The Type 2 Diabetes Sourcebook (Sourcebooks) by David Drum, Terry Zierenberg

By David Drum, Terry Zierenberg

The most recent instructions for lasting well-being from the yank Diabetes organization thoroughly revised and up-to-date, this crucial source for individuals with diabetes contains new details at the upward push of kind 2 diabetes in kids, metabolic syndrome, and the latest suggestions for nutrition and workout. It additionally presents up to the moment findings at the new diabetes medicines out there and up-to-date lab try and medical perform instructions from the yankee Diabetes organization.

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I know now that you can do everything right and things can still go haywire. ” As she became more accomplished at self-management, Ruth swept like a tornado through her personal life, a supermom who worked full-time as an accountant, held a second job, raised two children as a single parent, attended college classes, sat on a hospital board, and maintained an active dating life. But five years after being diagnosed with diabetes, about the time her doctor wanted her to begin taking insulin, Ruth suffered a major heart attack.

You must choose to accept the recommendations. Participating in the creation of your treatment plan will help you integrate the plan into your life. Remember that you are a consumer of health-care services, and you should expect to get everything you pay for. Utilizing the combined educational skills of all the people on your medical team broadens the scope of your treatment and can make it more effective. Look for a team that pays attention to you, people who treat you like a person and not just another number.

This checklist is excerpted from The Joslin Guide to Diabetes. A Good Health-Care Team • They are knowledgeable about diabetes and its care. • They listen to your concerns and help you identify solutions to problems. • They are sensitive to the challenges of life with diabetes. • They return phone calls within an appropriate time. • They consult you and consider your lifestyle, likes, dislikes, and abilities when developing your diabetescare program. • They work with you to help maintain the best diabetes control possible.

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