1 Meter Inflatable World Globe w/ Global Handbook

The 1 Meter EarthBall makes is great for parades, classrooms, or the home. It can be suspended from the North Pole for hanging purposes. Featuring the latest generation of NASA satellite imagery printed directly onto the globes surface, Inflatable EarthBalls are the most visually authentic world globes available anywhere. Each EarthBall displays NightGlow Cities, allowing you to see the worlds cities glowing brightly at night. (It Glows in the Dark) Fabricated using lightweight vinyl material that is electronically welded into inflatable globes, the inflatable EarthBall is portable, authentic, perfectly round and wrinkle free. Every 1 Meter (39.3 inches) inflatable EarthBall comes with the 20 page Global Handbook, chock full of games, activities informational resources for Earth adventurers of all ages.

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The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook (Merck Manual Home Health Handbook (Quality))

Now in paperback—the most comprehensive home health reference bestseller

Millions of people around the world have relied on The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook for quick access to authoritative, accessible health information. Written by more than 300 internationally respected medical experts, this comprehensive medical resource features extensive, up-to-date coverage of health care for newborns, the elderly, and everyone in between.

  • Contains reliable, up-to-date information on a broad range of medical conditions, illnesses, and situations, including accidents and injuries, aging, cancer, diabetes, digestive disorders, heart disease, mental health disorders, and many others
  • Covers men’s, women’s, pediatric (both newborns and older children), and geriatric health issues
  • Well organized and extensively indexed to make information easy to find
  • An extraordinary bargain at a penny a page

The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook is filled with essential medical information that’s both easy to find and easy to understand in order to help you communicate more effectively with your doctor, understand a diagnosis or treatment option, or simply know more about your health and the health of those you care about.


Diabetes Mellitus: A Practical Handbook

Updated to report on important breakthroughs in diabetes research and armed with the latest information about diet and drugs, this guide focuses on the everyday concerns of diabetics, teaching them how to balance diet, medication, and exercise for optimal health. Focus is provided on new drug delivery methods, including modern inhalers. Filled with illustrations, charts, tables, and worksheets, this is a proven, user-friendly resource for living with diabetes.


Bilberry & Lutein: The Vision Enhancers! Protect Against Cataracts, MacUlar Degeneration, Glaucoma, Retinopathy & Other Health Problems (Health lear (Health Learning Handbook)

Our eyes are perhaps our most delicate and sensitive organs. They are at high risk for damage, especially from UV rays and other causes of free radical damage.

Cataracts afflict approximately 29% of Americans between 65 and 74 years of age.

Age-related macular degeneration is the most common cause of severe visual impairment in older Americans. Approximately 1.7 million have decreased vision and 100,000 are blind from the disease.

Glaucoma afflicts over 2 million and has caused blindness in 120,000 people in the United States. It is the leading cause of blindness in African-Americans.

Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness for Americans under 60. Diabetics are 25 times more at risk for blindness than the generalpopulation.


Bilberry and Lutein are clinically proven to help protect against, slow down the progression of and even help reverse these and other common vision disorders. Get the facts on these powerful anti-oxidant vision enhancers!


The Born-Again Diabetic: The handbook to help you get your diabetes in control (again)

Much has been written about the explosion of diabetes on the world stage the 4,000 new cases a day we all know about, the millions of people unaware they have diabetes. But another epidemic is lurking. A silent shadow epidemic of diabetic patients who are identified and being treated, but for a variety of reasons have lost control and are slowly getting sicker and sicker with each passing day. You know who you are. This book is written for you: the previously diagnosed diabetic who has lost the edge, fallen off the wagon, or has lost hope and given up altogether. This book will give you control over your diabetes again. Its charter is to remind you of the things you forgot, update you on the things that have changed, and teach you the things you never learned. It s jam-packed with information, but it s written in an easy-to-read, conversational style laced with humor. We ll deal with the nuts and bolts of diabetes, the complications, the medications. We ll help you navigate the minefield of family, society, and economy. We ll give you, the out-of-control diabetic, the tools of knowledge and insight you need not just to survive, but to thrive. So now you understand our title. To be a born-again diabetic is not a religious experience. Rather, it is simply accepting what is and taking control again. Of diabetes. Of health. Of life.


