Minecraft Adventures B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | August 18, 2015

    Rinker Buck: IMG Just Passing Through: Embracing the Covered Wagon Mind-Set



    When people learn that I recently spent a long summer riding 2,000 miles across the Oregon Trail in a covered wagon pulled by mules, they invariably... Continue »
    1. $19.60 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$8.50
List price: $16.00
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Health and Medicine- Diabetes and Hypoglycemia

More copies of this ISBN

Diabesity: A Doctor and Her Patients on the Front Lines of the Obesity-Diabetes Epidemic

by

Diabesity: A Doctor and Her Patients on the Front Lines of the Obesity-Diabetes Epidemic Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Experts now predict that more than one-third of American children born in 2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetime. Written by one of the worlds leading authorities on the link between obesity and diabetes, this passionate, frightening-but ultimately hopeful-book points the way to a solution.

To enter Dr. Francine Kaufmans clinic is to see the future of America: a 220-pound twelve-year-old boy…a 267-pound thirteen-year-old girl…their concerned but equally overweight parents…the human faces and human suffering behind the epidemic of type 2 diabetes that threatens to overwhelm our health care system. Once a disease of the elderly, type 2 diabetes now strikes adults in their prime-and, increasingly, children. It has nearly doubled in the last decade. The cause? Our soaring rates of obesity.

Diabesity takes us to the front lines of the fight against this preventable but deadly disease. Through vivid patient stories, it explains how excess weight destroys the bodys ability to process sugar properly-with life-threatening consequences. It shows what happens when the genes that evolved to protect us from famine collide with a sedentary lifestyle that has put bacon cheeseburgers on every corner. And it demonstrates why our usual blame-the-victim response is futile in face of the complex, worldwide forces behind this epidemic.

Detailing the tools for change at every level-from families to school systems to government-and reporting on innovative programs that are already making a difference, Diabesity offers a compelling action plan for winning this battle.

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Francine R. Kaufman, M.D. is an internationally-known authority on diabetes and obesity. The immediate past-president of the American Diabetes Association (2002-2003 term), she is Head, Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, and Professor of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. The author of more than 150 medical articles, she has developed many important clinical innovations and is also a tireless public advocate. She has developed innovative programs for overweight and diabetic children and their families, served for more than twenty years as medical director of a summer camp for diabetic children, and was instrumental in banning the sale of soda in the LA Unified School District. Her many honors include the 2003 Woman of Valor Award from the American Diabetes Association. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Neal Kaufman, M.D., M.P.H., and is the mother of two sons, Adam and Jonah.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553383799
Author:
Kaufman, Francine R
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Author:
Kaufman, Francine R.
Author:
Francine R. Kaufman, M.D.
Author:
KAUFMAN, FRANCINE R., MD
Subject:
Health Care Delivery
Subject:
Diseases - Diabetes
Subject:
Obesity
Subject:
Non-insulin-dependent diabetes
Subject:
Obesity -- United States.
Subject:
General Health & Fitness
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Diabetes and Hypoglycemia
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.92 x 5.9 x 0.67 in 1 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Food and Healing Used Trade Paper $5.50
  2. Sugar Blues Used Mass Market $2.95
  3. The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and...
    New Trade Paper $17.00
  4. Nurse: A World of Care New Hardcover $34.95
  5. A History of Argentina in the... Used Trade Paper $10.95

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Diabetes and Hypoglycemia
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Illnesses
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties

Diabesity: A Doctor and Her Patients on the Front Lines of the Obesity-Diabetes Epidemic Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$8.50 In Stock
Product details 336 pages Bantam Books - English 9780553383799 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

       
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.