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.
Great strides have been taken since the book’s first publication; this new edition will include the following updates: new foreword; addendum to the ‘evolution of diabetes care’ to include current technologies; elimination of insulins and medications that are no longer in use or available commercially; inclusion of medications that can be used in conjunction with insulin for managing glycemia; updates to product photos throughout; inclusion of the incretin mimetics-injectables used to supplement insulin’s actions; shortening/condensing of chapters 1-4; inclusion of new insulin formulations and combinations; inclusion of a thorough section on continuous glucose monitoring; and, updating the resource listings with emphasis on online resources
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