The Type 2 Diabetes Handbook: Six Rules for Staying Healthy with Type 2 Diabetes

Based on the most recent research on Type 2 diabetes, this invaluable and practical health reference focuses on balancing diet, medication, and exercise to achieve optimal health. A host of potential complications of diabetes are discussed in detail, including eye-, kidney-, heart-, nerve-, and foot-related problems. Emotional aspects of being diabetic are also discussed. Filled with illustrations, charts, tables, and worksheets, this is a proven, user-friendly guide for living with and managing diabetes.


All New Atkins Diet Guide: This Ultimate Handbook On Diet Will Teach You Atkins Diet Basics, Excellent Ideas On Atkins Diet Program, Atkins Diet And … Atkins Diet Induction And A Whole Lot More!

The Atkins diet is not a new phenomenon. The diet first appeared in the late 1970s and has grown popularity in recent years in response to the low-fat diet craze. As dieters had trouble with low-fat plans, they searched for a new solution and Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution book found a new audience. A lot of people have jumped on the Atkins bandwagon and there has been a lot of hype as a result. But what are the basic principles of the Atkins diet? The Atkins diet is based on a theory of why we get fat. According to Dr. Atkins, the over-consumption of carbohydrates and simple sugars leads to weight gain. The way your body processes the carbohydrates you eat have more to do with your waistline than the amount of fat or calories that you consume. In his book, Atkins outlines a phenomenon called “insulin resistance.” He theorizes that many overweight people have cells that do not work correctly. This handbook also includes: Atkins And Appetite Suppression Atkins And Diabetes Atkins And Exercise Atkins And Intestinal Problems Atkins And Ketosis Atkins And Sugar Cravings Atkins And Unprocessed Foods Atkins Cost Saving Tips Atkins Criticism


Handbook of Statistics: Bioinformatics in Human Health and Heredity

The field of statistics not only affects all areas of scientific activity, but also many other matters such as public policy. It is branching rapidly into so many different subjects that a series of handbooks is the only way of comprehensively presenting the various aspects of statistical methodology, applications, and recent developments.

The Handbook of Statistics, a series of self-contained reference books. Each volume is devoted to a particular topic in statistics with Volume 28 dealing with bioinformatics. Every chapter is written by prominent workers in the area to which the volume is devoted. The series is addressed to the entire community of statisticians and scientists in various disciplines who use statistical methodology in their work. At the same time, special emphasis is placed on applications-oriented techniques, with the applied statistician in mind as the primary audience.

  • Comprehensively presents the various aspects of statistical methodology
  • Discusses a wide variety of diverse applications and recent developments
  • Contributors are internationally renowned experts in their respective areas


All New Atkins Diet Guide: This Ultimate Handbook On Diet Will Teach You Atkins Diet Basics, Excellent Ideas On Atkins Diet Program, Atkins Diet And Diabetes, Atkins Diet Induction

The Atkins diet is not a new phenomenon. The diet first appeared in the late 1970s and has grown popularity in recent years in response to the low-fat diet craze. As dieters had trouble with low-fat plans, they searched for a new solution and Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution book found a new audience.

A lot of people have jumped on the Atkins bandwagon and there has been a lot of hype as a result. But what are the basic principles of the Atkins diet?

The Atkins diet is based on a theory of why we get fat. According to Dr. Atkins, the over-consumption of carbohydrates and simple sugars leads to weight gain. The way your body processes the carbohydrates you eat have more to do with your waistline than the amount of fat or calories that you consume. In his book, Atkins outlines a phenomenon called “insulin resistance.” He theorizes that many overweight people have cells that do not work correctly.

