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Type 1 Diabetes for Dummies


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Introduction 1 Part I: Defining Type 1 Diabetes 9 Chapter 1: Dealing with Type 1 Diabetes 11 Chapter 2: Recognizing Type 1 Diabetes 19 Chapter 3: Excluding Other Types of Diabetes 31 Part II: Considering the Consequences of Type 1 Diabetes 43 Chapter 4: Overcoming Short-Term Complications 45 Chapter 5: Preventing Long-Term Complications 61 Chapter 6: Handling Emotional Effects 83 Part III: Treating Type 1 Diabetes 97 Chapter 7: Undergoing Essential Tests and Monitoring Blood Glucose 99 Chapter 8: Eating a Healthy Diet 127 Chapter 9: Exercising to Improve Control of Type 1 Diabetes 151 Chapter 10: Understanding the Basics of Using Insulin 171 Chapter 11: Delivering Insulin with a Pump 193 Chapter 12: Getting a Grip on Other Drugs and Treatments 207 Chapter 13: Surveying Kidney, Pancreas, and Pancreatic Islet Transplants 221 Part IV: Living with Type 1 Diabetes 237 Chapter 14: Adjusting to School, Work, and Other Activities 239 Chapter 15: Managing Illness and Travel 251 Chapter 16: Going through Pregnancy and Menopause 261 Chapter 17: Controlling Type 1 Diabetes in the Elderly 277 Part V: The Part of Tens 291 Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Involve Kids in Their Own Diabetes Care 293 Chapter 19: Ten Commandments for Good Diabetes Management 301 Chapter 20: Ten Myths about Type 1 Diabetes 309 Chapter 21: Ten of the Latest Discoveries in Type 1 Diabetes 317 Part VI: Appendixes 325 Appendix A: Glossary 327 Appendix B: Resources for the Latest Information 335 Index 343

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Alan L. Rubin, MD, is a physician in private practice and the author of the bestselling Diabetes For Dummies, Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies, and Thyroid For Dummies.

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