learn more about the disease, its complications, and its treatments, help is here. Diabetes Demystified explains the causes of diabetes, the differences between type 1 and type 2, and how diabetes can be effectively controlled.

Written by a doctor specializing in diabetes, this book helps you determine the best treatment plan for your needs and understand the different medications that are available. You'll find important information on day-to-day management, diet, nutrition, exercise, and weight loss. This helpful guide also includes specific recommendations for children, the elderly, and pregnant women with diabetes.

This easy-to-understand guide offers:

  • Advice for assembling a treatment team and support network
  • An overview of various diabetes medications
  • Steps for preventing complications from diabetes
  • Details on hypoglycemia
  • Important information on food and nutrition
  • Tips for developing a safe exercise program

Straightforward and accessible, Diabetes Demystified helps you incorporate diabetes care into your daily life without feeling overwhelmed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071593892
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 11/26/2007
Series: Demystified
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Dr. Umesh Masharani, is an associate clinical professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism and associate chief of the Diabetes Clinic at the University of California, San Francisco.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – What is Diabetes?

Chapter 2 – What Kind of Diabetes Do You Have?

Chapter 3 – What Causes Type 2Diabetes?

Chapter 4 - Diet for Diabetics

Chapter 5 – Exercise Guidelines for Diabetics.

Chapter 6 - Vitamins and Herbs for Diabetics

Chapter 7 – Drugs in the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes. New versus Old vChapter 8 – Insulin Therapy: New versus old types of Insulin

Chapter 9 – Insulin Pump

Chapter 10- What about Islet Cell Transplants?

Chapter 11– What should my Blood Glucose values be?

Chapter 12 – What is Hemoglobin A1c? What should be my target goal?

Chapter 13 – What is Low Blood Sugar and How to Treat it

Chapter 14 – What should my Blood Pressure be?

Chapter 15 – What should my Cholesterol be?

Chapter 17 – Gestational Diabetes

Chapter 18 Complications of Diabetes Heart disease

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