This handbook also includes:
Atkins And Appetite Suppression
Atkins And Diabetes
Atkins And Exercise
Atkins And Intestinal Problems
Atkins And Ketosis
Atkins And Sugar Cravings
Atkins And Unprocessed Foods
Atkins Cost Saving Tips
Atkins Criticism


The G.I. Handbook: How the Glycemic Index Works

G.I., which is short for Glycemic Index–or blood-sugar index–must be maintained at an optimal level for weight control and sustained energy levels. Author Barbara Ravage recommends prudent dietary habits as she focuses on the varying effects of different carbohydrates on blood-sugar levels. Readers who follow her guidelines will conclude that it’s neither difficult nor disagreeable to substitute low GI-rated foods for others with higher ratings. For instance, she suggests pasta rather than potatoes, berry fruits rather than bananas, and wine rather than beer with meals. She also offers advice on cooking and processing foods for optimal GI ratings. Extensive charts list the GI ratings of everyday foods, specifying the grams of carbohydrates each serving yields. For easy reference, foods are grouped into types that include: breads and bread products; cereals and grains; cookies, crackers, and cakes; fruit and fruit juices; vegetables and legumes; rice and pasta; milk and dairy foods, sweets and chocolate; and drinks. Here’s a wealth of no-nonsense information in a compact volume for health-conscious readers.


The Great Body Ball Handbook the Great Body Ball Handbook Quick Reference to Body Ball Exercises

The Great Body Ball Handbook. Quick reference to Body Ball exercises. Features 45 ball exercises for working your upper and lower body, as well as improving your balance and flexibility. Easy-to-follow instructions guide you step by step through each exercise. Learn how to select the correct ball size for your height, and how to properly inflate the ball. Handbook also includes sections on stretching and safety. Printed in color, 64 pages.

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Dog Owner’s Home Veterinary Handbook

The classic bestseller—expanded and updated

The guide dog lovers have relied on for more than twenty-seven years, this handbook has been extensively revised to include the latest information on everything from canine healthcare to nutrition to holistic treatments. Dog Owner’s Home Veterinary Handbook, Fourth Edition, is the definitive guide for every dog owner. It puts vital information at your fingertips, with:

  • An index of signs and symptoms to help you find information fast

  • Clearly written, step-by-step directions for handling common canine ailments and problems

  • A chapter on emergencies that explains what to do immediately for shock, broken bones, burns, dehydration, heat stroke, poisoning, insect stings and bites, wounds, and more

  • Hundreds of photos and drawings that illustrate what to look for and what to do to provide the best care for your dog

  • A glossary of terms

With this guide, you’ll know when to rush your pet to the vet and when you can begin treatment at home. You’ll communicate more effectively with your vet. You’ll have the latest information on every aspect of your dog’s medical care when you need it. This is the hands-on reference you’ll trust again and again.Open the front cover and the first two pages you see contain the Index of Signs and Symptoms, from Abdomen (painful, swollen, distended, and tucked up) to Weight loss, Wheezing, and Whining (continual). There’s a comprehensive index in back, of course, running the gamut from Abortion to Zinc-Responsive Dermatosis, which is all very useful, but when your pooch is in pain, it’s great to be able to turn, with the minimum of folderol, to the page that says to relax, it’s nothing a bit of extra grooming won’t fix, or alternatively to hightail it over to the vet hospital. It’s a wonderful reference for any dog owner, with chapters on emergencies (such as burns, dehydration, and poisoning), as well as worms, infectious diseases, skin care, and canine eyes, ears, and nose. There are chapters on the digestive, respiratory, and circulatory systems, the nervous, musculoskeletal, and urinary systems, plus dog sex, whelping, puppy pediatrics, geriatrics, and chapters on cancers and medications. In short, it covers every health dimension a dog owner might want to know more about, identifies the possible causes, helps you determine the severity of the condition, and indicates what treatments or actions to take to best insure your dog’s good health. –Stephanie Gold


Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care: Biobehavioral Approaches for the Life Course

