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Think Like a Pancreas: A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes with Insulin Paperback – June 7, 2004


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Product Details

  • Series: Marlowe Diabetes Library
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press; 1 edition (June 7, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1569244367
  • ISBN-13: 978-1569244364
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #640,381 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

GARY SCHEINER, MS, CDE, is a certified diabetes educator, insulin pump user/trainer, and exercise physiologist who has written dozens of articles on diabetes, fitness, and motivation. He serves on the board of directors of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, coordinates a chapter of the Diabetes Exercise & Sports Association, and volunteers for the American Diabetes Association. Drawing upon both his professional skills and personal experience, he teaches the art and science of blood glucose balancing to people with diabetes througout the world from his private practice, Integrated Diabetes Services, in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.

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This book is very informative.
M. Ward
Even if you've been a diabetic for a while, this book still has things to teach you and answers for questions you may have.
Muriel Falvey
This one is now at the top of my list of essential diabetes books for insulin users, both syringe and pump users.
Elizabeth J. Woolley

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96 of 97 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth J. Woolley on September 29, 2004
Format: Paperback
I am the editor of Diabetic Mommy Online Magazine. I have lots of diabetes books in my personal library and there are a select few that I am always recommending to members on my site. This one is now at the top of my list of essential diabetes books for insulin users, both syringe and pump users.

I found this book at my local library. I thought it had a catchy title and took it home. Cute title aside, this book took me by total surprise. It is now on my wish-list because it will make a tremendous difference in my self-management plus I want to mark this baby up with notes.

If you have diabetes, you might be like me...you read in books and hear organizations stressing self-management however your own healthcare team won't give you enough information to make corrections on your own so you are still dependent on them for every single little adjustment. Busy schedules for all parties mean that a simple correction can be a hassle and a long wait.

This book is not intended to be a replacement for your healtcare team, don't get me wrong, but it provides you with enough information so that you will not be totally helpless and you will have more knowledge to work WITH your team rather than just be the recipient of instructions.

This book covers many topics: Why diabetics need to be in control of their glucose levels, history of diabetes, insulin basics, tips, various methods of insulin dosing, having diabetes in the "real" world, hypo/hyperglycemia, resources, forms, and easy formulas for personalizing your insulin doses and timing, etc. It is the most detailed and clear book on the subject I have seen yet.

Something else this book has going for it is great clear writing and the unavoidable good-humor of the author. He really made me chuckle.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Joan L. Whinston on January 4, 2007
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I have been a diabetic for over twenty-eight years and have read many books on diabetes through the years. This book , has by far, been the most informative, easiest to comprehend, and I found it quite fascinating. There are many new things to learn. A definite read for any diabetic who wants to keep on top of things. Gary Scheiner really understands the needs of the diabetic. He provides them with skill, knowledge and real integrity. Thank you.

J. Whinston, Cherry Hill, NJ
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Carol Tierney on October 20, 2005
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This is the best money you'll ever spend towards better health and lifestyle if you or a loved one has diabetes. Every practical detail of being in control of your diabetes, eating exactly what you want, when you want to (like "normal" people). He tells you how to match your insulin to your food instead of matching your food to your insulin without being an angel. When your doctor calls you with your A1C results you'll no longer hear the catch-all, meaningless "Watch Your Diet Better". Instead you will hear "Fantastic!", Keep Up the Good Work!, " AND you will feel like a million bucks - You'll be surprised at just how good normal feels again.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By K. Dillon on August 5, 2005
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This book is credible because the author has researched the facts and has the disease. No laundry list of simple steps but rather a realistic discussion of the many frustrations associated with diabetes, the proactive actions recommended make sense without making it sound easy to achieve. Since this is the reality of diabetes management, the book's tone engages the reader who is has realized this will take commitment but wants to know there is a plan that works.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Dr Iris Bell on June 30, 2006
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This book is a great overview of the basics on how to deal with using insulin. At the same time, there are a lot of individualized issues for staying out of trouble that each diabetic learns with time for him/herself that the book doesn't quite get to. With the upcoming availability of continuous sensors for blood sugar monitoring in conjunction with fingerstick testing, this field is going soon to expand into a whole new world of improved management that will require the next edition. I'd recommend this edition right now, though, for a thorough start.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Pete on April 28, 2007
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After reading this book going on the 3rd time, I am still discovering more and more ways to improve my insulin regimine. I was diagnosed as a Type I diabetic 06/82 at the age of 13 months old. I will be 26 in two weeks and have maintained acceptable control but felt that I truly haven't gotten to where I want my health to be. After reading hands on information in this text, I am happy with producing an HbA1C of 6.7%, and I look forward to bringing it closer to 6% as possible. This comes after maintaining a 7-8% average over the course of many years and thanfully there have not been any long-term consequences "yet".

To anyone that feels they need some additional help with control, wants to refresh themselves on care methods, or anyone recently diagnosed I would recommend this book to. It is imformative, it is easy to read, and the overall context is a very laid back approach with a semi-humorus attitude at times. My girlfriend just finished reading this book and is already helping me with fine tuning my basal and bolus rates. I firmly believe that with all of this in mind, this book is worth more than it's weight in gold.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Terrence P. Keelan on August 6, 2006
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A direct approach, with illustrative examples, to creating a protocol to control your blood sugars. It's written in simple language and well organized, providing a step by step approach to figuring out your basal rates, insulin sensitivity, and carb ratios. Provides insights into the many, many, many (many, many, many) factors that can influence your blood sugars. Well thought out and presented graphs illustrate the effects of insulin. Simple tables illustrate averages for basal rates, boluses, carb rations and sensitivity, offering a good starting place for divining your own settings. Some simple tables of carb content and glycemic indexes. An interesting table for calculating the effect of exercise on blood sugar.

I'd recommend for anyone who's BG is on a roller coaster. It's informative but not preachy.

Terry
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