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Title:
Diabetes mellitus : practical handbook
Author:
Milchovich, Sue K.
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Edition:
Eighth edition.
Publication Information:
Boulder, CO : Bull Pub., [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
x, 229 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780923521721
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Book

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Updated to report on important breakthroughs in diabetes research and armed with the latest information about diet and drugs, this guide focuses on the everyday concerns of diabetics, teaching readers how to balance diet, medication, and exercise for optimal health. Filled with illustrations, charts, tables, and worksheets, this is a proven, user-friendly guide for living with diabetes.


Author Notes

Sue K. Milchovich, RN, BSN, CDE, has been a certified diabetes educator for more than 25 years. She is a member of the American Diabetes Association. Barbara Dunn-Long, RD, is in private practice as well as being involved with diabetes education and treatment. She is also a member of the American Diabetes Association.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. x
About the Authorsp. xi
Survival Skillsp. xii
The Circle of Good Diabetes Controlp. xiii
Chapter 1 Diabetes Mellitusp. 1
Heredityp. 2
Viruses and the Immune Systemp. 2
Nutrition and Obesityp. 3
Types of Diabetesp. 4
Glucose and Insulinp. 7
Chapter 2 Hyperglycemiap. 13
Chapter 3 Hypoglycemiap. 15
Glucagon Injectionp. 21
Please Read This Storyp. 22
Chapter 4 Ideas--A Way to Understand Your Blood Sugarp. 25
Acceptable or Target Blood Sugar Rangep. 28
Chapter 5 Dietp. 29
Type 1 Diabetesp. 31
Type 2 Diabetes and Overweightp. 31
Type 2 Diabetes and Normal Weightp. 32
Food Guide Pyramidp. 33
Timingp. 34
Amounts of Foods/Caloriesp. 35
What Is a Healthy Weight?p. 36
Meal Planningp. 39
Exchange Lists for Meal Planningp. 43
Sample Meal Plansp. 73
Alternative Sweetenersp. 78
Understanding Food Labelsp. 80
Alcoholp. 84
Shopping Tipsp. 85
Dining Out in Restaurantsp. 86
Saturated Fat and Cholesterolp. 95
Fiber in Your Dietp. 97
Meal Planning Resourcesp. 100
Chapter 6 Home Blood Sugar Testingp. 105
Chapter 7 Urine Sugar Testingp. 115
Chapter 8 Ketones, Keto-Acidosisp. 119
Chapter 9 Insulinp. 123
Chapter 10 Insulin Syringep. 129
Reusing Insulin Syringesp. 130
Chapter 11 Injection Techniquep. 131
Using One Type of Insulinp. 131
Using Two Types of Insulinp. 133
Giving Your Injectionp. 135
Areas of Injectionp. 137
Insulin Pumpsp. 139
Chapter 12 Oral Diabetic Medicationsp. 141
Chapter 13 Laboratory Testsp. 149
Fasting Blood Sugarp. 149
Post-Prandial Blood Sugarp. 149
Glycohemoglobin, or Hemoglobin Alcp. 150
Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT)p. 152
Chapter 14 Exercisep. 153
The Benefitsp. 153
The Typesp. 154
The Parts of an Exercise Programp. 155
How Hard to Exercisep. 156
How Often to Exercisep. 160
When to Exercisep. 160
When Not to Exercisep. 161
Guidelines for Exercisingp. 161
Sources of Information on Exercisep. 163
Chapter 15 Sick Daysp. 165
Chapter 16 Personal Hygienep. 169
Skin Carep. 170
Foot Carep. 171
Chapter 17 Identificationp. 173
Chapter 18 Stressp. 175
Chapter 19 Emotions--They Are a Part of Usp. 179
Chapter 20 Traveling with Diabetesp. 183
Sources of Additional Helpful Informationp. 185
Chapter 21 Complications of Diabetesp. 187
Heart and Blood Vessel Diseasep. 188
Nervesp. 188
Eyesp. 189
Kidneysp. 190
Teeth and Gumsp. 191
Smokingp. 191
Chapter 22 Researchp. 193
Appendix A Organizations and Resourcesp. 197
Web Page Addressesp. 199
Resources for Booksp. 200
Booksp. 201
Appendix B Answers to Quiz on Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemiap. 205
Appendix C Time Schedulep. 207
Appendix D Meal Planning Formsp. 213
Appendix E Bibliographyp. 217
Indexp. 221