Pain has long been regarded as an unpleasant sensory consequence of neuronal activity in specific nociceptive pathways that is triggered by noxious stimuli, inflammation, or damage to the nervous system structure or function. However, classic models of disease and pain mechanisms do not adequately explain the commonly observed discrepancies between the extent of pathology levels of reported pain, the impact of experience of illness, disability, or in certain instances death, on the lived experience of pain. In other words, pain is not only a sensory event but a biobehavioral event as well. As such, it is subjective and therefore a significant cause of psychological suffering and even existential questioning. Thus treatment for many chronic pain syndromes, early in life, over the life course, and certainly at the end of life, remains an inexact science. The broad aim of this edited volume is to take a multidisciplinary, biobehavioral, and life course approach to understanding chronic pain. By way of introduction, the contributing authors review biopsychosocial approaches to understanding chronic pain and disability. Subsequent chapters describe issues related to communication and pain, pain and palliative care assessment, biobehavioral approaches to understanding common pain conditions, including pain in pediatric patients, pain in the older person, pain after traumatic brain injury (TBI), pain in the battlefield injured, pain in whiplash associated disorder (WAD), chronic low back pain, and adult cancer-related pain. Furthermore the volume addresses biobehavioral mechanisms associated with chronic pain, including stress and chronic pain, the biobehavior of hope, temporomandibular disorder and its relationship to fibromyalgia, and pain imaging, and reviews interventions for chronic pain including evidence-based pharmacotherapy’s for chronic pain, chronic pain and opioids, nerve block, trigger points and intrathecal therapies for chronic pain, neurosurgical interventions, and rehabilitation treatments for chronic musculoskeletal pain.  Finally, the text discusses broader issues in chronic pain management, including psychosocial issues associated with chronic pain, spiritual dimensions of chronic pain and suffering, contributions from the humanities and social sciences in terms of understanding the chronic pain experience, and highlights ethical issues in pain and palliative care. The collaborators for this project are from diverse cultural and biomedical settings, including the United Kingdom, United States, Italy, England, Singapore, Canada, Australia, and Norway. The expertise in this volume span the fields of clinical medicine, neuroscience, neurosurgery, literature, anthropology, art, neuroanatomy, pediatrics, gerontology, pain imaging, health disparities, transportation, rehabilitation, palliative medicine, philanthropy, the medical humanities, oncology, physiology, anesthesiology, pharmacology, genetics, stress management, psychology, dentistry, complementary and alternative medicine, spiritual care, nursing, pain policy, and clinical ethics. Whilst highly multidisciplinary, authors explore the evidence base for chronic pain and palliative care in their individual professional areas and each has provided valuable insights with the hope that it will result in improved pain control and palliative care.


Handbook of Exercise in Diabetes

This resource contains data on the effects of exercise on blood glucose and metabolism, prevention of type 2, treatment plans, and medication adjustment, as well as exercise’s effects on conditions such as retinopathy, nephropathy, and neuropathy. Highlights special patient groups.

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The Low GI Handbook: The New Glucose Revolution Guide to the Long-Term Health Benefits of Low GI Eating (New Glucose Revolutions)

With over 1 million copies sold of the three previous editions, The New Glucose Revolution is the go-to book for all things GI. Now in its fourth edition, The New Glucose Revolution is completely revised and updated, expanding on the most recent scientific findings related to GI and health. It includes new chapters dedicated to pre-diabetes, pregnancy, and heart health; easy and delicious recipes; weekly low-GI menu ideas; and the GI values for more than 900 different foods and drinks, plus saturated fat and carbohydrate contents listed. On the heels of Dr. David Jenkins’ groundbreaking GI study (one of the largest and longest to assess the impact of foods with a low GI), the time is right to adopt and maintain a low-GI lifestyle.

If you want to lose weight; manage your diabetes; and improve your blood glucose levels, cardiovascular health, and sense of well-being, this is the book for you.


Comprehensive And Incredible Diabetes Health Solutions: Learn Factual Diabetes Information With This Handbook And Discover Different Diabetes Treatments, Diabetic Symptoms, Diabetes Diets And More!

Having diabetes can change to life of person entirely. From the way one chooses the foods that he will eat to the way he lives his daily life, everything will change. For someone who doesn’t know much about diabetes there are a lot of webs sites, magazines, and books that can help you understand better of the nature of diabetes.

