Alan L. Rubin

  • Get the facts on treating diabetes successfully and living a full and active life As Canada's ultimate diabetes resource, this helpful guide returns with a new edition-thoroughly revised and updated with the latest guidelines from the Canadian Diabetes Association, along with new medical findings. Offering you reassuring guidance for putting together a state-of-the-art diabetes treatment program, this friendly-yet-informative book walks you through all the advances in monitoring glucose, the latest medications, ways to juggle diabetes with daily commitments, and how to develop a diet and exercise plan to stay healthy. Packed with helpful advice, Diabetes For Canadians For Dummies, Third Edition explores the newest data about the diagnosis and treatment of people with diabetes, including children and women during pregnancy. The author duo puts their years of diabetes expertise to use by deciphering information from recent studies that provide new insights into how diabetes affects the body and walks you through the latest drugs used to treat this manageable disease. Teaches you how to identify the symptoms that require urgent attention and how to subsequently treat the problem Reassures you of what to do during pregnancy to help ensure a healthy baby Shares advice for finding the right health care providers, from your family physician to your diabetes nurse educator to your dietician, and more Addresses concerns regarding driving with hypoglycemia Discusses the latest connection between the brain and diabetes and looks at new nutritional data from the latest version of Canada's Food Guide Diabetes For Canadians For Dummies, Third Edition features new nutritional data, facts on prediabetes, and advice for prevention tactics, all of which provide you with an arsenal of information that will help you manage your diabetes confidently and wisely.

  • The straight facts on treating diabetes successfully With diabetes now considered pandemic throughout the world, there have been enormous advances in the field. Now significantly revised and updated, this new edition of Diabetes For Dummies includes the latest information on diabetes medications and monitoring equipment, new findings about treating diabetes in the young and elderly, new ways to diagnose and treat long- and short-term complications, updated nutritional guidelines, new tools for measuring blood sugar and delivering insulin to the body, and much more. There's no question that the burden of diabetes is increasing globally: it's estimated that 387 million people worldwide are living with diabetes, and that staggering number is expected to increase an additional 205 million+ by 2035. If you or a loved one is part of this overwhelming statistic, you can take comfort in the sensitive and authoritative information provided in this hands-on guide. From monitoring and maintaining your glucose to understanding the importance of exercising and eating right-and everything in between-Diabetes For Dummies takes the guesswork out of living with diabetes and empowers you to take control and keep your life on a healthy track. Reduce your risk of diabetes complications Discover the latest and the tried-and-true options for monitoring blood sugar Get up to speed on the various diabetes medications and lifestyle strategies Improve diabetes control and overall health If you're one of the millions of diabetics or pre-diabetics in search of an accessible and up-to-date resource to help you manage this disease, Diabetes For Dummies is the trusted guide you'll turn to again and again.

  • Treat diabetes successfully and lead a full life Want to know how to manage diabetes? You'll learn about all the advances in monitoring glucose, the latest medications, and how to develop a diet and exercise plan to stay healthy. And if you need to use insulin, this book explains your options. Open the book and find: Ways to reduce your diabetes risk Explanations of the different types of diabetes Nutritional advice for maintaining a healthy weight Explanations of the available treatment options Strategies for getting the daily exercise you need

  • »Mit Diabetes leben für Dummies« hilft Ihnen als Diabetiker Ihre Symptome richtig zu deuten, Ihre Krankheit besser zu verstehen und Behandlungsmglichkeiten zu kennen. Lesen Sie, was Sie durch Ernährungsumstellung und mehr Bewegung erreichen knnen. Erfahren Sie, was Sie tun knnen, um Langzeitschäden zu vermeiden, und was bei akuten Notfällen zu tun ist. Dieses Buch hilft Ihnen, die Sprache der Ärzte zu verstehen und ein so normales Leben wie mglich zu führen und ist damit ein hilfreicher Weggefährte für jeden Diabetiker!

  • Werden Sie aktiv und lassen Sie dem Bluthochdruck keine Chance
    Wir alle wissen es: Zu fettes Essen, Stress, zu wenig Bewegung, zu wenig Schlaf, ein oder zwei Gläschen Wein oder Bier gesund ist das nicht. Viel schlimmer noch: So wird man zum klassischen Bluthochdruck-Kandidaten. Eine tückische Krankheit, denn erst einmal tut nichts weh, aber die gesundheitlichen Risiken sind groß: Schlaganfall und Herzinfarkt. Der Arzt Alan L. Rubin schildert leicht verständlich und ohne erhobenen Zeigefinger, welche Signale der Krper gibt, wie man Bluthochdruck vorbeugen und mit welchen Therapien man dieser Volkskrankheit erfolgreich begegnen kann.

