“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 an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
As one of the country’s leading endocrinologists, Alan Rubin could be expected to know a lot about diabetes. — Rick Mendosa, Diabetes Journalist, www.mendosa.com/diabetes.htm
At last, a diabetes book for everyone. Dr. Rubin is superb at translating the issues of diabetes into plain English. — G. Robert Hampton, M.D., Retinal Specialist on the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Public Information Committee, Syracuse, NY
Diabetes For Dummies is a wonderfully written book and will become the companion book for all diabetics and their families. — Michael D. Goldfield, M.D. Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
Filled with wit and wisdom, this book will teach you the Ten Commandments of Diabetes Care, which can help add life to your years…and years to your life. — Dr.
This lively and lucid guide will provide you the information you need to leap to the peaks of understanding diabetes. — June Biermann & Barbara Toohey
This lively and lucid tell-it-all guide will provide you with the information you need to leap from the depths of diabetes ignorance to the peaks of understanding. — June Biermann and Barbara Toohey, Founders and Editors-in-Chief of diabetes.com –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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* Paperback: 408 pages
* Publisher: For Dummies; 3 edition (August 4, 2008)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0470270861
* ISBN-13: 978-0470270868
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