Diabetes education is a process, the key to which is establishing a therapeutic relationship with the individual. The overall goal of diabetes education is to enhance the individual’s health capability, including their ability to solve problems and apply the learning to self-care. Thus, diabetes education is an interactive process of teaching and learning where information is co-generated. This innovative and thought-provoking new book explores the ‘how’ of diabetes education, rather than the ‘what’ and the ‘why’. Diabetes Education: Art, Science and Evidence helps healthcare practitioners teach diabetes effectively from diagnosis onwards and ensure people living with diabetes receive individualised support and information. It enables practitioners and educators to examine and reflect on their practice when managing the person with diabetes. Bringing together all the thinking and experience of the diabetes journey in one text, this book is essential reading for all practitioners and students involved in diabetes care. SPECIAL FEATURES: Features short stories, case studies, illustrative quotes, practice points and reflection points throughout Edited by an internationally renowned expert in the field Contributions from some of the world’s leading diabetes educators This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.
This new and completely revised third edition is a concise, systematic and highly practical guide to the care of patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Clinically and problem-based, it covers emergency, inpatient and ambulatory diabetes care in the hospital and community, focusing particularly on difficult, grey and contentious areas of management, and seeks to guide advanced practitioners through problems that are not always emphasised. Up to date clinical trial results have been incorporated, as well as concise discussions of lifestyle approaches to diabetes management, and it includes a new chapter on psychological problems in diabetes. It is now fully referenced with PubMed PMID numbers and all HbA1c measurements are quoted in DCCT and IFCC units. It will be valuable for foundation year and specialist trainees in general medicine, diabetes and endocrinology; community and hospital diabetes specialist nurses and nurse practitioners; hospital-based ward staff in specialist and non-diabetes-specialist departments, especially cardiology and emergency medicine; and general practice diabetes leads and general practitioners with a specialist diabetes interest. It will be equally valuable for hands-on reference use in the clinical situation, and for clinicians in hospital medicine and general practice studying for postgraduate diplomas and examinations.
The straight facts on treating diabetes successfully With diabetes now considered pandemic throughout the world, there have been enormous advances in the field. Now significantly revised and updated, this new edition of Diabetes For Dummies includes the latest information on diabetes medications and monitoring equipment, new findings about treating diabetes in the young and elderly, new ways to diagnose and treat long- and short-term complications, updated nutritional guidelines, new tools for measuring blood sugar and delivering insulin to the body, and much more. There's no question that the burden of diabetes is increasing globally: it's estimated that 387 million people worldwide are living with diabetes, and that staggering number is expected to increase an additional 205 million+ by 2035. If you or a loved one is part of this overwhelming statistic, you can take comfort in the sensitive and authoritative information provided in this hands-on guide. From monitoring and maintaining your glucose to understanding the importance of exercising and eating right—and everything in between—Diabetes For Dummies takes the guesswork out of living with diabetes and empowers you to take control and keep your life on a healthy track. Reduce your risk of diabetes complications Discover the latest and the tried-and-true options for monitoring blood sugar Get up to speed on the various diabetes medications and lifestyle strategies Improve diabetes control and overall health If you're one of the millions of diabetics or pre-diabetics in search of an accessible and up-to-date resource to help you manage this disease, Diabetes For Dummies is the trusted guide you'll turn to again and again.
Delicious recipes and expert cooking tips for diabetics Having diabetes doesn't mean having to abandon great food. Diabetes Cookbook For Canadians For Dummies, Updated Edition offers an abundance of delicious recipes that will help diabetics and prediabetics enjoy meals and manage their diabetes. Based on the most recent edition of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Diabetes Management, this new cookbook includes over 100 additional recipes and updated coverage on the latest drugs for diabetes management and new guidelines for target blood glucose levels. Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies offers valuable information for diabetics and anyone who cooks for diabetics. The authors offer meal planning suggestions, shopping tips, and even plot out a month of diverse and unexpected menus, including mouth-watering full-color photos of some of the delicious meals. Learn to cook meals you love that will comply with proper diabetes management Expand your culinary range with new interpretations of traditional dishes Make managing your diabetes more enjoyable with exciting menu options Learn how to make meal planning and preparation part of your daily routine This updated cookbook, a companion to the bestselling Diabetes For Canadians For Dummies, 3rd Edition offers delicious and easy-to-prepare recipes that will help readers manage their diabetes.
