American Diabetes Association – What To Expect When You Have Diabetes

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American Diabetes Association – What To Expect When You Have DiabetesWhat to Expect When You Have Diabetes by American Diabetes Association
Published by Good Books on 2008-06-01
Genres: Diabetes, Diseases, Health & Fitness
Pages: 220
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Here's sound, steadying advice about diabetes, written by the experts at the American Diabetes Association, so you can live well with diabetes, not just manage it. Managing a chronic disease like diabetes can be overwhelming, even frightening—especially if you're among the 1.5 million Americans who are newly diagnosed each year. Now there's sound, steadying advice written by the experts, so you can live well with diabetes, not just manage it. What to Expect When You Have Diabetes is a worthy companion amid the glut of questions. This go-to guide with a can-do approach makes understanding diabetes easier. A Q&A format, organized by topic for quick reference, provides authoritative answers in straightforward language to a range of questions: Is diabetes a dangerous disease? Should I tell my boss and coworkers that I have diabetes? What should I do if I forget to take my diabetes pills? How do I reduce fat in a meal when I eat at a restaurant? This repository of information makes the perfect companion to a health-care team. This book will become a trusted reference for ongoing care.

This book is split up in to 170 different questions, questions like:

  • Can I catch diabetes from someone else?
  • Why should I work so hard to improve my blood-sugar level?
  • How will alcohol affect my blood sugar?
  • I easily get overwhelmed with decisions. Would I do better if I had planned meals?
  • Why is fat in food so bad?
  • How can I make my favourite recipes lower in fat?
  • How can I reduce fat in a meal when I eat at a restaurant?

This book is ok, but subscribes to the false, 80’s propaganda that fat is bad for you. Someone asking the question “Can I catch diabetes from someone else?” probably will buy this book and treat every chapter as the whole truth, furthering the pro-carbohydrate and anti-fat lies that are probably the route cause of the global obesity and diabetes epidemic.

This is a shame as the Mayo clinic, who put this book together, should really be more on point.

two-stars