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The straight facts on treating diabetes successfully and living a full and active life

Want to know how to manage your diabetes? This friendly book offers you reassuring guidance in putting together a state-of-the-art treatment program. Discover all the advances in monitoring glucose, the latest medications, and how to develop a diet and exercise plan to stay healthy. Full of interesting anecdotes and helpful advice, this is your ultimate diabetes reference.

  • Get the latest information — read about the newest recommendations from the Canadian Diabetes Association and the up-and-coming advances in medicines and monitors

  • Handle low and high blood-glucose emergencies — learn how to identify the symptoms that require urgent attention and how to treat the problem

  • Manage diabetes and pregnancy — know what to do during pregnancy to help ensure a healthy baby

  • Get to know your health care team — find the health care providers you need, from your family physician to your diabetes nurse educator to your dietitian, and more

  • Manage your diabetes through exercise and nutritional know-how — achieve and maintain good diabetes health with suggested exercises and healthy eating tips

  • Control your blood glucose through medication — find out everything you need to know, from treatment tips to potential side-effects

"Finally there is a book that I can recommend to people with diabetes."
Dr. Anne Kenshole, Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

Open the book and find:

  • The symptoms and causes of your diabetes

  • How to monitor and record your blood glucose levels

  • Tips for taking and caring for insulin

  • Guidance on getting the vitamins and minerals you need from your diet

  • How to incorporate exercise into your diabetes treatment plan

  • What you need to know about alternative medicines

  • Ways to get the best possible health care

  • Useful Web sites to help keep you informed

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