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Think Like a Pancreas: A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes with Insulin--Completely Revised and Updated Paperback – January 24, 2012
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Think Like a Pancreas covers essentially anything and everything you'd need to know about living with diabetes.”
This highly practical, humorous, and detailed guide covers it all.”
Eat Healthy, Live Well (blog), 3/8/12In his down-to-earth approach he offers a plethora of innovative out-of-the-box tips for taking care of the everyday, literal and figurative, ups and downs of diabetes using insulin a terrific addition to your diabetes bookshelf.” Library Journal, 3/29/12Striking a balance between a casual and professional tone, Scheiner presents this material in an approachable manner Recommended for public and consumer health libraries, especially those with the first edition.”
So readable that I found myself wanting to read every word of it when I picked it up with the intention of just skimming through it The best guidance anywhere for people using insulin or thinking about it.”
Diabetes Forecast, February 2014
With the author's amiable voice and reasonable take on diabetes management, this is a far cry from a stuffy disease book.”
2014 Diabetes Educator of the Year, American Association of Diabetes Educators
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Unfortunately this book's content is pretty elementary. It would be an improvement over the pamphlet you got when you were first diagnosed, but it would certainly be useful only in the first 6 mos - 1 year or so, and then only if your lifestyle is pretty plain vanilla. If you work unusual hours or rotate shifts, if you travel constantly or have a job with loads of stress, if you're extremely athletic, if you have other health issues that seriously affect control, if you're determined to go for tight control, this is not the book for you.
Scheiner skips the hands-on details of how to do a lot of things (like down-and-dirty details of adjusting basals and boluses for pump users in complex scenarios). He gives the Readers Digest version but not the super-detailed version. As you'll see throughout the book, Scheiner would like you to consult with his diabetes practice to deal with these trickier situations. Just my personal opinion, but I don't think plugs for your business belong in the actual content of a book like this. If you want to plug your diabetes consulting practice, stick it on a separate page at the front or back of the book.
*MY* advice for complicated scenarios is that you need a DIFFERENT book, Pumping Insulin: Everything You Need to Succeed on an Insulin Pump. This is an invaluable and unique toolbox for anyone with Type 1. I think we have bought the last three editions and in each edition Walsh and Roberts have added new tidbits and suggestions (and I am not usually someone who shells out for multiple editions of the same book).
As I said in a comment, Pumping Insulin is truly like the doc/CDE you WISH you had but can never find. My hubby is an ultramarathoner, triathlete, century cyclist and the PI book has been extremely helpful in troubleshooting lows after all-day training/events, figuring out how best to adjust boluses and basals and food for different activities (swimming and running - very different!) and so forth.
(Sheri Colberg's Diabetic Athlete's Handbook, 2d ed, is also very useful for Type 1 people who are seriously physically active, but if I could only have one book, I'd take PI over Diabetic Athlete. And I wouldn't bother with Think Like A Pancreas at all.]
The only downside of PI is that it is for smart people who aren't scared of numbers. It's not for Everydiabetic. It's for folks who want tight control and have the brains and analytical affinity to dive in. It's the ultimate self-management book.
If that's not you, that's cool - but Think Like A Pancreas isn't going to do the trick for you either, unless you're one of those "plain vanilla" folks I mentioned above.
Author Scheiner, cover Dietary Discipline.. For Example "Spacing meals and snacks at least three hours apart will help you keep your blood sugar levels close to normal".
Finally, this book is about insulin adjustment, carbs counting, self-monitoring bloodsugar, Record keeping of sugar levels, exercise, motivation. The author himself is diabetic, therefore, he covers every aspect of a diabetic individuals will come across, the problems of diabetic and how to deal with it...
My father has lived with T1D for 60 years and he is now reading Think Like a Pancreas. He has firsthand (and finger) experience with the technology of yore - also detailed in TLAP - and is now looking into CGM and other advances. This book has been a revelation for my family, and I can't recommend it enough.