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Diabetes For Dummies (UK Edition) [Paperback]

Alan L. Rubin MD , Dr. Sarah Jarvis GP
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Book Description

18 Feb 2011
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.

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  • Paperback: 424 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 3rd UK Edition edition (18 Feb 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470977116
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470977118
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 18.4 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,309 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

Discover how to live well and feel great with diabetes Whether you′re newly diagnosed with diabetes or you′ve been living with it for years, this family–friendly guide will help provide all the information you need to take control of your diabetes. Updated with the latest treatment options, this new edition explores how to spot the early signs of pre–diabetes, and prevent its progression to diabetes. Covering everything from the causes, symptoms and side effects to treatments, diet and exercise, this book delivers sound advice on staying fit and feeling great. Spot the warning signs – learn how to detect pre–diabetes and get expert advice on the best ways of dealing with the onset of diabetes Take care of yourself – discover how to prevent future health complications and get the facts on how diabetes affects your body Stay healthy – manage your diet and exercise your way to a healthy lifestyle Hunt down the truth – dispel the myths and discover the facts about living with diabetes Open the book and find: How to spot pre–diabetes Tips for preventing and treating hypoglycaemia Ways to battle short–term complications Advice on preventing long–term difficulties Tips for a balanced diet The facts about diabetes medication Advice on coping with diabetes in later years Practical tips for parenting a child with diabetes Learn to: Recognise pre–diabetes and preventprogression to diabetes Understand and manage diabetes on a daily basis Prevent long–term health complications Choose a diet plan that works for you

About the Author

Dr Alan L Rubin is a diabetes specialist. Dr Sarah Jarvis has been a GP for 20 years. She is the resident doctor on both BBC′s The One Show and on Radio 2, as well as writing regular columns for Good Housekeeping and My Weekly magazines. Sarah has a particular interest in diabetes and cardiovascular disease and chairs the Health Care Committee of HEART UK, the cholesterol charity.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First look at Diabetes 2 6 Aug 2011
I have bought a number of "Guides for Dummies" on a wide variety of topics not to do with health, and this was up to the very high standard of all others.It is a very helpful and informative first book for those diagnosed with Raised Blood glucose levels; there is a section devoted to recipes which I have tried and my family have enjoyed, even those who do not have my condition. The only adverse comment is the size of the meals - for much larger numbers of people so they have to be scaled down. Some can be divided up and frozen in suitable sizes, but not all.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for new diabetics 3 Dec 2011
By Ronkira
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We recently found out my hubby is a diabetic. This was the first book I bought (out of 5) and the only one we refer to for answers. It is informative and so easy to read. Definitely a must for newbie diabetics.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Diabetes for dummies 23 April 2011
By Bobby55
I found this book very informative and a great help for me as I come to terms with this disease.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good started guide 6 April 2013
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It can be quite daunting when you are first diagnosed with diabetes and this book definitely helps you understand the condition in easy to follow language and you can pass it onto other family members to read so they understand your condition better
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb buy 17 Mar 2013
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There are other books that you can buy but this one is both up to date and very comprehensive. I have found it invaluable in understanding and dealing with the necessary life changes which are the inevitable consequence of being diagnosed with T2 Diabetes.
I would not hesitate to recommend this book (especially the Kindle edition!) to anyone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By MrsPaul
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Well written and easy to read yet chock-a-block with useful information for any pre-diabetic, diabetic, and family members (especially the wife of a male diabetic if she's the 'chief cook and bottle washer' in the family). The book is laid out in the standard Dummies fashion with sidebars, highlighted important information, and the icons. The book can be read cover-to-cover or used as a reference as the table of contents and the index are comprehensive - the reader can use either to go straight to the info needed.

All aspects from pre-diabetes to living with Type1 and 2 diabetes (T1D, T2D) are covered: symptoms, testing and aging with diabetes to occupational and driving issues plus discerning what of the myths and fads are useful (or dangerously not). The appendixes are very good too; in particular the mini-cookbook and exchange appendixes serve as an excellent starting point for meal planning, and shows the diabetic that the balanced diet doesn't mean bland-boring-tasteless foods. The third appendix covers what is current (at time of publication) on the Internet.

My husband is being tested in two weeks - T2D complications killed his father in the late 90s. My husband is in his mid-fifties and is showing signs of at least pre-diabetes, this book is answering a lot of our questions. If his tests show he's pre-diabetic and not diabetic we will follow the lifestyle and diet changes to prevent it developing, if the test shows he has diabetes this book will be our Number2 reference as we cope - the GP and diabetes nurse being Number1 reference of course.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I purchased this for my brother, 15 Dec 2012
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I purchased this for my brother when he was very ill in hospital, unfortunately I lift it too late, but I am very pleased to say that the nurses that were looking after him read it and said it is a very good book. After my brother passed on they returned it to me I then gave it to a friend that has Diabetes, He has found it very useful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very impressed 7 Mar 2012
A very impressive and inspiring book. Clear, factual, informative and exactly what I needed following a diagnosis of Type 2. No fuss, no nonsense, but still occasionally humorous, it showed me the expected course of the disease and has put me firmly in the driving seat. The info in this book is going to make me understand what is happening, why, and how to give myself the best possible life within the constraints of diabetes.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book
I would recommend this book to people who have just got diabetes and also to people who have had it for a while. Read more
Published 7 days ago by H. Warren
4.0 out of 5 stars So far looks useful
Good so far now I can read it, will give more details in a couple of weeks.

When in black background mode the book is close to unreadable on Amazon's own tablet as the... Read more
Published 8 days ago by Andrew Mid Wales
5.0 out of 5 stars Diabetes for Dummies
I am recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and found it quite daunting to deal with at first. This book simplified everything for me and I am able to look through knowing I will... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Supersec
5.0 out of 5 stars Gift!
This was purchased for a friend who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.
There is a lot of information on what to do and don't do out there and this simplifies it all. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jools
5.0 out of 5 stars good buy
excellent clear info on all types of diabetes, a good buy for the newly diagnosed, and a good price too
Published 6 months ago by Mrs Nicola Crane
4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful Advice
I have used this easy to read and understand book, for a brother recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Read more
Published 8 months ago by MAllin
5.0 out of 5 stars diabetes
I have just been diagnosed with this condition and have many of the dummy books they are well layed out and easy reading as you can pick and choose what to read first
Published 10 months ago by lulu
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent very informative
this book has all the information required for a newly diagnosed diabetic.
very helpful, you can read the whole thing or dip in and out for the information you require. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Kay Jarrett
5.0 out of 5 stars diabetes
this is a good value book, which is very informative and educational, and can also be used as a practical reference guide.
Published 11 months ago by Mr. Graham J. Jones
4.0 out of 5 stars a lot of info
a lot of info to take in, but put in plan words. if new to diabetes this is a very good start
Published 11 months ago by d whitear
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