- Paperback: 408 pages
- Publisher: For Dummies; 2 edition (August 6, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764568205
- ISBN-13: 978-0764568206
- Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 148 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,294,727 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Diabetes For Dummies Paperback – August 6, 2004
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"The Greeks and Romans knew about diabetes. Fortunately, the way they tested for the condition--by tasting the urine--has gone by the wayside." Diabetes for Dummies has the friendly, quirky style you expect from all the For Dummies books, but this is no skim-the-surface Diabetes 101. Rubin has packed this book with useful information, peppered with warm advice for enjoying your life while living with diabetes. One of his points is that although you'd rather not have this disease, you're lucky to have it now instead of a few decades ago, because today you can manage diabetes and live a productive, quality-filled life.
The book is divided into sections on "Dealing with the Onset of Diabetes," "How Diabetes Affects Your Body," "Managing Diabetes: The 'Thriving with Diabetes' Lifestyle Plan," and "Special Considerations for Living with Diabetes." Each chapter is packed with facts and strategies on topics such as monitoring, battling complications, medications, diet, and exercise. If you skim, it's an introduction to diabetes; if you read it carefully, it's a textbook. Web surfers will appreciate the "Dr. W.W. Web" appendix, where Rubin lists many useful diabetes Web sites. (If you'd rather click than type, you can visit Rubin's Web site, where he offers links to all the diabetes sites.) Also included is a mini-cookbook of multiethnic recipes from noted restaurants, mostly in San Francisco (with the restaurant address, in case you want to order instead of cook). --Joan Price --This text refers to the Preloaded Digital Audio Player edition.
"…In this practical book, Women’s Health expert Dr Sarah Jarvis offers advice on all aspects of dealing with the disease…" (Women’s Health, November 2003)
"…aims to cut through the medical jargon and help people take control of their condition…" (Good Housekeeping, November 2003)
“…a well researched compendium of advice and information on all aspects of diabetes…combines clarity with depth and detail…” (Yoga & Health, January 2004)
"...Diabetic patients…should arm themselves with sugar cubes, glucose tablets, boiled sweets… but also with a copy of Diabetes for Dummies…"(The Times,23 February 2004)
“…will help you to take control of your diabetes and learn to manage it effectively…” (Choice Magazine, May 04)--This text refers to the Preloaded Digital Audio Player edition.
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The only problem we found in this this book is that the calculation for body mass index (BMI) was a bit confusing, and some of the websites have changed, but the rest of the book was EXTREMELY helpful and presented in a non-threatening way.
Knowledge is power and banishes fear. This book helped save my sanity.
Also, when I had a question, I sent an e-mail and got a prompt response from Dr. Rubin himself!