Diabetes: the 'at your fingertips' guide by Peter Sönksen, Charles Fox, Sue Judd

By Peter Sönksen, Charles Fox, Sue Judd

This paintings is medically actual and straightforward to appreciate, it contains solutions to 470 actual questions requested through individuals with diabetes and their households, written through 3 health workers. The booklet explains all of the scientific terminology in simple English, together with a thesaurus defining over one hundred forty scientific phrases, and solutions the questions you could no longer have time to invite your general practitioner. additionally it is a ten web page color part displaying you the way to take advantage of the newest machine and insulin pens, and indicates you exacly what to do if an emergency happens.

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Diabetes UK offers helpful literature and information but this is not really a substitute for personal advice from a properly trained dietitian. You can arrange to see a State Registered Dietitian through your hospital or your GP. Most hospitals have a State Registered Dietitian attached to the diabetes clinic, and you could arrange to see them at your next clinic visit. Some general practitioners 24 Diabetes – the ‘at your fingertips’ guide organize their own diabetes clinics, and may arrange for a dietitian to visit this clinic.

However, it is worth remembering that everyone finds their diabetes easier to control if they have three or more small meals a day rather than one or two large ones. Treatment without insulin 21 My husband’s diabetes is controlled by diet alone. Since being diagnosed 2 years ago, he has kept strictly to his food plan. In the past year he has not had a positive urine test and his blood glucose measurements at the clinic have been normal. Does this mean he no longer has diabetes? Once you have developed diabetes, you always have diabetes.

Would I be right in thinking that I could avoid doing this if I cut down my intake of carbohydrate? No, probably not. If you are overweight, you might be able to avoid insulin by dieting strictly and losing weight but only if you are eating more than you need at the moment. If your present food intake is the amount you need, then reducing this will only make you lose weight and in due course become weak – and you may already be suffering from thirst, weight loss and fatigue. So if you are eating too much, eat less and try to improve your control that way.

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