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The Family and Friends' Guide to Diabetes: Everything You Need to Know

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Everything You Need to Know

Help and reassurance for everyone who knows, loves, and cares for someone with diabetes.

Diabetes doesnt affect just the person with it. It touches family, friends, and coworkers as well. Without solid information, often those who care for someone with diabetes find the psychological, psychosocial, and financial challenges of the disease confusing, stressful, and even frightening. Here, finally, is a clear, sensitive, and informative guide that tells you what diabetes is and how to cope with it on a daily basis.

Drawing on her personal experience with family members with diabetes as well as her own professional expertise, Eve Gehling has designed The Family and Friends Guide to Diabetes for those who want to learn how to best help someone with diabetes. Learn what diabetes is and how its treated, how you can help your loved one manage low blood glucose and get through periods of illness, how to prepare healthy meals and plan special events with confidence, and how to create positive work and home environments for both the person with diabetes and the family.In addition, this book offers practical, reassuring advice on the important emotional aspects that can affect you, from understanding how youre feeling to coping better with the day-to-day challenges of living or working with someone who has a chronic disease. Written in an easy-to-grasp question-and-answer format and filled with informative sidebars, easy-to-prepare menus, and invaluable tips, The Family and Friends Guide to Diabetes will restore your confidence and help you make a difference in the lives of all those around you.

Synopsis:

Everything You Need to Know

Help and reassurance for everyone who knows, loves, and cares for someone with diabetes.

Diabetes doesn?t affect just the person with it. It touches family, friends, and coworkers as well. Without solid information, often those who care for someone with diabetes find the psychological, psychosocial, and financial challenges of the disease confusing, stressful, and even frightening. Here, finally, is a clear, sensitive, and informative guide that tells you what diabetes is and how to cope with it on a daily basis.

Drawing on her personal experience with family members with diabetes as well as her own professional expertise, Eve Gehling has designed The Family and Friends? Guide to Diabetes for those who want to learn how to best help someone with diabetes. Learn what diabetes is and how it?s treated, how you can help your loved one manage low blood glucose and get through periods of illness, how to prepare healthy meals and plan special events with confidence, and how to create positive work and home environments for both the person with diabetes and the family.In addition, this book offers practical, reassuring advice on the important emotional aspects that can affect you, from understanding how you?re feeling to coping better with the day-to-day challenges of living or working with someone who has a chronic disease. Written in an easy-to-grasp question-and-answer format and filled with informative sidebars, easy-to-prepare menus, and invaluable tips, The Family and Friends? Guide to Diabetes will restore your confidence and help you make a difference in the lives of all those around you.

About the Author

EVE GEHLING, M.Ed., R.D., C.D.E., is a diabetes educator and registered dietitian. She has specialized in diabetes education for over ten years. As a health care provider, friend, and family member to people with diabetes (types 1, 2, and gestational), she's compiled answers to common questions people have about diabetes-but often don't know how and whom to ask. She resides in Minnesota with her husband, loves to travel, and enjoys the outdoors.

Table of Contents

Diabetes Facts.

Managing Low Blood Glucose.

Preparing Healthy Meals.

Caring During Illness and High Blood Glucose.

Planning Special Occasions with Confidence.

Creating Positive Work Environments.

Understanding My Emotions...to Better Cope with Their Diabetes.

Promoting Healthy Habits at Home.

Building Positive Relationships.

Appendices.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471348016
Subtitle:
Everything You Need to Know
Author:
Gehling, Eve
Publisher:
Wiley
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Diseases - Diabetes
Subject:
Diabetes
Subject:
Patients
Subject:
Diabetics.
Subject:
Family Relationships
Subject:
Diabetics -- Family relationships.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Diabetes and Hypoglycemia
Subject:
Consumer Health General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
GTR-7
Publication Date:
February 2000
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
282
Dimensions:
8.98x6.06x.78 in. .70 lbs.

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Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » General
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Diabetes and Hypoglycemia

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"Synopsis" by , Everything You Need to Know

Help and reassurance for everyone who knows, loves, and cares for someone with diabetes.

Diabetes doesn?t affect just the person with it. It touches family, friends, and coworkers as well. Without solid information, often those who care for someone with diabetes find the psychological, psychosocial, and financial challenges of the disease confusing, stressful, and even frightening. Here, finally, is a clear, sensitive, and informative guide that tells you what diabetes is and how to cope with it on a daily basis.

Drawing on her personal experience with family members with diabetes as well as her own professional expertise, Eve Gehling has designed The Family and Friends? Guide to Diabetes for those who want to learn how to best help someone with diabetes. Learn what diabetes is and how it?s treated, how you can help your loved one manage low blood glucose and get through periods of illness, how to prepare healthy meals and plan special events with confidence, and how to create positive work and home environments for both the person with diabetes and the family.In addition, this book offers practical, reassuring advice on the important emotional aspects that can affect you, from understanding how you?re feeling to coping better with the day-to-day challenges of living or working with someone who has a chronic disease. Written in an easy-to-grasp question-and-answer format and filled with informative sidebars, easy-to-prepare menus, and invaluable tips, The Family and Friends? Guide to Diabetes will restore your confidence and help you make a difference in the lives of all those around you.

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