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Type 1 Diabetes For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

Alan L. Rubin
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Book Description

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.



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    Title
Diabetes For Dummies Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies Diabetes Meal Planning & Nutrition For Dummies Type I Diabetes For Dummies
 
 
 
 
 
Guide Type
Reference
Cookbook
Planning Guide
Reference
 
Audience Level
Newly Diagnosed Diabetics
All Diabetics
All Diabetics
Newly Diagnosed Diabetics
 
Pages
408
392
384
360
 
List Price
$22.99
$19.99
$22.99
$21.99
 
Publication Date
September, 2012
January, 2010
October, 2013
February, 2008
 
Author(s)
Rubin
Rubin and James
Smithson and Rubin
Rubin
 
Imprint
For Dummies
For Dummies
For Dummies
For Dummies
 
Print Book
 
Kindle Book
 
Edition
4th
3rd
1st
1st
 
Brief Description
The latest info on medications, monitoring equipment, diet, exercise, treatment, and more. Trusted, expert, reassuring, guidance.
Create 100+ healthy, delicious, diabetic friendly meals that parallel American Diabetes Association recommendations.
Nutritional advice for diabetics, examples of meal plans for diabetes & optimal weight maintenance, and diabetic exchange lists.
All you need to know & do to make living with type 1 diabetes easier & healthier from monitoring technologies to diet & exercise.
 

From the Back Cover

The latest on blood glucose monitoring and insulin delivery

Your friendly guide to taking control of type 1 diabetes and living well

Do you have type 1 diabetes — or have a child who does? This plain-English,reassuring guide helps you understand and manage the disease, with tips on working with your doctor, administering insulin, developing a diet and exercise plan, and coping with illness and travel. You'll know just what to do so you or your child can stay healthy and feel good!

Discover how to:

  • Overcome short-term complications

  • Eat a diabetes-friendly diet

  • Handle school, work, and other activities

  • Help your child maintain a high quality of life

  • Prevent long-term complications


Product Details

  • File Size: 4827 KB
  • Print Length: 388 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0470178116
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (February 11, 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001EWOFH2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #435,540 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars seems pointless August 16, 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is helpful for non-diabetics, particularly people who want to learn about a friend or relatives disease. Though much of the information is available on the websites of the big diabetes organizations. If you are an adult type 1 diabetic it is not very helpful as it is really written for the parents of a type 1 child. The problem is that parents of a type 1 child, will definitely need books that more effectively and thoroughly discuss the disease, treatments, diet.. and these books will, in all likelihood, have a general overview of the disease as well. Most books on diabetes do, and are almost always written for the general public. So the dummies book here seems pointless.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great reference for diabetics and their caregivers July 23, 2009
Format:Kindle Edition
Dr. Rubin is a practicing endocrinologist and diabetes specialist. Using the familiar "Dummies" format, Dr. Rubin efficiently covers the important information about Type 1 diabetes (or T1DM). He also summarizes relevant comparisons to Type 2 and "LADA" diabetes. Dr. Rubin's communication style is easy to comprehend. He minimizes medical jargon and explains complex medical processes in plain English.

The book contains an explanation of what diabetes is, the major symptoms, the complications that result from poor management, how to tell the different variations apart, and how treatment regimens differ. He goes through the major options for treatment, including medication and transplants. He covers attention to diet and exercise, which are critical to increasing the quality of life for patients.

He also covers the responsibilities of the diabetes caregiver, including how to minimize the risk of complications. He makes the point that diabetes is really a "family" disease.

Much of the book is oriented towards parents of diabetic children, since a majority of Type 1 patients are children. He devotes significant effort to assuring patients and caregivers that, although diabetes is a serious disease, it is not a death sentence with proper attention and care.

After reading the book, parents of diabetic children, and the patients themselves, at least will have an overview of their responsibilities, and how to seek additional information specific to their situations.

In all, this book is a modest amount of money for a lot of information packed inside. It is certainly a valuable addition to a diabetic's reference library.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Type 1 for dummies January 26, 2013
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This is a good book for reviewing and it has updated information that inspired me to try harder and count carbs. My mother found this book and loved it she said she had no idea that there was so much involved in being a type 1 diabetic. I became a diabetic before I was 21. It was not diagnosed until a month after I turned 21. I am 55 now and all I can say is I have to keep reading and reading and I still won't know everything I need to know. This book is easy to read and it is not only good for the diabetic himself but for the family to read and then maybe they will not be so judgmental...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Diabetes 1 For Boys and Girls October 26, 2012
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I have a couple other books by Rubin. Both are very informative. That's why I was disappointed with this tome: it's written for mommies, and perhaps even daddies, who may have the misfortune to have children who suffer with this chronic disease.

I don't begrudge kids having their own diabetes book; it may even help them in choosing what to eat at McDonalds or Burger King. But look, I might as well admit that I'm 81, a post-adult adult, who can use a little advice on current diabetes developments without all those asides to mom, or the "boys and girls."

So among Dr. Rubin's other fine books on hypertension and diabetes, this one seems a bit odd: was it hastily compiled and summarily edited? Too much padding?

Boys and girls who profit from this book may be able before long to give us a new one on bullosis diabeticorum, or on the inhaled insulins that MannKind is about to bring forward any day now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read this book June 17, 2014
By JVF
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Really a useful book if you are teetering on the brink of diabetes, pretty scary but full of practical advice you can use right away, after reading this I immediately started working out and controlling my eating, so far I have lost 20 lbs. and my numbers are down from where they were, thanks Dr. Rubin....
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More About the Author

I started writing books For Dummies in 1998 with Diabetes For Dummies. That has sold more than 1 million copies. With its success, I wrote Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies, then Thyroid For Dummies, High Blood Pressure For Dummies, Type 1 Diabetes For Dummies, Prediabetes For Dummies and now Vitamin D For Dummies. The books have been translated into 16 languages and there are special editions for the UK, Canada and Australia.

Writing these books has been the source of many wonderful experiences, including a book signing for the Chinese edition in Beijing, China and numerous opportunities to speak before groups of doctors and patients. I recently traveled to Paris to discuss translations of other titles besides Diabetes For Dummies. I get many emails from grateful readers and readers with questions. I welcome general questions but can't answer specific questions.
I look forward to writing new books and bringing previous editions up-to-date.

In November, 2009 and December, 2009 respectively, I published the 3rd edition of Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies and a new book Prediabetes For Dummies. In June, 2011 I published Vitamin D For Dummies. This new book tells you everything you need to know to gain the benefits of vitamin D, not only for your bones but for cancer prevention, protection from infection and numerous other benefits.

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