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.
Accessible information on the causes, health risks, and treatment of prediabetes If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with prediabetes – a heightened level of glucose, and/or impaired glucose tolerance – the time to act is now. Prediabetes For Dummies examines the signs and symptoms of this potential precursor to diabetes and offers up-to-date information about treatment. It provides clear, practical advice on steps you can take to minimize the risk of serious health consequences. This plain-English guide shows you how to stop prediabetes in its tracks and prevent it from progressing to diabetes. You'll learn how to recognize the symptoms of this often-undiagnosed condition, and what to do if you think you may be prediabetic. You'll also discover how simple lifestyle changes, such as changes in your diet and moderate exercise, can put the brakes on prediabetes and even reverse the condition. Offers clear explanations of prediabetes causes, health risks, and treatment Includes the latest advances in the use of diabetes medications to treat prediabetes Provides diet suggestions, meal plans, and exercise tips Contains helpful suggestions for friends and family members who want to support a loved one with prediabetes While there is no cure for diabetes, it can be prevented if prediabetes is diagnosed and treated early. Packed with valuable information for patients of all ages, Prediabetes For Dummies is an important resource for taking control of this dangerous condition.
Whether you have been living with type 1 diabetes for some time, or you have just discovered that your child is diabetic, there’s a lot you need to know about the new developments in treating, controlling, and living with this disease. Type 1 Diabetes For Dummies, explains everything you need to know and do to make living with type 1 diabetes easier and healthier. This reassuring, plain-English guide helps you understand and mange the disease with tips on working with your doctor, administering insulin, developing a diet an exercise plan, and coping with illness and travel. You’ll find out about the latest technologies of blood glucose monitoring and insulin delivery, and get a handle on everything you need to do to keep yourself or your child healthy, active, and feeling good. Discover how to: Overcome short-term complications Eat a diabetes-friendly diet Use exercise to help control type 1 diabetes Handle school, work, and other activities Help your child maintain a high quality of life Prevent long-term complications Be healthier than your friends who don’t have diabetes Deal with the emotional and psychological effects of the disease Choose an insulin pump for yourself or your child Calculate insulin dosages Anyone can live a long, healthy, and productive life with type 1 diabetes. Small Type 1 Diabetes For Dummies delivers every drop of information you need to make sure that you or your child can do just that.
Learn to live a full and active life with type 2 diabetes Type 2 diabetes is Australia's fast-growing chronic disease, yet it can be prevented with the right diet and regular exercise. Whether you have already been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or are pre-diabetic and hoping to avoid full-blown diabetes, this easy-to-understand book teaches you how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and good blood glucose control so that you can prevent long-term complications and live a full and active life. An author team of medical professionals, led by Professor Lesley Campbell and Dr. Alan Rubin, offers essential guidance and critical advice for taking preventative measures to avoid developing type 2 diabetes in the first place. For those who have already been diagnosed, the authors walk you through how to deal with type 2 and clearly explain how it affects your body. Highlights ways to manage the daily impact that type 2 has on your life and prevent long-term complications Devotes an entire chapter to foot care Explains glucose monitoring as well as medications that you should be familiar with Details a healthy eating and exercise plan for getting a handle on your type 2 diabetes Makes suggestions for additional resources so you can learn more about your diabetes With a focus on the specific concerns of type 2 diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes For Dummies is a reliable, locally relevant resource on diabetes management.
Delicious recipes and expert cooking tips for diabetics Having diabetes doesn't mean having to abandon great food. Diabetes Cookbook For Canadians For Dummies, Updated Edition offers an abundance of delicious recipes that will help diabetics and prediabetics enjoy meals and manage their diabetes. Based on the most recent edition of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Diabetes Management, this new cookbook includes over 100 additional recipes and updated coverage on the latest drugs for diabetes management and new guidelines for target blood glucose levels. Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies offers valuable information for diabetics and anyone who cooks for diabetics. The authors offer meal planning suggestions, shopping tips, and even plot out a month of diverse and unexpected menus, including mouth-watering full-color photos of some of the delicious meals. Learn to cook meals you love that will comply with proper diabetes management Expand your culinary range with new interpretations of traditional dishes Make managing your diabetes more enjoyable with exciting menu options Learn how to make meal planning and preparation part of your daily routine This updated cookbook, a companion to the bestselling Diabetes For Canadians For Dummies, 3rd Edition offers delicious and easy-to-prepare recipes that will help readers manage their diabetes.
Get the facts on treating diabetes successfully and living a full and active life As Canada's ultimate diabetes resource, this helpful guide returns with a new edition—thoroughly revised and updated with the latest guidelines from the Canadian Diabetes Association, along with new medical findings. Offering you reassuring guidance for putting together a state-of-the-art diabetes treatment program, this friendly-yet-informative book walks you through all the advances in monitoring glucose, the latest medications, ways to juggle diabetes with daily commitments, and how to develop a diet and exercise plan to stay healthy. Packed with helpful advice, Diabetes For Canadians For Dummies, Third Edition explores the newest data about the diagnosis and treatment of people with diabetes, including children and women during pregnancy. The author duo puts their years of diabetes expertise to use by deciphering information from recent studies that provide new insights into how diabetes affects the body and walks you through the latest drugs used to treat this manageable disease. Teaches you how to identify the symptoms that require urgent attention and how to subsequently treat the problem Reassures you of what to do during pregnancy to help ensure a healthy baby Shares advice for finding the right health care providers, from your family physician to your diabetes nurse educator to your dietician, and more Addresses concerns regarding driving with hypoglycemia Discusses the latest connection between the brain and diabetes and looks at new nutritional data from the latest version of Canada's Food Guide Diabetes For Canadians For Dummies, Third Edition features new nutritional data, facts on prediabetes, and advice for prevention tactics, all of which provide you with an arsenal of information that will help you manage your diabetes confidently and wisely.
