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Completely revised and updated, this is the essential guide to managing day-to-day issues for diabetics who use insulin. Dozens of books offer advice on managing diabetes, but few focus specifically on the day-to-day issues facing those who use insulin. In this fully updated and revised second edition, Gary Scheiner, a certified diabetes educator and himself an insulin user himself since 1985, gives you the tools to 'think like a pancreas' - that is, to successfully master the art and science of matching insulin to the body's ever-changing needs. Free of medical mumbo jumbo, comprehensive, and packed with useful information not readily available in other books, "Think Like a Pancreas" discusses: day-to-day blood glucose control and monitoring; designing an insulin program to best match your lifestyle; measuring insulin to carbohydrate intake and physical activity; the pluses and minuses of different insulin-delivery methods; optimal management of diabetes using an insulin pump; hypoglycemia-the best ways to avoid it and treat it; the impact of emotions, stress, illness, and aging; making the best use of your health care team and community resources; plus, dozens of other issues that everyone taking insulin needs to understand and master.
diabetes through the looking glass
Publication Date: 27 July 2009
There are many books about how to manage diabetes, but this is the first to explain how exactly a child feels about growing up with diabetes and all that goes with it. Using the first hand experience of the author and other young interviewees at various stages of childhood, this book gives a unique insight into the emotional aspects of learning to deal with diabetes, and gives parents the opportunity to better understand diabetes from the child's point of view.
francine kaufman
type 1 diabetes Ragnar

Everyone's favourite book for kids and young adults with Type 1!

It is an incredible book, which deals in depth with every detail of diabetes care in young people and it never ducks any issues. --Dr Charles Fox, Consultant Physician at Northampton General Hospital

This book must be successful if it can run into a fifth edition and of course it is. When I was in a busy children s diabetes clinic I supplied this book for borrowing or purchase by many parents and they gained enormously by having it available. It is packed full of good practical advice to help parents and young people deal with their difficult condition successfully. --Dr Peter Swift, Consultant Paediatrician, Leicester Royal Infirmary

Its strengths lie in its ability to connect with the reader, ability to explain and make the reader understand medical knowledge in a clear and concise manner. A wide array of topics are covered, making this book a unique reference book for the patient. The illustrations are wonderful and yet simple in their approach and complement the text in a beautiful way. And further the book provides up-to-date and accurate information. This is an incredible book - both to patients (either children or adolescents or even adults) and to their carers and parents. Some of the complex medical thoughts and ideas are expressed in a simple way using a direct narrative style, accompanied by excellent yet simple illustrations and diagrams. I have recommended this book to patients and trainees in the past and will continue to recommend it in the future too! --BMA Medical Book Awards


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