Diabetes Survival Guide

Diabetes Survival Guide

Understanding the Facts About Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

Paperback - 2006
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"This is a must-read book or all diabetics."
--Derek LeRoith, M.D., chief of endocrinology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine


The number of diabetics in the United States has increased 61 percent in the last decade. Now this classic, accessible guide has been completely revised with the latest medical findings and facts on diagnosis and treatment. Written by a leading diabetes specialist, Diabetes Survival Guide provides invaluable support, answers a variety of questions, and includes new information on

• prediabetes: early warning signs for the millions at high risk for developing the disease
• the Metabolic Syndrome: risk factors that, along with genetic predisposition, sow the seeds of diabetes
• prevention: good news about the benefits of cinnamon, coffee, chocolate, black pepper, and other common foods and drinks
• diet: sensible, easy--to-follow suggestions about what, when, and how much to eat (and the choices are delicious!)
• new drugs: inhaled insulin powder, combination pills, insulin that lasts twenty-four hours, fast-acting "designer" insulin, and other milestones
• cutting-edge equipment: state-of-the-art insulin pumps, glucose monitors, and pen injectors
• complications: innovations for preventing heart disease, kidney failure, neuropathy of the feet and legs, and loss of vision
• stem cell research: the imminent possibility of using stem cells as a source of insulin-producing beta cells
• surgical options: transplantation techniques

If you're a diabetic or care about someone who is, this comprehensive guide and daily companion belongs front and center on your bookshelf and in your life.

"In this succinct and thoughtful volume, Dr. Mirsky provides useful lessons to all patients struggling to understand diabetes and live long, healthy lives."
----C. Ronald Kahn, M.D., president, the Joslin Diabetes Center

"This book contains all the right questions and superb answers from the expert who happens to by my physician."
----Mary Tyler Moore
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2006
Edition: Rev. and updated.
ISBN: 9780345491268
0345491262
Branch Call Number: 616.462
Characteristics: 326 p. ; 22 cm.

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