  • Your plain-English guide to the many benefits of Vitamin D Vitamin D is in the news every day, as new tests and studies reveal encouraging information about its power in maintaining good health and preventing major illnesses. No longer thought to just play a role in calcium intake and bone growth, Vitamin D has a host of other functions in the body, playing a role in prevention of serious diseases, including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, as well as boosting immunity, improving athletic performance, losing weight, and more. This hands-on, plain-English guide is perfect for anyone looking for helpful advice and information on the "nutrient of the decade." Coverage of how Vitamin D works, and how much is needed for disease prevention How and where to get sufficient amounts of the right kind of Vitamin D - from both your diet and nutritional supplements The best ways to maintain healthy levels of Vitamin D If you're looking to learn more about the many benefits Vitamin D can have on you and your family, you'll find everything you need right here.

  • Learn how to manage Type 1 diabetes for a healthier and happier life!
    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.

  • If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a thyroid condition, you've probably found out at least a little about this mysterious gland-just enough to want to look for answers to the many questions that keep popping up in your mind. What causes this condition? How is it treated? What can you do to get healthy again? Thyroid for Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you the detailed information you're looking for on new methods for detecting thyroid disease in both adults and children, alternative treatments, pros and cons of powerful new drugs now on the market, advice for managing the disease through changes in exercise and diet, and much  more. You're discover: What the thyroid does How to identify a sick thyroid and recognize who's at risk Ways to find the right thyroid doctor How to cope with hypothyroidism in children The hereditary connection to thyroid disease How thyroid disease affects the elderly The effects of hyperthyroidism during pregnancy How to decide if surgery is necessary Ten myths about thyroid health Updated to address advances made since the first edition, including the latest thinking on understanding thyroid disease's connection to depression and mania, Thyroid for Dummies, 2nd Edition will tell you everything you need to know about how the thyroid functions, what makes it malfunction, and what to do when a problem occurs.

  • New info on high blood pressure in women, children, and the elderly The fun and easy way to take charge of hypertension and add years to your life! Are you battling high blood pressure? This updated guide explains all the latest breakthroughs in the detection, treatment, and prevention of high blood pressure, helping you determine whether you're at risk and develop a diet and exercise program to keep your blood pressure at healthy levels. You'll also find new information on protecting your heart, kidneys, and brain and dealing with secondary high blood pressure. Measure your blood pressure properly Develop a successful treatment plan Improve your lifestyle habits Evaluate new drug therapies Find resources and outside support

  • Accessible information on the causes, health risks, and treatment of prediabetes If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with prediabetes - a heightened level of glucose, and/or impaired glucose tolerance - the time to act is now. Prediabetes For Dummies examines the signs and symptoms of this potential precursor to diabetes and offers up-to-date information about treatment. It provides clear, practical advice on steps you can take to minimize the risk of serious health consequences. This plain-English guide shows you how to stop prediabetes in its tracks and prevent it from progressing to diabetes. You'll learn how to recognize the symptoms of this often-undiagnosed condition, and what to do if you think you may be prediabetic. You'll also discover how simple lifestyle changes, such as changes in your diet and moderate exercise, can put the brakes on prediabetes and even reverse the condition. Offers clear explanations of prediabetes causes, health risks, and treatment Includes the latest advances in the use of diabetes medications to treat prediabetes Provides diet suggestions, meal plans, and exercise tips Contains helpful suggestions for friends and family members who want to support a loved one with prediabetes While there is no cure for diabetes, it can be prevented if prediabetes is diagnosed and treated early. Packed with valuable information for patients of all ages, Prediabetes For Dummies is an important resource for taking control of this dangerous condition.