The greatest problem for diabetics is not being able to access medication when emergency situations occur. That is why, it is important to always have an emergency kit at hand. To keep the medicines from expiring, use them from time to time and replace them with new refills. The emergency kit can include cold medications, antacids, cough syrup, test strips and insulin with syringes if you use one and blood glucose monitoring supplies. If you will purchase over the counter medicines, make sure to read the label before using it. If there is a warning that diabetic people should consult their doctor before using the product, then do so. If you have these emergency kits at home, try to also have it at work or at school.

It is also essential to include in the emergency kit your medical history, prescription medications and emergency contacts. To keep them from getting wet, keep them in a water proof bags. If you are using insulin keep extra syringes, glucagons emergency kit and urine ketone strips. A glucagon emergency kit consists of a syringe filled with liquid which must be mixed with a powder. This kit is only used in case of a Severe Hypoglycemic Emergency. Try also to keep the insulin in a cool place as much as possible to keep it from being damaged.

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Handbook of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: Etiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment (Metabolic Diseases – Laboratory and Clinical Research)

Type I diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune, inflammatory disease, incurable up to date. This book reviews and discusses the progress on environmental triggers and endogenous alarmins linking innate immunity to the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes. The potential anti-inflammatory treatments for T1D evaluated in several models of the disease are also examined. In addition, while many individual therapies provide partial protection against the development of autoimmune diabetes, recently developed multicomponent vaccine strategies hold promise for restoration of euglycemia and more durable maintenance of immunological homeostasis. This book discusses mechanisms underlying the onset and development of type I diabetes and assesses individual and multicomponent immunosuppression strategies. The T1D associated genes that have been replicated in different populations are also analysed, and whether they could lead to the genetic diagnosis. Other chapters in this book examine the role of physical activity, insulin therapy and dietary management in the treatment of type I diabetes. Aspects of type I diabetes management in children is also reviewed, including current treatment options available, insulin regiments and insulin delivery methods, and structures and mechanism of action of the new insulin analogues.


Handbook of Retinal Screening in Diabetes: Diagnosis and Management

Beginning with chapters summarizing the basics of diabetic retinopathy, this updated volume outlines the need for screening, how to screen safely and correctly, and the normal condition of the retina without diabetic retinopathy, all using excellent line and halftone illustrations. The core focus then moves on to examining each different form of retinopathy, all supported by outstanding color retinal photographs illustrating the appearance of the retina at various stages of retinopathy, plus an analysis on the best treatment for each stage. The book ends with chapters providing self-assessment questions of the type that screeners will encounter when gaining their now mandatory retinal screening qualifications, as well as a background information chapter offering advice on related UK, European, and US organizations. A website contains all the full-color retinopathy images from the book, with the option to download these into presentations.


Handbook of Psychology and Diabetes: A Guide to Psychological Measurement in Diabetes Research and Practice

This Handbook fulfils a pressing need within the area of psychological measurement in diabetes research and practice by providing access to material which has either been widely dispersed through the psychological and medical literature or has not previously been published.
Journal articles describing the psychometric development of scales have rarely included the scales themselves but this book includes copies of scales and a wealth of additional information from unpublished theses, reports and recent manuscripts.
You will find information about the reliability, validity, scoring, norms, and use of the measures in previous research presented in one volume.
The Handbook is designed to help researchers and clinicians:
· To select scales suitable for their purposes
· To administer and score the scales correctly
· To interpret the results appropriately.
Dr. Clare Bradley is Reader in Health Psychology and Director of the Diabetes Research Group at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Dr. Bradley and her research group have designed, developed and used a wide variety of measures of psychological processes and outcomes. Many of these measures have been designed and developed specifically for people with diabetes. Together with diabetes-specific psychological measures developed by other researchers internationally, these instruments have played an important part in facilitating patient-centred approaches to diabetes research and clinical practice.


