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Health Reference Series

Diabetes Sourcebook, 7th Ed.

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A chronic disorder characterized by high levels of blood sugar, diabetes can lead to a host of complications, including heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, blindness, kidney disease, nervous system disease, and limb amputation. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 30.3 million people of all ages or 9.4% of the U.S. population had diabetes in 2015. Despite its prevalence, many Americans are unaware of the basic facts about diabetes and the progress being made in the fight against it.

Diabetes Sourcebook, Seventh Edition provides basic consumer information about the different types of diabetes and how they are diagnosed. It discusses strategies for controlling diabetes and managing daily life challenges. It includes information about the complications of diabetes and their prevention and offers guidelines for recognizing and treating diabetic emergencies. The book concludes with updated information regarding the most recent research in diabetes care, a glossary of related terms, and a list of resources for additional help and information.

This book is divided into parts and chapters. Parts focus on broad areas of interest. Chapters are devoted to single topics within a part.

Part I: Understanding Diabetes explains how the body processes glucose and what can go wrong. It describes different types of diabetes and provides statistics on the prevalence of diabetes and diabetes-related complications.

Part II: Identifying and Managing Diabetes describes metabolic syndrome and other risk factors for developing diabetes. It gives details about the tests most commonly used to diagnose diabetes and monitor blood glucose levels. It also explains the importance of achieving good diabetes control. The part concludes with a description of the tests, check-ups, and vaccinations doctors recommend for people with diabetes.

Part III: Medications and Diabetes Care discusses the medications used to manage diabetes. It describes different types of insulin and the methods used to administer insulin, including injections, external insulin pumps, and other new and emerging insulin delivery systems. It also describes oral and non-insulin injectable medications, new diabetes medications, and alternative and complementary diabetes treatments.

Part IV: Dietary and Other Lifestyle Issues Important for Diabetes Control describes the components of the diabetic diet and the types of meal planning that can be used to control blood glucose levels. It explains the importance of physical activity and weight management and offers tips for handling the challenges diabetics face in daily life. The part concludes with information about identifying and dealing with emergency situations.

Part V: Complications of Diabetes and Co-Occurring Disorders provides facts about the impact diabetes can have on the eyes, feet, skin, cardiovascular system, kidneys, mouth, and elsewhere in the body. It describes the symptoms of these complications and discusses ways to prevent their occurrence. It also describes disorders that often accompany diabetes and offers suggestions for their prevention and treatment.

Part VI: Diabetes in Specific Populations discusses the particular challenges of managing diabetes among pregnant women, the elderly, and children. It offers suggestions for overcoming such challenges as managing diabetes at school, coping with sick days, and celebrating special occasions.

Part VII: New Research in Diabetes Care describes the most current research into the management and prevention of diabetes. It explains the results of recent research studies and details the most current advances in stem cell research, pancreatic islet transplantation, and efforts toward developing an artificial pancreas. It concludes with a discussion of clinical trials currently being conducted.

Part VIII: Additional Help and Information includes a glossary of terms related to diabetes, recipes for diabetics and their families, information about sources of financial assistance, and a directory of other resources for additional help and support.

Standard Features in the Health Reference Series

  • Library Binding, 6 x 9
  • 550-650 pages per volume
  • Includes access to Health Reference Series Online.
  • Easy-to-use volumes organized into parts and chapters. Parts focus on broad areas of interest. Chapters are devoted to single topics within a part.
  • Authoritative content from respected government agencies and institutes, university research centers, professional medical associations, and non-profit health organizations.
  • Comprehensive chapters feature generous use of headings and subheadings for ease of navigation.
  • Tables, charts, and illustrations display statistical data and supplement explanations.
  • Helpful glossary provides definitions of technical terms.
  • Resource directories with contact information highlight organizations that can provide further information and support.
  • Professionally prepared master index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts.
  • List Price $95 per volume
  • School and Library Price $85 per volume