Posts Tagged ‘Practical’

Diabetic Complications (Practical Diabetes)

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

The probability of diabetic complications and their progression has been greatly reduced by the implementation of modern treatment regimens, better monitoring of control and improved education. Diabetic Complications comprehensively reviews diabetes care by outlining the nature of the complication, how susceptibility and risk can be identified, the importance of screening during the early stages and the manner in which appropriate investigation and management should be undertaken. Chapters are written by experienced clinicians with the emphasis on multidisciplinary care, both primary and secondary, and include:

  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Diabetic renal disease
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Macrovascular disease in diabetes mellitus
  • Nursing perspectives
This volume is essential reading for all those working with people who have diabetes, whether doctors, nurse specialists or allied health workers.

 

The Big Picture of Permanent Weight Loss: A Practical Report

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Losing the weight is NOT the hard part; keeping the weight off is the hard part. Both studies and dieters have learned that lesson the hard way far too many times. Most diet programs are not intended, nor designed, to keep the weight off you long term. They are designed to keep you on their diet, period.

How to break the Yo Yo diet cycle? This easy to read and understand practical report gives the reader a basic guide to making smart decisions for PERMANENT weight loss.

By using this report as a practical guide to making choices on weight loss programs, permanent weight loss is the result.

Learn the simple test that will help you choose the right program for you, or the psychological factors most programs ignore that dictate your success on a weight loss plan, or which form of exercise is essential to keep your metabolism up and running.

PERMANENT WEIGHT LOSS is a fact for some. What factors lead to their success vs. most who fail?

This practical guide will give you that answer.

 

Smart Pumping : A Practical Approach to Mastering the Insulin Pump

Monday, May 13th, 2013

The insulin pump has opened a whole new world for people with diabetes­­more flexibility in what and when they eat and better blood sugar control, too.

Smart Pumping integrates this new successful technology with the physical and psychological aspects of diabetes care, and helps patients adopt the insulin pump into their self-care regime.

This book combines a comprehensive medical approach toward intensive diabetes management and pump therapy with a patient-centered appreciation of the real-life challenges and frustrations.

Howard Wolpert, M.D., is an instructor in medicine at the Harvard Medical School Joslin Diabetes Center and is also in charge of the pump clinic there. He has written extensively on the use of insulin pumps.

 

Diabetes Mellitus: A Practical Handbook

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

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.

 

Practical Management of Type 1 Diabetes During Exercise.: An article from: JOPERD–The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

This digital document is an article from JOPERD–The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, published by American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) on February 1, 2000. The length of the article is 3813 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

Citation Details
Title: Practical Management of Type 1 Diabetes During Exercise.
Author: Sheri R. Colberg
Publication: JOPERD–The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (Refereed)
Date: February 1, 2000
Publisher: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)
Volume: 71 Issue: 2 Page: 24

Distributed by Thomson Gale

 

Easy Practical Paleo: An Easy Paleo Diet Solution & Blueprint Beginners Guide

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

If your a beginner on what Paleo is how to eat Paleo, then
this beginners book is for you.

This is a very short and easy guide that gives you the
proper information you need on the Paleo Diet.

Discover the basic facts and read about whether Paleo
is right for you!

You’ll find out:

What is the Paleo Diet
What Foods To Avoid
What Foods To Eat
How To Make The Paleo Diet Work
Advantages Of The Paleo Diet
Conclusion

If you are already on the Paleo Diet, then this
is definatly not for you.

 

A Practical Guide to Insulin Pump Therapy for Pregnancy

Friday, February 1st, 2013

The statistics are alarming-the incidence of diabetes in the general population and pregnancy in particular is on the rise. As a result, the need for effective treatments to control the blood glucose level in pregnant diabetic women is likely to grow. James Bernasko, OB/GYN, is one of the few physicians in the United States who is board-certified in treating diabetic pregnant women. He relies on his professional experience to provide a practical guide for healthcare practitioners and insulin pump users that illustrates a protocol for insulin pump therapy during pregnancy. With the goal of achieving good blood glucose control to ensure an excellent short- and long-term outcome for both baby and expectant mother, Dr. Bernasko extensively covers a wide array of topics such as: • Components of pre-conception care for diabetic women • Action of insulin during pregnancy • Value of choosing the right insulin pump • Advantages of rapid-acting insulin analogs over regular insulin Employing effective strategies for controlling blood glucose levels before, during, and after pregnancy are essential to diabetic women’s care. A Practical Guide to Insulin Pump Therapy for Pregnancy provides valuable information that will minimize complications and enhance a pregnant woman’s life.