Practical Insulin: A Handbook for Prescribing Providers

The third edition of Practical Insulin is a completely revised version of the popular ADA pocket reference. With information on all the currently FDA-approved insulins, this handy pocket guide gives clinicians fast, reliable information and helps with the challenges all clinicians face — choosing an insulin regimen to effectively manage blood glucose and patient resistance. This book includes data on all types of insulin, mixing insulins, and absorption rates, as well as complete action profiles of different insulins and prescription recommendations for MDI, pump therapy, and patients with type 2 diabetes.


The Diabetes Slayer’s Handbook: Preventing or Reversing Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes

Just over eleven years ago, author Alan D. Raguso was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. He spent ten years battling raging A1Cs and ever-worsening blood-glucose readings; two and a half years ago, he started developing the beginning stages of retinal problems. That’s when Raguso decided to get serious about his health and resolved to find a way to beat diabetes. In The Diabetes Slayer’s Handbook, he narrates his journey with the disease and presents a nonsurgical, nonprescription-drug intervention program that he discovered through his research and study of nutrition. He provides an understanding of the basics of prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, excess weight, sugar and carbohydrates, and metabolism, and he outlines diabetes-reversal techniques using everyday healthy foods combined with easy low-impact exercise. The Diabetes Slayer’s Handbook dissects the components of diabetes and offers a game plan for attacking the disease to help diabetes sufferers get a handle on their health and their life.


The Diabetes Handbook: Create Awareness and a New You

Dino is committed to doing everything he can to make sure your learning is the best that it can be. As a board certified diabetes educator, registered dietitian, certified insulin pump trainer, personal trainer, and allied healthcare practitioner he’s been told by colleagues, MDs, numerous medical professionals, and patients that his gift is his ability to take complex information and explain it a way that is easy to understand. With that intention he went above and beyond to deliver this material as such. You’ll find this handbook a great place to refer to when you are trying to understand the multitude of aspects related to diabetes. While it is a quick and easy read it is quite extensive, extremely informative, and filled with useful tips and things that you need to know and understand whether you are diabetic or working towards preventing a diagnosis. He kept this book straightforward and informative while leaving out all of the labyrinthine medical terminology.


Diabetes Care Documentation & Coding : A Handbook for Clinicians

This essential guide was created for physicians and educators seeking proper reimbursement for the medical care of patients with diabetes. Endocrinologist Jerome S. Fischer, MD, expertly presents the often-complicated documentation decision pathways and explores such effective documentation methods as paper templates, electronic guides, and counter systems. Best of all, this information is provided with a diabetes-care orientation using the ADA’s Standards of Medical Care for Patients with Diabetes Mellitus as the framework for assigning levels of service. Plus, this resource covers:

  • Clinical definitions of history, physical exam, and medical decision-making levels with a diabetes orientation
  • Decision pathway documentation for new patients, the chronic but stable, chronic but unstable, and chronic with acute problems
  • Diabetes education, insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitoring sensors, and more


Refusing The Needle: A Diabetic’s Natural Journey To Kick-Ass Health: A Diabetes Alternative Treatment Handbook

Russell Stamets manages his Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA) naturally, without insulin. His is the first account of combining western and eastern medicine to lower blood sugar levels and revive his pancreas. Delivered with humor, irreverence, and verse, this handbook will be appreciated by any type of diabetic or anyone striving for sustainable, incredibly good health. “I applaud you Russell, this is an accurate way of thinking. As an RN who has been working in a hospital for 30 year and observing and working for a system of healthcare that is costly and hitting the problems with more insurance billing for conditions that could be eliminated with diet and stress management your book is right on!” At age 49, Russell Stamets was diagnosed with Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA). He was told it was irreversible and that he faced a daily shot in the stomach. Unwilling to accept western medicine’s only option, insulin, Russell looked east. He researched, designed a plan, and tested it on himself. Against all odds, he succeeded in lowering his blood sugar levels and reviving his pancreas. Russell provides the details of his diet, supplements, and lifestyle (including meditation) delivered with a dose of humor, irreverence, and verse. Any type of diabetic, pre-diabetic, or anyone looking for a sane, sustainable way to achieve incredibly good health will appreciate this book.


