Living with diabetes is a balancing act of monitoring blood glucose, food intake, and medication. It makes sense that individuals who have diabetes do best when they understand their condition and how to control it.
The Johns Hopkins Guide to Diabetes is a comprehensive and easy-to-read guide to this complex condition, answering questions such as: What are the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes? How are the different forms of this disease treated? Can gestational diabetes become a permanent condition? Can diabetes ever be managed successfully with diet and exercise alone?
The second edition of this valued resource includes up-to-date information on* How diabetes is diagnosed* The two types of diabetes* The role of genetics * Improvements in blood glucose measurement* Good nutrition and regular exercise* Insulin and non-insulin medications* Insulin pumps* The emotional side of diabetes* How families are affected and how they can help* What to do if diabetes affects your work* Complications from head to toe
Written by a team of Johns Hopkins diabetes specialists, this authoritative guide will help people who have diabetes work effectively with their care team to control their diabetes and maintain good health.
Christopher D. Saudek, M.D., was a professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and founder of the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Center. Richard R. Rubin, Ph.D., CDE, was a professor of medicine and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a staff member at the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Center and the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Diabetes Clinic. Thomas W. Donner, M.D., is an associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and is director of the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Center.
PrefaceAcknowledgmentsPart I: Understanding Diabetes1. The Diagnosis of Diabetes: Making It and Hearing It2. Types of DiabetesPart II: Controlling Diabetes3. Goals of Treatment and How to Reach Them4. Blood Glucose Monitoring5. Hypoglycemia6. Introduction to Nutrition Therapy: Planning and Understanding the Diet7. Weight Control: Why It Matters and How to Do It8. Special Considerations in Nutrition Therapy9. Exercise and Diabetes10. Treating Type 2 Diabetes with Non-insulin Medications11. Treating Diabetes with Insulin12. Types of Insulin13. Insulin PumpsPart III: Living with Diabetes14. The Emotional Side of Diabetes15. Lessons for Families Who Live with Diabetes16. Dealing with Psychological Problems17. Interacting with Health Care Professionals18. Interacting with the Health Care System19. Employment and DiabetesPart IV: Complications20. Systemic Symptoms21. Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Hyperosmolar Coma22. Hardening of the Arteries23. Diabetic Eye Disease24. Diabetic Kidney Disease25. Diabetic Neuropathy26. Diabetes and the Foot27. Diabetes and the SkinPart V: Sexuality, Pregnancy, and Genetics28. Diabetes and Sexuality29. Diabetes and Pregnancy30. The Genetics of DiabetesPart VI: The Future of Care31. Diabetes Research32. The PrognosisIndex