 

Practical Endocrinology and Diabetes in Children

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Practical Endocrinology and Diabetes in Children is the ideal bench-side companion for the practising paediatrician and endocrinologist, bridging the gap between large reference books and short reviews of aspects of endocrinology.

This third edition contains a variety of new features such as key web links, guidelines, case studies illustrating diagnostic difficulties which will help all those studying for postgraduate examinations such as the MRCPCH.

The book provides a highly clinical, concise and up-to-date account of paediatric endocrinology and diabetes in a clear and user friendly format. There are sections on how to deal with emergencies, as well as information on potential pitfalls, controversial areas and future developments.

Practical Endocrinology and Diabetes in Children is an essential guide for trainee paediatricians, paediatric endocrinologists and diabetologists as well as diabetes and endocrinology nurse specialists.

 

Screening for Depression and Other Psychological Problems in Diabetes: A Practical Guide

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

This book is divided into two main sections, and covers a broad range of issues important for health practitioners to be aware of when caring for people with co-morbid diabetes and depression. Section One of the book contains the overall ideas and the more recent developments in measuring psychological morbidity in people with diabetes. When attempting to identify people with depression or other psychological problems, it is important for practitioners to recognize the limitations of screening as well as its utility. Issues such as the basic principles regarding when and when not to screen, the cultural applicability of tools, different questionnaire formats and key concepts such as sensitivity and specificity of tools, and their positive and negative predictive value, will be considered. In particular there has been increased interest in the concept of diabetes-related distress and several tools have been developed to measure this. There are broad-based measures of distress such as the Problem Areas in Diabetes (PAID) scale, the Diabetes Adjustment Scale (DAS), The Diabetes Health Profile, The Fear of Hypoglycemia Scale, etc. There are also a range of generic quality of life tools which have been used effectively in people with diabetes; for example the Medical Outcomes Survey Short-Forms (SF36, SF12), the World Health Organisation Well-being questionnaire (WHO-5) and the EQ5-D. These tools are important because they measure aspects of psychological well-being that are specifically associated with the experience of having a long-term conditions and so have important implications for both self-care and health care practice. The potential overlap of symptoms of depression and symptoms of diabetes-related distress are considered in this section and the implications for practice discussed. Section Two covers the most commonly used tools that have been used to screen for depression. For each tool considered some information which is easily referred to by the readeris set out in a table which includes details of the authors, time of first use, country where it was first developed, some examples of the questions used, the languages it is available in, data on sensitivity/specificity. Each instrument will then be discussed in terms of its use in research as well as practice, and its applicability in different patient groups, different cultural settings and so on. Guidance on the practical use of each tool is included, and the most popular depression screening tools are focussed on.

 

Living Gluten and Dairy-Free with French Gourmet Food: A Practical Guide

Monday, January 14th, 2013

February 2012. !!! WINNER !!! Cookbook category at the Los Angeles book festival.
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May 2011. !!! WINNER !!! Cookbook category. Paris Book Festival.
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May 2011. !!! WINNER !!! Nutrition category. Indie Excellence Book Awards.
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June 2011. Honorable Mention in the Cookbooks category. New York Book Festival.
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Chef Braux demonstrates a vast knowledge of the gluten-free, casein-free diet, bringing together in one book not only how and why this diet works for both individuals on the Autism spectrum and for those diagnosed with Celiac disease, but also recipes, resources, and a concise shopping list. I highly recommend this book to anyone that would like to improve their health with the GFCF diet – Kecia Johndrow. Vice President. National Autism Association of Central Texas

Chef Alain Braux has done it again! This book will take you on a sweet escape: an escape to gluten and dairy-free heaven! His recipes, witty writing and clever tips will help you make a stress-free transition to the gluten and dairy-free lifestyle. This book is full of easy-to-read educational materials and resources to help you feel better. Whether you are newly diagnosed or have been gluten-free for 30 years, you will find yourself referring this book time and time again – Jessica Meyer, Owner and Chef of ATX Gluten-Free

 

Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Our great-grandmothers didn’t need nutrition lessons—then again, they weren’t forced to wade through aisle after aisle of packaged foods touting outlandish health claims and confusing marketing jargon. Over the last few decades, we’ve forgotten what “real food” is—and we’re left desperately seeking foods that will truly nourish our bodies. We’re disillusioned with the “conventional wisdom” for good reason—it’s gotten us nowhere.

