The Family and Friends' Guide to Diabetes

The Family and Friends' Guide to Diabetes

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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.Food Guide Pyramid, foods in each group are assigned a specific portion size based upon their nutrient value a€” how much ... For example, while peas are technically a vegetable, they are high in carbohydrate and act upon a persona#39;s blood glucose level ... Ita#39;s like learning a new language where you first need to learn the alphabet (food portions) before you can put words and sentences together (meals).

Title:The Family and Friends' Guide to Diabetes
Author:Eve Gehling
Publisher:Wiley - 2000-02-01


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