Eating for Diabetes: A Handbook and Cookbook–With 125 Delicious, Nutritious Recipes to Keep You Feeling Great and Your Blood Glucose in Check

Diet plays a central (even the central) role in how every person with diabetes manages his or her condition each day. While much is known about diabetes, exactly what everyone who has the condition should be eating continues to generate enormous debate among medical and nutrition professionals. Now, in Eating for Diabetes, nutritional therapist Jane Frank provides a complete overview of the best diet for people with diabetes. Based on the very latest diabetes nutrition research, Frank provides nutritional guidelines (including detailed information on the glycemic index and glycemic load), a menu planner, shopping advice, and over 125 delicious, nutritious recipes that cover every meal of the day: breakfast, snacks and drinks, soups and starters, beans and grains, poultry and fish, vegetables and salads, and desserts. Frank puts particular emphasis on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and provides with each recipe a complete nutritional analysis, including its GI and GL levels. This all-in-one up-to-date cookbook and healthful eating guide is an important, vital new addition to the diabetes cookbook shelf.


The Diabetes Handbook: A Brief Guide to Treating and Managing Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Almost everyone knows someone who has diabetes. An estimated 23.6 million people in the United States—7.8 percent of the population—have diabetes, a serious, lifelong condition. Of those, 17.9 million have been diagnosed, and 5.7 million have not yet been diagnosed. In 2007, about 1.6 million people ages 20 or older were diagnosed with diabetes.

Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism— the way the body uses digested food for growth and energy. Most of the food people eat is broken down into glucose, the form of sugar in the blood. Glucose is the main source of fuel for the body.

After digestion, glucose passes into the bloodstream, where it is used by cells for growth and energy. For glucose to get into cells, insulin must be present. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas, a large gland behind the stomach.

When people eat, the pancreas automatically produces the right amount of insulin to move glucose from blood into the cells. In people with diabetes, however, the pancreas either produces little or no insulin, or the cells do not respond appropriately to the insulin that is produced. Glucose builds up in the blood, overflows into the urine, and passes out of the body in the urine. Thus, the body loses its main source of fuel even though the blood contains large amounts of glucose.

The three main types of diabetes are type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease results when the body’s system for fi ghting infection—the immune system—turns against a part of the body. In diabetes, the immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. The pancreas then produces little or no insulin. A person who has type 1 diabetes must take insulin daily to live.

The most common form of diabetes is type 2 diabetes. About 90 to 95 percent of people with diabetes have type 2. This form of diabetes is most often associated with older age, obesity, family history of diabetes, previous history of gestational diabetes, physical inactivity, and certain ethnicities. About 80 percent of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese.

Some women develop gestational diabetes late in pregnancy. Although this form of diabetes usually disappears after the birth of the baby, women who have had gestational diabetes have a 40 to 60 percent chance of developing type 2 diabetes within 5 to 10 years. Maintaining a reasonable body weight and being physically active may help prevent development of type 2 diabetes.
About 3 to 8 percent of pregnant women in the United States develop gestational diabetes. As with type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes occurs more often in some ethnic groups and among women with a family history of diabetes. Gestational diabetes is caused by the hormones of pregnancy or a shortage of insulin. Women with gestational diabetes may not experience any symptoms.


The Diabetes & Insulin Pump Initiation Handbook:: A Guide for Patients and Clinicians

As a healthcare educator and allied healthcare practitioner I’ve been told by my colleagues, medical doctors, numerous members of the medical profession, and my patients that one of my gifts and attributes is my ability to take complex information and explain it a way that is easy to understand. With that intention I went above and beyond to deliver this material as such. You’ll find this handbook a great place to refer to when you are either initiating insulin pump therapy or helping someone else do so. While it is a quick and easy read/reference tool it is extremely informative and filled with useful tips and things that you need to know and understand when initiating insulin pump therapy. I made an effort to keep this book short, straightforward, and informative while leaving out all of the labyrinthine medical terminology. Therefore, I created this handbook using an easy to comprehend sentence structure and vocabulary to facilitate the flow and enjoyment of learning. The book was written for and dedicated to patients using insulin pumps; my goal was to provide you with an opportunity to educate yourself on insulin pump therapy and diabetes while providing you with a guide and the opportunity to make a change in your health and life.