Achieving optimal health without calorie-counting, diet foods, or feelings of deprivation has never been easier. Practical Paleo explains why avoiding both processed foods and foods marketed as “healthy”—like grains, legumes, and pasteurized dairy—will improve how you look and feel and lead to lasting weight loss. Even better—you may reduce or completely eliminate symptoms associated with common health disorders!

Practical Paleo is jam-packed with over 120 easy recipes, all with special notes about common food allergens including nightshades and FODMAPs. Meal plans are also included, and are designed specifically to support:

immune health (autoimmune conditions)

blood sugar regulation (diabetes 1 & 2, hypoglycemia)

digestive health (leaky gut, IBS & IBD)

multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndromethyroid health (hypo and hyper – Hashimotos, Graves)

heart health (cholesterol & blood pressure)

neurological health (Parkinson’s & Alzheimer’s)

cancer recovery

fat loss

athletic performance

a “squeaky-clean” Paleo approach

Practical Paleo is the resource you’ll reach for again and again, whether you’re looking for information on healthy living, delicious recipes, or easy-to-understand answers to your questions about how a Paleo lifestyle can benefit you, your family, and your friends.

 

A Practical Manual of Diabetic Foot Care

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

A practical clinical manual for the diagnosis, treatment – both medical and surgical – and the long-term care of foot problems in people with diabetes. The authors are world-renowned experts in this subject and they present the internationally recognised best practice.

The clinical chapters are presented in a structured, colour-coded format to allow easy reference. The text also includes highlighted best clinical practice tips. Each chapter is accompanied by high-quality, full-colour photographs that provide excellent examples of the earliest presenting signs as well as illustrating the step-by-step guidance on treatment. This book is an essential manual for every healthcare professional involved in the care of patients with diabetes.

 

Hypoglycaemia in Clinical Diabetes (Practical Diabetes)

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Hypoglycaemia, leading to confusion and impaired consciousness, is one of the most feared complications of diabetes. Hypoglycaemia in Clinical Diabetes, Second Edition explains the situations in which it arises and how to manage patients to minimize its occurrence. Fully revised and updated, the Second Edition of this practical book addresses all aspects of the clinical management of hypoglycaemia.

  • Features new chapters on hypoglycaemia in Type 2 diabetes, the elderly and nocturnal occurrence, as well as prevention and blood glucose monitoring for detection of hypoglycaemia
  • Edited by two diabetologists with strong international reputations who have made significant contributions to our understanding of hypoglycaemia

Hypoglycaemia in Clinical Diabetes, Second Edition is an invaluable reference source for professionals caring for people with diabetes. The book is relevant for all clinicians who treat type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes.

Praise for the First Edition:

“I can strongly recommend this excellent book to all clinicians managing care for diabetic persons in everyday practice….” DIABETOLOGIA

“…is extremely comprehensive, well written… highly recommended for those practising clinical diabetes.” BRITISH JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY

“A fascinating book; essential reading for those who feel they need a greater understanding of the subject.” DIETETICS TODAY

 

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus:: An Evidence-Based Approach to Practical Management (Contemporary Endocrinology)

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

In this practical book, the authors of each chapter have synthesized the currently available evidence regarding specific issues in diabetes care. The chapters have been written by an interdisciplinary team of scientists and medical professionals. Such an approach emphasizes the need for collaboration in the care of any individual with diabetes and in the effort to find new therapies for the disease. This reference provides practical guidance in a single resource.

 

Late Onset Diabetes: A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes Over 40

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

 

Practical Insulin: A Handbook for Prescribing Providers

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

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.

 

Patient Education: You Can Do It!: A Practical Guide to Teaching and Motivating Patients

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Information for motivating people to learn, assessing learning needs, evaluating teaching techniques & classes, making learning fun for both teacher & students, developing an education class or entire education program & teaching colleagues how to teach.

