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The straight facts on treating diabetes successfully and livinga full and active life

Want to know how to manage your diabetes? This friendly bookoffers you reassuring guidance in putting together astate-of-the-art treatment program. Discover all the advances inmonitoring glucose, the latest medications, and how to develop adiet and exercise plan to stay healthy. Full of interestinganecdotes and helpful advice, this is your ultimate diabetesreference.

  • Get the latest information — read about the newestrecommendations from the Canadian Diabetes Association and theup-and-coming advances in medicines and monitors

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

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

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

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

  • Control your blood glucose through medication — find outeverything you need to know, from treatment tips to potentialside-effects

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

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 yourdiet

  • How to incorporate exercise into your diabetes treatmentplan

  • 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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