Diabetic Athlete’s Handbook

Don’t let diabetes slow you down. Whether you’re a recreational exerciser or a competitive athlete, the Diabetic Athlete’s Handbook has the training and performance advice you need to remain active and at the top of your game.

Renowned researcher and diabetes expert Dr. Sheri Colberg has developed a practical guide specifically for athletes of all ages with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The Diabetic Athlete’s Handbook provides you with the most up-to-date information on insulins and other medications, glucose monitors, blood sugar management, nutrition and supplements, injury prevention and treatment, and mental strategies for maximizing performance and optimizing health.

Featuring more than 100 sport-specific training guidelines for fitness, endurance, power, and outdoor activities, the Diabetic Athlete’s Handbook is the one resource you can’t afford to be without. Rely on it to stay healthy, be more active, train smarter, and reach new levels of athletic success.


The Low Blood Sugar Handbook: You Don’t Have to Suffer

FOR THOSE WHO SEARCH The program outlined in The Low Blood Sugar Handbook is for you. It is an optimum lifestyle not only for functional hypoglycemics (low blood sugar sufferers), but also for those suffering from premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and everyone else who desires a healthy and productive life.

Women who suffer from PMS often have low blood sugar. Once the blood sugar is stabilized, the PMS can be dealt with more effectively.

This book is written by low blood sugar sufferers rather than by a medical person since only sufferers have the insight into dealing with the everyday situations of low blood sugar. After working with hundreds of hypoglycemics, Edward and Patricia Krimmel have articulated the things that only sufferers can know. They give the clear, practical and complete advice you need for understanding and dealing with the everyday nitty- gritty of low blood sugar.

The chapters of the book deal with such practical matters as being able to identify if you have low blood sugar, what it is, how serious it is and what to do if you have the condition. The four dimensions of the KRIMMEL PROGRAM are: 1. Food ethic 2. Exercise 3. Fun & laughter 4. Sleep, rest & relaxation

A fifth dimension is found in chapters 5, 6, 8, and 9. The information is unique to this handbook. Only through the application of the fifth dimension, can the low blood sugar sufferer get total value from the other 4 dimensions.

Low blood sugar is a personal affair. Only through personal initiative can it be controlled. There is no medication or “cure all” for it. Only through the proper program and understanding your body chemistry can this condition be controlled.

If you’re willing to spend enough time And put out enough effort You can solve every problem


Diabetes: The New Type 2: Your Complete Handbook to Living Healthfully with Diabetes Type 2

An up-to-the minute, whole-life guide to living with and managing type 2 diabetes, the fastest-growing form of the disease in the United States and around the world.

With 1.5 million new cases diagnosed each year, diabetes is a certified American epidemic—7 percent of the U.S. population will be diagnosed with diabetes in their lives, with type 2 diabetes the fastest-growing form of the disease.

In Diabetes: The New Type 2, a registered nurse specializing in diabetic ailments and two diabetes educators (two of whom are diabetics themselves) deliver medical and lifestyle advice with good humor, high energy, and straight talk. This update of their classic Diabetes Type 2 and What to Do is filled with essential information on the latest developments in leading a healthy, happy life with type 2 diabetes. Learn about the basics of maintaining good physical and emotional health, the most current diabetes studies and information, as well as:

· Breakthroughs in medication, diet, and exercise to maintain healthy glucose levels
· Lowering your risk for heart attacks, strokes, and other diabetes-related health conditions
· Caring for children with type 2 diabetes
· Diabetes and Alzheimer’s, and much more

An invaluable resource, Diabetes: The New Type 2 is a high- energy, user-friendly approach to one of the most prevalent health issues of our time.


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