Whether you have been living with type 1 diabetes for some time, or you have just discovered that your child is diabetic, there’s a lot you need to know about the new developments in treating, controlling, and living with this disease. Type 1 Diabetes For Dummies, explains everything you need to know and do to make living with type 1 diabetes easier and healthier. This reassuring, plain-English guide helps you understand and mange the disease with tips on working with your doctor, administering insulin, developing a diet an exercise plan, and coping with illness and travel. You’ll find out about the latest technologies of blood glucose monitoring and insulin delivery, and get a handle on everything you need to do to keep yourself or your child healthy, active, and feeling good. Discover how to: Overcome short-term complications Eat a diabetes-friendly diet Use exercise to help control type 1 diabetes Handle school, work, and other activities Help your child maintain a high quality of life Prevent long-term complications Be healthier than your friends who don’t have diabetes Deal with the emotional and psychological effects of the disease Choose an insulin pump for yourself or your child Calculate insulin dosages Anyone can live a long, healthy, and productive life with type 1 diabetes. Small Type 1 Diabetes For Dummies delivers every drop of information you need to make sure that you or your child can do just that.
Introduction 1 Part I: Defining Type 1 Diabetes 9 Chapter 1: Dealing with Type 1 Diabetes 11 Chapter 2: Recognizing Type 1 Diabetes 19 Chapter 3: Excluding Other Types of Diabetes 31 Part II: Considering the Consequences of Type 1 Diabetes 43 Chapter 4: Overcoming Short-Term Complications 45 Chapter 5: Preventing Long-Term Complications 61 Chapter 6: Handling Emotional Effects 83 Part III: Treating Type 1 Diabetes 97 Chapter 7: Undergoing Essential Tests and Monitoring Blood Glucose 99 Chapter 8: Eating a Healthy Diet 127 Chapter 9: Exercising to Improve Control of Type 1 Diabetes 151 Chapter 10: Understanding the Basics of Using Insulin 171 Chapter 11: Delivering Insulin with a Pump 193 Chapter 12: Getting a Grip on Other Drugs and Treatments 207 Chapter 13: Surveying Kidney, Pancreas, and Pancreatic Islet Transplants 221 Part IV: Living with Type 1 Diabetes 237 Chapter 14: Adjusting to School, Work, and Other Activities 239 Chapter 15: Managing Illness and Travel 251 Chapter 16: Going through Pregnancy and Menopause 261 Chapter 17: Controlling Type 1 Diabetes in the Elderly 277 Part V: The Part of Tens 291 Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Involve Kids in Their Own Diabetes Care 293 Chapter 19: Ten Commandments for Good Diabetes Management 301 Chapter 20: Ten Myths about Type 1 Diabetes 309 Chapter 21: Ten of the Latest Discoveries in Type 1 Diabetes 317 Part VI: Appendixes 325 Appendix A: Glossary 327 Appendix B: Resources for the Latest Information 335 Index 343
Alan L. Rubin, MD, is a physician in private practice and the author of the bestselling Diabetes For Dummies, Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies, and Thyroid For Dummies.
The latest on blood glucose monitoring and insulin delivery Your friendly guide to taking control of type 1 diabetes and living well Do you have type 1 diabetes — or have a child who does? This plain-English, reassuring guide helps you understand and manage the disease, with tips on working with your doctor, administering insulin, developing a diet and exercise plan, and coping with illness and travel. You'll know just what to do so you or your child can stay healthy and feel good! THE DUMMIES WAY® Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Online cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun Discover how to: Overcome short-term complications Eat a diabetes-friendly diet Handle school, work, and other activities Help your child maintain a high quality of life Prevent long-term complications Get smart! @www.dummies.com Find listings of all our books Choose from many different subject categories Sign up for eTips at etips.dummies.com
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