Whether young, old, type 1, type 2, gestational, newly diagnosed, long-time sufferer, caretaker, or loved one, millions of people are afflicted and affected by diabetes. The CDC estimates 9.3% of the population in the U.S. and Canada have diabetes, with millions more being prediabetic. From scientific explanations of the effects of diabetes on the human body to monitoring, maintaining, exercising, and eating right, The Handy Diabetes Answer Book provides detailed information on the research and science on the disease, as well as advice on coping with the burden. It shows how―and why―the disease affects the body, and provides glimpses of historical and contemporary figures with diabetes. It explains who is most at risk and points to the differences experienced at various life stages. It demonstrates how to cope―and live well―through food, exercise and lifestyle choices.
The Handy Diabetes Answer Book is the go-to guide for diabetics, prediabetics, their loved ones and caretakers. An easy-to-use and informative reference, it brings the complexity of the illness into focus and provides practical assistance for managing the malady through well-researched answers to over 950 common questions, such as What were some early common treatments for patients with diabetes? What are some other eating challenges that can affect an older person with diabetes? What are the early warning signs of type 1 diabetes? Did writer Ernest Hemingway suffer from hemochromatosis? How do “energy drinks” affect a person’s blood glucose levels? What are some tips for a person with diabetes when they go shopping for food? What food additives should a person with diabetes be aware of consuming? What should a person with diabetes look for on a restaurant menu? What recent study tried to find a way to reverse type 2 diabetes?