Get the facts on treating diabetes successfully and living a full and active life As Canada's ultimate diabetes resource, this helpful guide returns with a new edition—thoroughly revised and updated with the latest guidelines from the Canadian Diabetes Association, along with new medical findings. Offering you reassuring guidance for putting together a state-of-the-art diabetes treatment program, this friendly-yet-informative book walks you through all the advances in monitoring glucose, the latest medications, ways to juggle diabetes with daily commitments, and how to develop a diet and exercise plan to stay healthy. Packed with helpful advice, Diabetes For Canadians For Dummies, Third Edition explores the newest data about the diagnosis and treatment of people with diabetes, including children and women during pregnancy. The author duo puts their years of diabetes expertise to use by deciphering information from recent studies that provide new insights into how diabetes affects the body and walks you through the latest drugs used to treat this manageable disease. Teaches you how to identify the symptoms that require urgent attention and how to subsequently treat the problem Reassures you of what to do during pregnancy to help ensure a healthy baby Shares advice for finding the right health care providers, from your family physician to your diabetes nurse educator to your dietician, and more Addresses concerns regarding driving with hypoglycemia Discusses the latest connection between the brain and diabetes and looks at new nutritional data from the latest version of Canada's Food Guide Diabetes For Canadians For Dummies, Third Edition features new nutritional data, facts on prediabetes, and advice for prevention tactics, all of which provide you with an arsenal of information that will help you manage your diabetes confidently and wisely.
Expertly authored by the world’s leading specialists in the field, Prevention of Diabetes is the definitive guide for better preventative diabetes care. Using an evidence-based approach, it outlines the very latest in the identification of people at high risk for type 2 diabetes and how best to use interventional methods such as screening at-risk individuals, pharmaceutical intervention and lifestyle changes. In addition, it will provide healthcare professionals with the clinical knowledge required to clearly identify the early symptoms of diabetes, enabling them to provide their patients with better clinical care and helping avoid the onset of full-blown diabetes. Also covered are both the health economics of establishing, and the methods of implement/delivering targeted prevention programmes into clinical and health care practice, based on the vast experience of the editors due to their involvement in such programmes. Prevention of Diabetes provides clear and expert information in a practical, accessible way, and is ideal reading for all those with an interest in the prevention of diabetes and obesity, such as public health workers, specialists in diabetes and obesity, and GP’s seeing patients with early onset or pre-diabetes symptoms.
‘This remarkably comprehensive book reflects the depth of knowledge and experience of its author and will assist nurses in the process of diabetes management. I wholeheartedly recommend this text to all health professionals whether working directly in, or on, the fringe of diabetes. ‘ From the foreword by Marg McGill, Chair, International Diabetes Federation Consultative Section on Diabetes Education Care of People with Diabetes is an essential guide to the care and management of people with diabetes mellitus, with particular emphasis on the acute care setting. It is written by an experienced clinical nurse specialist with extensive knowledge of evidence-based diabetes care. The book serves as an essential companion to clinical practice for nurses and health professionals. This third edition of Care of People with Diabetes has been extensively revised, and includes new information on smoking cessation, diabetes and driving, coeliac disease and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Key features: Fully revised new edition of a successful text Provides the evidence for best practice Includes protocols for consistent care and improvement of patient outcomes Each chapter includes lists of key points, boxes highlighting key information, further reading, patient information, and patient care sheets.
