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Having done the DAFNE (Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating) course, I feel that this book covers much of the same ground, but then takes diabetes management to another level. Although I have reasonably good control of my type 1 diabetes, I feel that it will only improve having read this.
There are numerous grammar and punctuation errors that will hopefully be corrected in future editions, but despite this, it is still an easy read and the information presented appears to be factual. I've recommended it to others who have similarly found it beneficial.
What I would like to see in a future edition are:
All BG readings presented in both the American format of mg/dL and the non-American measurement of mmol/L. Constantly converting values from the American format to the format I am used to became quite draining.
Notes of exceptions to the rule. E.g. Ginger states that to obtain the total carbs in a meal, dietary fibre needs to be deducted from the total carbs. This is the case in the US, but is not the case in Australia (and other countries) where dietary fibre has already been removed from the total carbs value on a nutrition panel.
Overall. this is the most helpful book I have found on helping me to manage type 1 diabetes. Highly recommended.
The book is written by power lifter Ginger Vieira, who has had type 1 diabetes for over 25 years. She guides the reader from a place of understanding the challenges of managing diabetes...which she no doubt does. She believes that there is a reason behind every blood glucose result. With this knowledge she has been able to remove her feelings of anger, frustration, or discouragement with her numbers. Viera seeks to teach you to do the same and provides support to accomplish this throughout her book.
Vieira creates logical dialogue from page one. She is intent on educating the reader. To accomplish this she uses everyday scenarios to explain, for example, how the body works with type 1 diabetes. She returns many times to a central example: the body as a pizza shop. Sounds funny, but it works! From insulin and body weight, to various case studies with an extensive cast, she explains each situation to unmask the mystery of diabetes.
Viera believes Your Diabetes Science Experiments can be created around any time of day or situation where you experience of unwanted high or low blood glucose results. She notes every high or low number isn't good, bad, or even perfect. It's all just information to input into your ongoing science experiment: YOU.
The book provides the author's personal results and details her diabetes experiments and results for various situations.
Vieira provides a wealth of information, equations and number crunching. This has the potential to be overwhelming if you're just entering the world of diabetes management. However, it's clear Viera's intent is to provide inspiration in the exactness of these experiments and results.
This is a very complete book which can serve as an ongoing resource as your questions arise. The book even includes a glossary which provide not just definitions, but explanations. Your Diabetes Science Experiment is a logical guide to aid you in your quest to determine the science and reason within your numbers.