 

Natural Supplements for Diabetes: Practical and Proven Health Suggestions for Types 1 and 2 Diabetes

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

There has been an alarming icrease in diabetes in recent years-an estimated 20 million Ameicans have diabetes, making it the fifth deadliest disease in the United States. And this epidemic costs an estimated $132 billion in health-care expenditures. Diabetes is influenced by genetics, but a number of other causes, such as obesity, metbolic syndrome, hyperglycemia, and poor diet, can be altered with natural therapies. While insulin and other conventional treatments can help manage diabetes, the therapies outlined in “Natural Supplements for Diabetes” provide safe and effective options for diabetics. This book examines clinically proven dietary strategies and lifestyle changes, including the importance of the glycemic index and fiber for a healthier diet; vitamins with proven benefit to diabetics; minerals, herbs, and othr supplements and nutrients for promoting health; and the benefits of exercise. The book also looks at natural alternatives for alleviating some of the complications of diabetes, such as cadiovascular disease, eye problems, foot problems, kidney disease, thyroid imbalances, and impotence. The science behind the use of specific nutrients is thoroughly documented throughout. “Natural Suppplements for Diabetes” can help you create a program to address diabetes and its complications and improve your health and well-being. Take responsiboilty now to optimally manage-or even prevent-diabetes…for yourself and for your loved ones.

 

A Practical Manual of Diabetes in Pregnancy

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Edited and authored by international experts,A Practical Manual of Diabetes in Pregnancy presents multi-disciplinary evidence-based guidance relevant for all those caring for women with pre-existing or gestational diabetes.

Divided into five sections, the book covers everything from preconception to postnatal care, as well as detailing the risks associated with diabetic pregnancy and the long term implications for the mother and baby:

  • Epidemiology and pathophysiology
  • Impaired glucose tolerance and gestational diabetes
  • Prepregnancy and pregnancy care
  • Complications in pregnancy
  • Delivery and post delivery care

This practical resource contains treatment recommendations based on the latest research to ensure pregnant women with diabetes receive the best possible care.

 

Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Practical Guide, 2e

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. In the 21st Century, the management of type 2 diabetes has become even more important both in the primary health care setting and in the UK government’s health policy. With the publication of the National Service Framework and the allied National Clinical Guidelines, both patients and the government expect practices to deliver appropriate and effective care to a high standard. This handbook addresses many concepts important in the day-to-day management of these patients. In addition to the discussion of specific medical management of type 2 diabetes (including the improvement of cardiovascular risk factors), the book explores the use of self-management techniques, the consultation process, and the use of psychological techniques to influence health-related behavior. All aspects of the text are linked, when appropriate, to the GMS contract.

  • The authors include a full time GP delivering diabetic care and an eminent Consultant/academic at the leading edge of diabetes research
  • The text is completely up-to-date with numerous current references, incorporating the latest guidance
  • The span of the text is comprehensive, including clinical, organisational and psycho-social topics of importance in delivering high-quality diabetes care
  • The text is cross-referenced to the relevant QOF indicators and NSF standards
  • This book also covers the relevant aspects of diabetes in Curriculum Statement 15.6 prepared by the Royal College of General Practitioners, which forms the basis of the new membership examination and the competencies expected of General Practitioners.
  • The management options include extensive balanced discussions about not just drugs, but also health education and appropriate referrals to specialists
  • The approach is neither didactic nor promotional, and aims to provide sufficient practical information to help clinicians make optimal decisions that take full account of the latest authoritative guidance, but which can be tailored rationally to the individual patient’s needs
  • Many of the concepts covered – including reduction of cardiovascular risk, health education, audit and lifestyle – are extremely relevant to non-diabetes care
  • The appendices include a detailed drug formulary and the relevant 2006-2008 QOF clinical indicators. Future trends and further reading are clearly set out, ensuring that the book will remain useful for the next few years.

 

The Diabetes Answer Book: Practical Answers to More than 300 Top Questions

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

What is the best treatment for diabetes? If I have diabetes, will I end up needing dialysis? Why should I test my blood glucose if I feel fine? If I’m not overweight, why do I have diabetes?

“The Diabetes Answer Book is a terrific resource for people with diabetes and their families, whether they are newly diagnosed or have lived with diabetes for many years.”Martha M. Funnell, MS, RN, CDE, Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center

At least 20.8 million people – 7 percent of the population – have diabetes, and this number is growing. The amount of information on the subject can be overwhelming, confusing, and often conflicting. The Diabetes Answer Book is a reassuring, authoritative reference for you and your family, providing sound advice, immediate answers, and essential information.

