Synopses & Reviews
Increasing numbers of people with type 1 diabetes, all of whose lives depend on insulin, as well as type 2 diabetics, have already adopted the insulin pump, which replaces a regimen of insulin shots with a continuous delivery of insulin. Yet many who stand to benefit from "the pump" are put off by not fully understanding the device, and many already using it don't have anyone with whom to compare notes about its use. Now Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, who has used the pump for more than three years, cuts through common personal fears about the pump and offers insight into the day-to-day challengesand#151;and rewardsand#151;of life with it. Drawing on interviews with more than seventy-five pump users, including Nicole Johnson, Miss America 1999, as well as diabetes experts and other health professionals, Kaplan-Mayer discusses how the pump affects your sex life, dealing with money issues, finding support, counting carbohydrates, and much more. Insulin Pump Therapy Demystified offers knowledgeable, informative, reassuring advice that all pump usersand#151;current and futureand#151;will find extremely valuable. Charts and tables add to this valuable insider's guide.
This valuable insider's guide is for people with diabetes who are consideringinsulin pump therapy or who are already using it. Charts & tables.
A common form of treatment in the US, the insulin pump treatment is still a rarity in the UK, and most sufferers are not aware of the benefits. This book will provide all the answers for anyone wanting information.