Managing a chronic disease like diabetes can be overwhelming--especially if you're among the 1.7 million Americans who are newly diagnosed each year. Here is easy-to-read, steady advice in this newly updated book, written by the experts, so you can live well with diabetes, not just manage it. What to Expect When You Have Diabetes is a reliable companion for when you're swamped with questions but also have more information than you can absorb. The information in this book is geared especially toward people with type 2 diabetes, primarily because 90--95 percent of those with diabetes have type 2. Type 1 is more rare, but most of the treatment and lifestyle suggestions given here are helpful for both. A Q&A format, organized by topic for quick reference, provides authoritative but understandable answers to a range of questions, such as: Is diabetes a dangerous disease? Should I tell my supervisor and coworkers that I have diabetes? Will the medication I'm taking for depression affect my blood sugar? This book is a perfect companion to a health-care team and is sure to become a trusted reference as you live with diabetes.
The American Diabetes Association is on a mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The ADA is the nation's leading health organization funding research, providing information, and advocating for people with diabetes. The organization is based in Alexandria, Virginia.