CONQUERING DIABETES: A Cutting-Edge, Comprehensive Program for Prevention and Treatment

Anne L. Peters, Author, Mark Harmel, Photographer
Anne L. Peters, Author, Mark Harmel, Photographer . Hudson Street $24.95 (349p) ISBN 978-1-59463-003-3
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Although Peters admits that diabetes can now be "tamed but it cannot be cured," there are many approaches diabetics can take to manage the disease. Of paramount importance, according to the author, director of the USC Clinical Diabetes Programs, is locating a knowledgeable doctor; she urges readers to shop around and find a good team including, if possible, an endocrinologist, a diabetic educator and a nutritionist. She also urges readers to become their own experts, familiarizing themselves with treatments and the available options. She walks readers through the pros and cons of various medications; clearly explains Type 1, 2 and gestational diabetes; gives details on insulin injection; and stresses the value of diet and exercise, both in preventing and living with diabetes. Knowing family history is also crucial, and getting tested early and often can facilitate early diagnosis, helping those at risk prevent such serious complications as blindness, kidney failure or heart disease. Though diabetes is a serious, life-encompassing disease, Peters reveals that diabetics have the power to alter the course of its development (case histories from her patients shore up her positive attitude). This book is an excellent first-step resource for diabetics and pre-diabetics alike. Agent, Jim Levine. (On sale Apr. 7)

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