The Handy Diabetes Answer Book

Editor/Author Barnes-Svarney, Patricia and Svarney, Thomas E.
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: Visible Ink Press

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-57859-597-6
Category: Health & Medicine - Medicine
Image Count: 145
Book Status: Available
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This useful resource shows how and why the disease affects the body and provides background on both the historical and contemporary figures who have battled against it. It explains who is most at risk and how the disease's symptoms can vary throughout life.

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Table of Contents

  • PHOTO SOURCES
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • INTRODUCTION TO DIABETES
  • Early Studies of Diabetes
  • Statistics and Diabetes
  • WHO GETS DIABETES?
  • Diabetes in Infants and Children
  • Diabetes in Teens through Young Adults
  • Diabetes in Middle-Aged Adults
  • Diabetes in Seniors
  • Diabetes’ Effects on Animals
  • TYPE 1 DIABETES
  • Blood Glucose Levels
  • Type 1 (or Type One or Type I) Diabetes
  • Possible Reasons for Type 1 Diabetes
  • Insulin and Type 1 Diabetes
  • Risks and Complications for People with Type 1 Diabetes
  • PREDIABETES AND TYPE 2 DIABETES
  • A Propensity toward Type 2 Diabetes
  • Lowering the Risk of Prediabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome
  • Risks of Type 2 Diabetes
  • OTHER TYPES OF DIABETES
  • Gestational and Pregestational Diabetes
  • Genes and Various Types of Diabetes
  • Other Lesser-Known Forms of Diabetes
  • Not Truly Diabetes
  • DIABETES AND BODY CONNECTIONS
  • Some Human Molecules and Diabetes
  • The Immune System, Infection, and Inflammation
  • Diabetes, HIV, and AIDS
  • Diabetes and Sleep
  • Diabetes and Smoking
  • Diabetes and Cancer
  • Diabetes and Allergies
  • DIABETES AND INSIDE THE HUMAN BODY
  • Inside the Human Body
  • Diabetes and the Senses: Touch, Hearing, Smell, and Taste
  • Diabetes and the Eyes
  • HOW DIABETES AFFECTS BONES, JOINTS, MUSCLES, TEETH, AND SKIN
  • Diabetes, Bones, and Joints
  • Diabetes and Muscles
  • Diabetes and Teeth
  • Diabetes and the Skin
  • Diabetes, Hair, and Nails
  • HOW DIABETES AFFECTS THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
  • Endocrine System and Diabetes
  • Adrenal Glands and Diabetes
  • Diabetes and the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands
  • Diabetes, Hormones, and the Pancreas
  • HOW DIABETES AFFECTS THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
  • The Nervous System and Diabetes
  • Diabetes and Neuropathy
  • The Brain and Diabetes
  • HOW DIABETES AFFECTS THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
  • Diabetes and the Heart
  • Diabetes, Arteries, and Veins
  • Diabetes and Blood Pressure
  • Diabetes and Blood
  • Diabetes, Blood Cholesterol, and Triglycerides
  • HOW DIABETES AFFECTS THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
  • What Is Digestion?
  • Diabetes and Fats
  • Diabetes and the Pancreas, Liver, and Gallbladder
  • HOW DIABETES AFFECTS THE URINARY SYSTEM
  • The Urinary System
  • Diabetes and the Kidneys
  • Diabetes and Urine
  • HOW DIABETES AFFECTS THE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM
  • Diabetes, Menstrual Cycle, and Females
  • Diabetes and Sex
  • DIABETES AND OBESITY
  • Obesity, Fat, and Diabetes
  • Obesity and Body Mass Index
  • Studies in Obesity
  • Obesity Research and Statistics
  • COPING WITH DIABETES
  • Diabetes and Emotional Health
  • Diabetes and Vaccinations
  • Enjoying the Outdoors
  • Diabetes and Traveling
  • Preparing for Disasters and Emergencies
  • Diabetes and Blood and Organ Donations
  • TAKING CHARGE OF DIABETES
  • Who Helps a Person with Diabetes?
  • Health Care Tests and Diabetes
  • Self-Monitoring Diabetes with Meters
  • Diabetes and Medication
  • Insulin
  • Monitoring for Hypoglycemia, Hyperglycemia, and Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Animal Help and Diabetes
  • DIABETES AND EXERCISE
  • General Exercise and Diabetes
  • Weather, Exercise, and Diabetes
  • Blood Glucose and Exercise
  • Exercise Wear and Diabetes
  • DIABETES AND NUTRITION
  • Nutrition Help for People with Diabetes
  • Diabetes and Vitamins
  • Diabetes and Minerals
  • DIABETES AND FOOD
  • Major Food Components and Diabetes
  • What Are Food Exchanges?
  • Diabetes and Glycemic Numbers
  • Diabetes and Carbohydrates
  • Diabetes, Fiber, and Fats
  • Managing Eating Habits
  • Sugar, Artificial Sweeteners, and Diabetes
  • Diabetes and Sodium (Salt)
  • Diabetes and Beverages
  • Diabetes and Fasting
  • Diabetes, Dieting, and Eating Disorders
  • SHOPPING FOR FOOD AND EATING OUT
  • Shopping and Reading Labels
  • Diabetes, Processed Foods, and Additives
  • Eating Out
  • THE FUTURE OF DIABETES
  • Health Care and Diabetes
  • Mitigating Diabetes
  • New Tests for Diabetes
  • Future Medicines to Treat Diabetes
  • New Ways of Treating Diabetes
  • The Future of Genetics and Diabetes
  • A Future without Diabetes?
  • RESOURCES, WEBSITES, AND APPS
  • Books and Magazines
  • Where to Find Diabetes Information
  • Diabetes Organizations and Facilities
  • Kids and Diabetes on the Internet
  • Large-Scale Diabetes Studies on the Internet
  • Diabetes Education on the Internet
  • U.S. Government Help on the Internet
  • Favorite Apps
  • APPENDIX A: LIST OF EXCHANGES IN FOODS
  • APPENDIX B: EXAMPLES OF GLYCEMIC INDEXES AND LOADS OF SOME COMMON FOODS
  • GLOSSARY