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Diabetes Handbook

Diabetes Handbook

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THE HEALING HANDBOOK
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PERSONS WITH DIABETES
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Copyright 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 Ruth E. Lundstrom, R.N., John P. Mordes, M.D., Aldo A. Rossini,M.D. All rights reserved.
Diabetes Handbook Table of Contentshttp://www.ummed.edu/dept/diabetes/handbook/toc.htm (1 of 2) [5/18/1999 7:32:32 PM]
 
This page was last revised on January 1, 1998.
Diabetes Handbook Table of Contentshttp://www.ummed.edu/dept/diabetes/handbook/toc.htm (2 of 2) [5/18/1999 7:32:32 PM]
 
The Healing Handbook
 for
Persons with Diabetes
Introduction
You have diabetes. You also havelots of questions.
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Why me?
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Can I still lead a normal life?
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How will I take care of myself?
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It's time to begin learning about diabetesand how you can live with it. You'regoing back to school. This time youwon't be studying math, science,history, or Latin, though you will learnsomething about each of these as theyrelate to diabetes. You'll be studyingdiabetes-what causes it, how you canadapt your life style to it, and how tocare for yourself, now that you have it. And you'll be studying life, your life with diabetes.
This handbook is your basic text.
It holds the answers to many of your questions, and it's filled withadvice to help you manage your diabetes and still do almost everything you did before. Well-meaningpeople may offer stories, opinions, and advice that could be confusing. Get the facts from your healthcare-providers and
 Professor B.
Professor B is your instructor for this course. He's shaped like thepancreas, and he wears the letter B to remind you about the beta cells in the pancreas, where insulin isproduced in people who do not have diabetes. In people with diabetes, the beta cells either malfunction,or they are destroyed.Here's a sample of what you'll find in this handbook:Chapter 1 (What is Diabetes?)contains diabetes definitions, causes, and history, as well as anoverview of insulin, the pancreas, and kidney functioning.
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Chapter 2 (Coping with Diabetes)offers practical advice for accepting your diabetes emotionallyand living with it day to day. Plus Your Guide to Better Diabetes Care.
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Chapter 3 (Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus)is a description of Type I diabetes. If you've beendiagnosed with this types of diabetes, you'll want to pay special attention to this chapter.
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Chapter 4 (Non-insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus)is a description of Type II diabetes. If you'vebeen diagnosed with this type of diabetes, you'll want to pay special attention to this chapter.
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Chapter 5 (Monitoring)explains how you can keep track of your blood sugar level to help control
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Diabetes Handbook Introductionhttp://www.ummed.edu/dept/diabetes/handbook/intro.htm (1 of 3) [5/18/1999 7:33:01 PM]

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