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Diabetes for Dummies, 2nd Edition
By Dr. Alan L. Rubin

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Diabetes for Dummies, 2nd Edition
By Alan L. Rubin, MD
Thorndike Press, Large Print Edition (2007)
ISBN 10: 0-7862-9441-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-7862-9441-1
Genre: Health

Reviewed by Auggie Moore - February 17, 2009

You've been diagnosed with Diabetes, what do you do next? First off, learn all you can about the disease. You'll soon discover that with exercise, changes in your diet, proper medications when needed, and by checking your blood sugar regularly, that you can effectively manage your diabetes and live a full, and active life! Dr. Alan L. Rubin is an endocrinologist and author of the Diabetes Cookbook for Dummies (unfortunatley, this cookbook is not yet available in large print) and in his book, Diabetes for Dummies, he has authored an accessible guide to understanding and managing your diabetes.

The new, second edition of this essential guide has been fully revised and update and now includes additional information on type 2 diabetes in children. This large print edition of the best-selling book is printed in a large and easy to read 16-point font, which makes this book accessible to both those with low vision as well as for those who simply prefer the ease of reading a book with a large print size.

Diabetes for Dummies is a must-read book for anyone with diabetes, is at risk for diabetes, or who has a family member with the disease. Dr. Rubin discusses the onset of diabetes and how it is diagnosed and treated. He also describes how diabetes affects the body, including possible complications such as hypoglycemia, ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar syndrome, kidney disease, diabetic retinopathy, neuropathy, heart disease, diabetic foot disease, and more. He also walks, step-by-step, through the process of designing an effective life-style plan that explains the how and why of glucose monitoring, developing a diet and exercise plan, the various medications that can be used to treat diabetes, and how to take a lead role in your own medical care. Dr. Rubin also discusses special issues that can arise when diabetes affects children, the elderly, pregnant women, and those with additional health problems. Health insurance and new treatment options are also covered. Also included in this guide to living with diabetes, is a mini-cookbook that includes a range of mouth-watering recipes that will delight the entire family. You'll also find an exchange list for foods, an extensive list of internet resources, and a handy glossary of terms.

If you are looking to gain a solid understanding of what diabetes is, and how you can manage it - rather than letting your diabetes manage you, Diabetes for Dummies is the book for you. From building a personal support system to preventing long-term complications, this book will provide you with a solid foundation upon which you can start reshaping your life, and from which you can embark upon a more detailed and in-depth study of diabetes.

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