The Handy Diabetes Answer Book

by Patricia Barnes-Svarney and Thomas E Svarney
Handy Diabetes

… definitions; history and research; statistics; who gets diabetes; type 1, type 2, prediabetes, and other types of diabetes; connections to other conditions; effects on the senses and various body systems; obesity; coping; monitoring; exercise; nutrition, food, and shopping for food and eating out; and the future of diabetes.

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… easy to use and informative … will help readers to understand diabetes and … finding ways to help those with the disease, or at least ways to slow down the progression of diabetes. Readers will walk away knowing there are people who care, who can help, and who are truly trying to understand this disease. ...

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A practical, accessible, and informative guide to a widespread affliction.

Recent research advances. The latest in blood sugar monitoring. Healthy eating. Time-tested practices. Maintaining, controlling, and reducing the risk of complications from diabetes doesn’t need to be overwhelming. Understanding the disease and making good choices is key. Eating well, selecting the right tools to measure sugars and to deliver insulin, and making optimal lifestyle decisions all make a difference.

The Handy Diabetes Answer Book is the go-to guide for diabetics, prediabetics, their loved ones, and caretakers. An easy-to-use and informative reference, it makes a complicated condition more understandable by providing practical advice and well-researched answers to nearly 950 common questions, such as What were some early common treatments for patients with diabetes? What are the early warning signs of type 1 diabetes? What is insulin shock? Did writer Ernest Hemingway suffer from hemochromatosis? Why is it important for a person with diabetes to be aware of tooth pain? How do “energy drinks” affect a person’s blood glucose levels? What food additives should a person with diabetes avoid consuming? What should a person with diabetes look for on a restaurant menu? What recent study tried to find a way to reverse type 2 diabetes?

This useful resource shows how and why the disease affects the body and provides background on both the historical and contemporary figures who have battled against it. It explains who is most at risk and how the disease’s symptoms can vary throughout life. You will learn about how the senses, brain, and various systems of the human body are impacted. And, of course, you’ll gain insights on how to cope with diabetes while still living well through proper food, exercise, and lifestyle choices. The Handy Diabetes Answer Book helps you take control for a healthy life!

About Patricia Barnes-Svarney

Patricia Barnes-Svarney Patricia Barnes-Svarney has been a nonfiction science and science fiction writer for more than 15 years. She has a master's degree in geography/geomorphology and has worked professionally as a geomorphologist and oceanographer. She has written or coauthored more than 20 books, including The New York Public Library Science Desk Reference, and has written more than 300 articles for science magazines and journals.

Hometown: Endicott, New York

About Thomas E Svarney

Thomas E Svarney Thomas E. Svarney is a scientist, naturalist, and artist. With Patricia Barnes-Svarney, he is the author of numerous science books, including Skies of Fury, The Handy Geology Answer book, The Handy Ocean Answer Book, and The Handy Dinosaur Answer Book. He has also contributed to several books, including The New York Public Library Desk Reference.

Hometown: Endicott, New York

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