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The Diabetic Male's Essential Guide to Living Well Hardcover – February 1, 1998
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From Library Journal
Because diabetes (DM) can be an overwhelming metabolic disorder, diabetics are uncommonly concerned with every aspect of their health. This book is unusual because Juliano has been coping with his DM for 30 years and is blind as a result of complications from diabetic retinopathy. However, as he states, each case of DM is uniquely related to the individual's genetic makeup. Overall, the single biggest medical problem in treating DM is patient compliance. Drawing from his own experience, Juliano emphasizes issues faced by male diabetics and how they need to learn and maintain positive attitudes to cope more successfully with the disease's progressive nature. A good purchase for consumer health collections.?James Swanton, Harlem Hosp. Lib., New York
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Dr. Juliano carefully explains the types of insulin and oral medications curretnly available, the latest treatment modalities, the importance of self-home blood glucose monitoring, and how to understand clinical blood chemistry panels. Throughout his explanations, he urges diabetics to be vigilant in monitoring their condition.
While Dr. Juliano meticulously details the medical specifics of treating diabetes, he also stresses the power of positive thinking and the importance of a mind-body approach to this-and every-disease.
Discipling the mind and working with it gives us control over our bodies, says Julino. To illustrate his point, he shares the story of his journey back to a healty, useful life after the trauma of going blind, losing his professional career, his recreational passions, his marriage and his independence.
In addition to offering advice on exercise and nutrition, Dr. Juliano addresses concerns specific to men, including male pattern baldness and impotence. He addresses the long-term effect diabetes can have on the eye, the kidney, and the vascular and nervous systems. A bibliography and an index are included as well as five appendices:
- male impotence and diabetes,
-the symptoms of low blood sugar,
-selected newsletters and journals on diabetes,
-other resources for diabetes,
-a resource guide to aids and appliances for the diabetic.
Joseph Juliano, M.D. is the co-author of The Diabetic's Innovative Cookbook: A Positive Approach to Living with Diabetes (Henry Holt, 1994) and the author of When Diabetes Complicates Your Life: Meeting the Challenge and Related Complications. He lives in Central Texas.