  • Includes information on the latest thyroid treatments
    Understand and manage your thyroid condition
    Don't get pushed around by the little gland in your neck. Whether you suffer from an underactive or overactive thyroid, nodules, or a goitre, Thyroid For Dummies has all the jargon-free information you need to get to grips with the problem and expert advice on how to get your condition under control.
    Discover how to
    * Tell if you have a thyroid problem
    * Understand the treatments on offer
    * Deal with your condition day-to-day
    * Get the right diet and exercise
    * Manage thyroid conditions in children and older people

  • Discover how to eat a well-balanced diabetic diet Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies gives you everything you need to create healthy and diabetic-friendly meals. In this revised and updated edition, you'll discover how easy it is to manage diabetes through diet. With tons of new recipes-many of them vegetarian-and the latest information on diabetes testing, monitoring, and maintenance, this book will help guide you down a path to a healthier you. With an anticipated price tag close to $3.4 billion annually by the year 2020, diabetes is one of the costliest health hazards in the U.S. If you're one of the 25.8 million Americans suffering from diabetes, this hands-on, friendly guide arms you with the most up-to-date nutritional information and shows you how to start cooking-and eating-your way to better health. Offers 100+ new and revised diabetic recipes for every meal of the day Features changes in fat, carbohydrate, and protein recommendations that parallel the meal plan recommendations of the American Diabetes Association Covers how to make smart choices when eating out, shopping for food, and setting up a diabetic kitchen Introduces ways to involve diabetic children in meal planning and preparation If you're diabetic and want to learn how to make lifestyle changes that count, Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies shows you how the food you eat can help treat, prevent, and manage diabetes.

  • The straight facts on treating diabetes successfully and living a full and active life Want to know how to manage your diabetes? This friendly book offers you reassuring guidance in putting together a state-of-the-art treatment program. Discover all the advances in monitoring glucose, the latest medications, and how to develop a diet and exercise plan to stay healthy. Full of interesting anecdotes and helpful advice, this is your ultimate diabetes reference. Get the latest information - read about the newest recommendations from the Canadian Diabetes Association and the up-and-coming advances in medicines and monitors Handle low and high blood-glucose emergencies - learn how to identify the symptoms that require urgent attention and how to treat the problem Manage diabetes and pregnancy - know what to do during pregnancy to help ensure a healthy baby Get to know your health care team - find the health care providers you need, from your family physician to your diabetes nurse educator to your dietitian, and more Manage your diabetes through exercise and nutritional know-how - achieve and maintain good diabetes health with suggested exercises and healthy eating tips Control your blood glucose through medication - find out everything you need to know, from treatment tips to potential side-effects "Finally there is a book that I can recommend to people with diabetes."
    -Dr. Anne Kenshole, Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto Open the book and find: The symptoms and causes of your diabetes How to monitor and record your blood glucose levels Tips for taking and caring for insulin Guidance on getting the vitamins and minerals you need from your diet How to incorporate exercise into your diabetes treatment plan What you need to know about alternative medicines Ways to get the best possible health care Useful Web sites to help keep you informed

  • Many of us, at the best of times, struggle for inspiration when it comes to cooking - and that's without a medical condition that may affect our eating habits and require careful management. The right diet is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle and all the more important for the successful management of diabetes. Fully updated for a UK audience Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies will include the latest dietary recommendations and medical information on diabetes and its management. Packed with over 100 delicious and easy to prepare recipes - for everyday eating and entertaining - alongside a brand new section on packing healthy lunches and picnics, this book will help make mealtimes interesting and healthy. The book also offers guidance on the glycaemic index, nutritional information, diabetic exchanges for each recipe and lifestyle advice to help readers take control of their condition and live life to the full. Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies will feature: Part I: Thriving with Diabetes Living To Eat With Diabetes Eating To Live With Diabetes Planning Meals for Weight Loss Goals Eating What You Like (Within Reason) Stocking Up at the Supermarket Part II: Healthy Recipes That Taste Great Enjoying the Benefits of Breakfast Starting Well: Hors d'Oeuvres and First Courses Sipping Simply Divine Soups Taking a Leaf From the Salad Bar Being Full of Beans (and Grains and Pasta) Adding Veg to Your Meals Boning Up on Fish Cookery Flocking to Poultry Creating Balanced Meals with Meats Nibbling on Snacks Drooling Over Mouth-Watering Desserts Part III: Eating Away from Home Eating Out as a Nourishing Experience Packing a Picnic Lunch Part IV: The Part of Tens Ten (or So) Simple Steps to Change Your Eating Habits Ten Easy Substitutions in Your Eating Plan Ten Strategies to Normalize Your Blood Glucose Ten Healthy Eating Habits for Children with Diabetes Part V: Appendixes Appendix A: Investing in Food Supplements for Optimum Health Appendix B: Exchange Lists Appendix C: A Glossary of Key Cooking Terms Appendix D: Conversions of Weights, Measures, and Sugar Substitutes Appendix E: Other Recipe Sources for People with Diabetes

