March 25, 2012

Book Review: Your Diabetes Science Experiment by Ginger Vieira

This is one in a series of book reviews. You may find these books beneficial if you: manage prediabetes or diabetes, follow a diabetes meal plan and/or try to eat healthy to live well. These book reviews also appear on amazon.com. The books I’ve reviewed here can be found in my amazon a-store . Please check them out and consider a purchase. This book is available as an e-book and see my review.

Are you aware of how you learn best? Many times our best learnings stem from a series of  "experiments." Your Diabetes Science Experiment: Live Your Life with Diabetes, Instead of Letting Diabetes Live your Life by Ginger Vieira, is based on the premise that trial and error scenarios paired with data tracking can help you eliminate the guessing game of diabetes care.

 

Warshaw's article Less Ouch Needles published in Diabetic Living (Summer "09)

Warshaw's article Less Ouch Needles publish in Diabetic Living (Summer '09) helps people discover their options and learn whether they're using the correct length and gauge insulin syringe or pen needle. Answers to common but frequently unanswered questions are provided: Can I resuse pens or syringes? How should I discard my used needles?

June 16, 2009

Online Diabetes Communities Multiply

Social networking is the rage. People are sharing personally and professionally. For people with diabetes there’s been a ground swell of social networking sites. They offer opportunities to keep up with the latest diabetes research, products and technology, connect with others in your shoes and share your challenges and triumphs. And you get to do this with people globally. As a diabetes educator who’s been around for many years I realize that having diabetes can be isolating and that support is critical to successful management – medically and emotionally.

 

Real Life Guide to Diabetes

Are you...
  • overwhelmed by your diagnosis of prediabetes or diabetes?
  • baffled about what to eat…or not to eat?
  • alarmed by all the prospect of taking insulin?
  • scared about having or developing complications?

Nautilus Book Awards Winner2010 National Health Information Awards WinnerReal-Life Guide to Diabetes, published by American Diabetes Association and written with Hope’s nurse practitioner, certified diabetes educator co-author Joy Pape, puts everything you need to know about managing type 2, type 1 or prediabetes into a one-of-a-kind one-stop book. The 300 colorful easy-to-read pages of Real-Life Guide to Diabetes are filled with key research studies, common myths and facts, and straightforward answers to common questions. Pages are also loaded with practical tips and tactics to solve some of those common real life everyday issues of the 24/7/365 life with diabetes. One of the many ways Real-Life Guide to Diabetes is unique and different is that it helps you learn how to fit diabetes into your real life, your way. The book doesn’t suggest you need to change your life to manage diabetes.

Reviews

Real Life Guide to Diabetes is the best diabetes title in a long time…so well laid out, incorporating compelling visuals in full color to complement the easy-to-understand content written by two of the most respected figures in today's diabetes education world…A must-read.”
—Manny Hernandez, President, Diabetes Hands Foundation via Tudiabetes.com
"“Real Life Guide to Diabetes...chock full colorful images, highlighted quotes and pop-out boxes to grab your attention in bunches of little "content bites." The authors happen to be two of my favorite figures in the diabetes community: certified diabetes educators with loads of experience and personal passion..."
—Amy Tenderich via: www.diabetesmine.com
“Managing diabetes takes effort, but as I know firsthand, it’s worth it! “Real Life Guide to Diabetes is a thorough resource that can help you get on, and stay on a positive journey with diabetes.”
—Ann Albright, PhD, RD, Past President, American Diabetes Association and person with diabetes
"“Real Life Guide to Diabetes…is a simple-to-read, all encompassing guide to living with diabetes, both type 1 and type 2…The book is filled with colorful photos and graphics which help explain each topic. Highly Recommended."
—Jeff Hitchcock, Founder and President, www.childrenwithdiabetes.com
"Great new fresh approach to an old problem. “Real Life Guide to Diabetes is a must read for those with diabetes. Hope and Joy are the perfect names for authors who give hope and restore joy to with diabetes."
—David Bierman, posted at Amazon.com
“Warshaw and Pape hit the ball out of the park with…“Real Life Guide to Diabetes. Every sentence is a jewel of information…every page is filled with vital information. There is not one wasted space in the whole book. …this book really is a diabetes 101 course…”
—Susanne Acosta “Diabetes Vanquisher", posted at amazon.com

Table of Contents

  • Section 1: Build Your Strong Foundations
    • Understanding Diabetes
    • Know and Control Your ABCs
    • Seek and Find Care and Support
  • Section 2: Create Your Real Life Diabetes Plan
    • Realistic Behavior Changes for Success
    • Healthy Eating – The Basics
    • Eat Healthy – Real Life Challenges and Solution
    • Get Up, Get Active
    • Medications that Lower Blood Glucose
    • Other Medications to Manage Diabetes
    • No Prescription Needed
    • The Importance of Catching your Z’s
    • Stress, Depression and Diabetes
    • Monitoring Glucose and Blood Pressure Matters
  • Section 3: When Life Happens
    • When Life Veers Off Schedule
    • Glucose Highs and Lows
    • Lose Weight, Keep it Off
    • Your Sexual Health
    • Tobacco and Alcohol: How they Mix with Diabetes
    • Health Care Plans and Money Matters
    • Know Your Rights, Don’t Be Wronged
    • Prevent and Delay Long-Term Diabetes Problems

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