  • What are the symptoms of hypoglycemia?
  • If I am pregnant and have diabetes, what can I do to make sure my baby stays healthy?
  • If I lose weight, will my diabetes go away?
  • Why does stress affect my blood glucose so much?
  • What can I do to lower my risk of getting kidney damage?
  • What is the best diet for someone with diabetes?

Written in an easy-to-read question-and-answer format, The Diabetes Answer Book helps you fully understand diabetes and learn how to successfully manage it day to day.

 

Practical Carbohydrate Counting: A How-to-Teach Guide for Health Professionals

Monday, September 24th, 2012

The essentials of teaching carbohydrate counting are presented in this revised and much expanded edition. This resource provides clear and practical approaches that will allow you to help your patients achieve glycemic control with Basic or Advanced Carbohydrate Counting. Includes: reasons for teaching carbohydrate counting, which type, and to whom; complete information on both Basic and Advanced Carbohydrate Counting; skills and readiness checklists for patients; case studies; and much more!

 

Living with Diabetes: A Family Affair: Practical and Emotional Support Strategies

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

A diagnosis of diabetes marks a dramatic change, not only in the life of the diabetic, but also in the lives of his or her family, friends, and co-workers. Diabetes affects your work, your leisure, and your relationships with family and friends. But thanks to improving treatment, people with diabetes can expect to live active and independent lives, as long as they make a lifelong commitment to careful diabetes management. Diabetes: A Family Affair is designed to help readers understand and manage the day-to-day challenges of living with the disease, through the stories of others. It is not a book of medical advice; rather, it is a resource of sharing between diabetics and those who care about them.

 

Diabetic Nephropathy (Practical Diabetes)

Monday, September 17th, 2012

This volume will focus on and emphasise the clinical relevance of diabetic nephropathy, a relatively common problem of diabetes. It affects about one in three patients with Type 1 diabetes, and left untreated can lead to a progressive decline in renal function, accompanied by retinopathy and arterial hypertension, which, in turn, leads to cardiovascular disease – a common cause of death in these patients. Diabetic Nephropathy will also provide the reader with a solid grounding in current basic and clinical research.

 

Think Like a Pancreas: A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes with Insulin–Completely Revised and Updated

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Few diabetes books focus specifically on the day-to-day issues facing people who use insulin. In this fully updated and revised edition, diabetes educator Gary Scheiner provides the tools to “think like a pancreas”—to successfully master the art and science of matching insulin to the body’s ever-changing needs. Comprehensive, free of medical jargon, and packed with useful information not readily available elsewhere, this new edition covers the many strides taken in diabetes education and management since the first edition seven years ago.

Think Like a Pancreas includes critical information, such as day-to-day blood glucose control and monitoring, designing an insulin program to best match your lifestyle, up-to date medication and technology, and new insulin formulations and combinations.

Few diabetes books focus specifically on the day-to-day issues facing people who use insulin. In this fully updated and revised edition, diabetes educator Gary Scheiner provides the tools to “think like a pancreas”—to successfully master the art and science of matching insulin to the body’s ever-changing needs. Comprehensive, free of medical jargon, and packed with useful information not readily available elsewhere, this new edition covers the many strides taken in diabetes education and management since the first edition seven years ago.

Think Like a Pancreas includes critical information, such as day-to-day blood glucose control and monitoring, designing an insulin program to best match your lifestyle, up-to date medication and technology, and new insulin formulations and combinations.

 

Type 2 Diabetes: Your Healthy Living Guide: Tips, Techniques, and Practical Advice for Living Well with Diabetes

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Your one-stop, comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about living well with type 2 diabetes. This new edition has been redesigned and updated with the latest information to help you find the answers to your questions faster and easier, giving you the resources you need to stop worrying about diabetes and get back to living life.

 

MRCGP, Steven Levene MB BChir ; FRACP, Richard Donnelly MD ‘s Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Practical Guide, 2e 2nd (second) edition by MRCGP, Steven Levene MB BChir ; FRACP, Richard Donnelly MD published by Butterworth-Heinemann [Paperback] (2008)

Friday, August 24th, 2012