Your essential guide to managing diabetes successfully and living a full life Don't just survive – thrive! Diabetes For Dummies, 3rd Australian edition, brings you right up to date with the latest research, treatment and management approaches for all types of diabetes. This book is essential reading whether you have diabetes yourself or are supporting a friend or relative with the condition. Reduce your diabetes risk – understand and avoid the causes of prediabetes and diabetes Recognise the importance of diet and exercise – adopt a healthy eating plan and exercise regime that works for you Keep on top of self-monitoring and medication – learn what's new in research and treatment in Australia, and what advances are on the horizon Deal with the emotional challenges of having diabetes – understand how your mental health affects your physical health and develop coping styles that work over the long term Prevent short-term and long-term complications – know how to deal with low or very high blood glucose and find out how diabetes can affect your kidneys, nervous system, heart and eyes Manage diabetes in children and older people – care for your child from infancy to self-management and help support the older person with diabetes Get the support you need – know which organisations to turn to for help and access reputable online support Open the book and find: How to identify the differences between type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes Explanations for the drugs used in diabetes management Tips for caring for your feet Advice on coping with diabetes before and during pregnancy Practical exercises for improving your mental health How to deal with on-the-job and insurance obstacles Ways to identify dodgy treatments and 'cures' Learn to: Manage your diabetes and live life to the full Eat a balanced diet and exercise for a healthier life Deal with the psychological effects of your condition Access the best online support
A clear explanation of the cause, diagnosis, and treatment of diabetes Written for a broad range of readers, including students, researchers, policymakers, health care providers, and diabetes patients and caregivers, this book explains the underlying biochemistry and physiology of diabetes mellitus. Each chapter contains a glossary that defines key terms, a summary that highlights essential concepts discussed in each section of the chapter, as well as a set of simple problems to help readers gain a richer and deeper understanding of diabetes, from its history to treatment options. Understanding Diabetes begins with an overview of the disease, its worldwide prevalence and cost, and its connection to the global obesity epidemic. The author then explores the history of diabetes, including the first documented description of the disease dating back to 3400 BCE in Ancient Egypt. The next chapter, A Glucose Metabolism Primer, sets forth the pathways for the metabolism of glucose. Next, the book covers: Regulation of glucose metabolism and glucose metabolism gone wrong Diabetes classification system Diagnosis, including current laboratory tests Complications, such as retinopathy, neuropathy, and cardiovascular disease Hereditary transmission Prevention and treatment, including emerging research Although a cure has still not been found, this book demonstrates that researchers are continuing to make major breakthroughs on all fronts in the fight against diabetes, including a better understanding of its causes and an improved ability to diagnose and treat the disease.
Discover how to eat a well-balanced diabetic diet Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies gives you everything you need to create healthy and diabetic-friendly meals. In this revised and updated edition, you'll discover how easy it is to manage diabetes through diet. With tons of new recipes—many of them vegetarian—and the latest information on diabetes testing, monitoring, and maintenance, this book will help guide you down a path to a healthier you. With an anticipated price tag close to $3.4 billion annually by the year 2020, diabetes is one of the costliest health hazards in the U.S. If you're one of the 25.8 million Americans suffering from diabetes, this hands-on, friendly guide arms you with the most up-to-date nutritional information and shows you how to start cooking—and eating—your way to better health. Offers 100+ new and revised diabetic recipes for every meal of the day Features changes in fat, carbohydrate, and protein recommendations that parallel the meal plan recommendations of the American Diabetes Association Covers how to make smart choices when eating out, shopping for food, and setting up a diabetic kitchen Introduces ways to involve diabetic children in meal planning and preparation If you're diabetic and want to learn how to make lifestyle changes that count, Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies shows you how the food you eat can help treat, prevent, and manage diabetes.