  • Food awareness, nutrition, and meal planning advice for people with diabetes Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition For Dummies takes the mystery and the frustration out of healthy eating and managing diabetes. Both the newly diagnosed and the experienced alike will learn what defines healthy eating for diabetes and it's crucial role to long term health, why healthy eating can be so difficult, and how meal planning is a key to successful diabetes management Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition For Dummies takes the guesswork out of eating and preparing diabetes friendly foods. You'll learn whether popular diets fit (or don't fit) into a healthy eating plan, what to shop for, how to eat healthy away from home, which supplements you should consider, and how to build perfect meals yourself.  To get you started, this book includes a week's worth of diabetes-friendly meals, and fabulous recipes that demonstrate how delicious food and effective diabetes management can go hand in hand. Includes helpful information for people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes as well as exchange lists for diabetes Explains how your surroundings and your biology conspire to encourage unhealthy eating, and how you can gain control by planning in advance Helps you to understand that fabulous, nutritionally-balanced food and diabetes management can go hand in hand If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with diabetes, Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition For Dummies is packed with expert advice, surprising insights, and practical examples of meal plans coupled with sound nutritional advice.

  • Bestseller! Features new information on metabolic syndrome Take control of your diabetes and live well Don't just survive - thrive! That's the message of this state-of-the-art guide to diabetes management, now updated to include the latest advances in therapy for diabetes and its complications. From causes, symptoms, and side effects to treatments and diet, this book delivers sound advice on staying fit and feeling great. Understand and manage diabetes Choose a diet plan that suits you Prevent long-term complications Care for someone who has diabetes Manage high blood pressure, cholesterol, and kidney problems ". . . diabetic patients . . . should arm themselves with sugar cubes, glucose tablets, boiled sweets . . . but also with a copy of Diabetes For Dummies . . ."
    -Dr Thomas Stuttaford, The Times ". . . combines clarity with depth and detail . . ."
    -Yoga and Health magazine

  • Learn to live a full and active life with type 2 diabetes Type 2 diabetes is Australia's fast-growing chronic disease, yet it can be prevented with the right diet and regular exercise. Whether you have already been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or are pre-diabetic and hoping to avoid full-blown diabetes, this easy-to-understand book teaches you how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and good blood glucose control so that you can prevent long-term complications and live a full and active life. An author team of medical professionals, led by Professor Lesley Campbell and Dr. Alan Rubin, offers essential guidance and critical advice for taking preventative measures to avoid developing type 2 diabetes in the first place. For those who have already been diagnosed, the authors walk you through how to deal with type 2 and clearly explain how it affects your body. Highlights ways to manage the daily impact that type 2 has on your life and prevent long-term complications Devotes an entire chapter to foot care Explains glucose monitoring as well as medications that you should be familiar with Details a healthy eating and exercise plan for getting a handle on your type 2 diabetes Makes suggestions for additional resources so you can learn more about your diabetes With a focus on the specific concerns of type 2 diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes For Dummies is a reliable, locally relevant resource on diabetes management.

  • Your essential guide to managing diabetes successfully and living a full life Don't just survive - thrive! Diabetes For Dummies, 3rd Australian edition, brings you right up to date with the latest research, treatment and management approaches for all types of diabetes. This book is essential reading whether you have diabetes yourself or are supporting a friend or relative with the condition. Reduce your diabetes risk - understand and avoid the causes of prediabetes and diabetes Recognise the importance of diet and exercise - adopt a healthy eating plan and exercise regime that works for you Keep on top of self-monitoring and medication - learn what's new in research and treatment in Australia, and what advances are on the horizon Deal with the emotional challenges of having diabetes - understand how your mental health affects your physical health and develop coping styles that work over the long term Prevent short-term and long-term complications - know how to deal with low or very high blood glucose and find out how diabetes can affect your kidneys, nervous system, heart and eyes Manage diabetes in children and older people - care for your child from infancy to self-management and help support the older person with diabetes Get the support you need - know which organisations to turn to for help and access reputable online support Open the book and find: How to identify the differences between type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes Explanations for the drugs used in diabetes management Tips for caring for your feet Advice on coping with diabetes before and during pregnancy Practical exercises for improving your mental health How to deal with on-the-job and insurance obstacles Ways to identify dodgy treatments and 'cures' Learn to: Manage your diabetes and live life to the full Eat a balanced diet and exercise for a healthier life Deal with the psychological effects of your condition Access the best online support

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