Discover how to eat a well-balanced diabetic diet Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies gives you everything you need to create healthy and diabetic-friendly meals. In this revised and updated edition, you'll discover how easy it is to manage diabetes through diet. With tons of new recipes—many of them vegetarian—and the latest information on diabetes testing, monitoring, and maintenance, this book will help guide you down a path to a healthier you. With an anticipated price tag close to $3.4 billion annually by the year 2020, diabetes is one of the costliest health hazards in the U.S. If you're one of the 25.8 million Americans suffering from diabetes, this hands-on, friendly guide arms you with the most up-to-date nutritional information and shows you how to start cooking—and eating—your way to better health. Offers 100+ new and revised diabetic recipes for every meal of the day Features changes in fat, carbohydrate, and protein recommendations that parallel the meal plan recommendations of the American Diabetes Association Covers how to make smart choices when eating out, shopping for food, and setting up a diabetic kitchen Introduces ways to involve diabetic children in meal planning and preparation If you're diabetic and want to learn how to make lifestyle changes that count, Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies shows you how the food you eat can help treat, prevent, and manage diabetes.
Includes information on the latest thyroid treatments Understand and manage your thyroid condition Don't get pushed around by the little gland in your neck. Whether you suffer from an underactive or overactive thyroid, nodules, or a goitre, Thyroid For Dummies has all the jargon-free information you need to get to grips with the problem and expert advice on how to get your condition under control. Discover how to * Tell if you have a thyroid problem * Understand the treatments on offer * Deal with your condition day-to-day * Get the right diet and exercise * Manage thyroid conditions in children and older people
Your essential guide to managing diabetes successfully and living a full life Don't just survive – thrive! Diabetes For Dummies, 3rd Australian edition, brings you right up to date with the latest research, treatment and management approaches for all types of diabetes. This book is essential reading whether you have diabetes yourself or are supporting a friend or relative with the condition. Reduce your diabetes risk – understand and avoid the causes of prediabetes and diabetes Recognise the importance of diet and exercise – adopt a healthy eating plan and exercise regime that works for you Keep on top of self-monitoring and medication – learn what's new in research and treatment in Australia, and what advances are on the horizon Deal with the emotional challenges of having diabetes – understand how your mental health affects your physical health and develop coping styles that work over the long term Prevent short-term and long-term complications – know how to deal with low or very high blood glucose and find out how diabetes can affect your kidneys, nervous system, heart and eyes Manage diabetes in children and older people – care for your child from infancy to self-management and help support the older person with diabetes Get the support you need – know which organisations to turn to for help and access reputable online support Open the book and find: How to identify the differences between type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes Explanations for the drugs used in diabetes management Tips for caring for your feet Advice on coping with diabetes before and during pregnancy Practical exercises for improving your mental health How to deal with on-the-job and insurance obstacles Ways to identify dodgy treatments and 'cures' Learn to: Manage your diabetes and live life to the full Eat a balanced diet and exercise for a healthier life Deal with the psychological effects of your condition Access the best online support
New info on high blood pressure in women, children, and the elderly The fun and easy way to take charge of hypertension and add years to your life! Are you battling high blood pressure? This updated guide explains all the latest breakthroughs in the detection, treatment, and prevention of high blood pressure, helping you determine whether you're at risk and develop a diet and exercise program to keep your blood pressure at healthy levels. You'll also find new information on protecting your heart, kidneys, and brain and dealing with secondary high blood pressure. Measure your blood pressure properly Develop a successful treatment plan Improve your lifestyle habits Evaluate new drug therapies Find resources and outside support
Your plain-English guide to the many benefits of Vitamin D Vitamin D is in the news every day, as new tests and studies reveal encouraging information about its power in maintaining good health and preventing major illnesses. No longer thought to just play a role in calcium intake and bone growth, Vitamin D has a host of other functions in the body, playing a role in prevention of serious diseases, including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, as well as boosting immunity, improving athletic performance, losing weight, and more. This hands-on, plain-English guide is perfect for anyone looking for helpful advice and information on the «nutrient of the decade.» Coverage of how Vitamin D works, and how much is needed for disease prevention How and where to get sufficient amounts of the right kind of Vitamin D – from both your diet and nutritional supplements The best ways to maintain healthy levels of Vitamin D If you're looking to learn more about the many benefits Vitamin D can have on you and your family, you'll find everything you need right here.
Don't just survive – thrive! That's the message of this state-of-the-art guide to diabetes management. From causes, symptoms and side effects to treatments and diet, this book will help British diabetics understand all types of diabetes and delivers sound advice on staying fit and feeling great. The best-selling second edition has been updated to cover key information on managing pre-diabetes, plus new content on screening tests, medications and lifestyle advice. With additional information on the latest advances in therapy for diabetes and its complications, this new edition will make sure you're covered from every aspect.