This edition of Diabetes: Chronic Complications provides both the experienced and trainee endocrinologist with easy-to-read, up-to-date practical guidance on the management of the many complications that can result from the onset of diabetes, such as kidney failure, cardiovascular disease, retinal failure, and cerebrovascular disease. Reflecting the rapid developments currently taking place in the field, the second edition introduces a brand-new section on liver complications in diabetes, additional material on mental health complications in the section on diabetes and the brain, coverage of dyslipidaemia and hypertension in the section on diabetes and the heart, five MCQ's in each section to help improve clinical skills, and a case study and key points summary box in every chapter.
Of all the complications which arise from diabetes, cardiovascular complications are by far the most prevalent and the most deadly. Authored by some of the world's leading names in this area, this outstanding book provides all those managing diabetic patients with clinical, practical and succinct guidance to the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular complications in diabetes. With a joint endocrinology and cardiology focus, and with the very latest in clinical guidelines from the ADA, EASD, AHA, ASC and ESC, selected highlights include: – The role of new biomarkers of cardiovascular disease in diabetes – The latest on diagnosis of cardiovascular problems via vascular imaging – Hypertension and cardiovascular disease in the diabetic patient – Dyslipidaemia and its management in type 2 diabetes – Management of thrombosis, acute coronary syndrome and peripheral arterial disease in diabetes Key points, case studies and self-assessment questions allow for rapid-reference, quick understanding of all topics, thus ensuring that this is perfect reading for endocrinologists, diabetes specialists and cardiologists of all levels managing patients with diabetes and associated cardiovascular problems.
Learn to live a full and active life with type 2 diabetes Type 2 diabetes is Australia's fast-growing chronic disease, yet it can be prevented with the right diet and regular exercise. Whether you have already been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or are pre-diabetic and hoping to avoid full-blown diabetes, this easy-to-understand book teaches you how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and good blood glucose control so that you can prevent long-term complications and live a full and active life. An author team of medical professionals, led by Professor Lesley Campbell and Dr. Alan Rubin, offers essential guidance and critical advice for taking preventative measures to avoid developing type 2 diabetes in the first place. For those who have already been diagnosed, the authors walk you through how to deal with type 2 and clearly explain how it affects your body. Highlights ways to manage the daily impact that type 2 has on your life and prevent long-term complications Devotes an entire chapter to foot care Explains glucose monitoring as well as medications that you should be familiar with Details a healthy eating and exercise plan for getting a handle on your type 2 diabetes Makes suggestions for additional resources so you can learn more about your diabetes With a focus on the specific concerns of type 2 diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes For Dummies is a reliable, locally relevant resource on diabetes management.
Clinical Dilemmas in Diabetes provides evidence-based clinical guidance on the most common and problematic areas of concern encountered in diagnosing, treating and managing patients with diabetes. Each chapter is highly topical and has been selected due to current interest, specific recent developments, and areas of controversy. This valuable guide provides assistance in managing the life-long treatment of diabetes and the complications that often develop in patients. Clinical Dilemmas in Diabetes guides the medical team in their decision-making, particularly when there are conflicts in the treatment for the disease and the complications. Part of the Clinical Dilemmas series, the well-focused chapter structure allows for quick retrieval of information, and each opens with a “Learning Points” box to aid easy assimilation of the main issues. With a leading team of contributors and editors, Professor Robert A. Rizza is the immediate Past-President of the American Diabetes Association. This book is perfect for use on the wards and clinics as well as for self-study by diabetologists, diabetes specialist nurses, endocrinologists, GPs and cardiologists.
Don't just survive – thrive! That's the message of this state-of-the-art guide to diabetes management. From causes, symptoms and side effects to treatments and diet, this book will help British diabetics understand all types of diabetes and delivers sound advice on staying fit and feeling great. The best-selling second edition has been updated to cover key information on managing pre-diabetes, plus new content on screening tests, medications and lifestyle advice. With additional information on the latest advances in therapy for diabetes and its complications, this new edition will make sure you're covered from every aspect.