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Your essential guide to managing diabetes successfully andliving a full life

Don't just survive — thrive! Diabetes For Dummies,3rd Australian edition, brings you right up to date with the latestresearch, treatment and management approaches for all types ofdiabetes. This book is essential reading whether you have diabetesyourself or are supporting a friend or relative with thecondition.

  • Reduce your diabetes risk — understand and avoid thecauses of prediabetes and diabetes

  • Recognise the importance of diet and exercise — adopt ahealthy eating plan and exercise regime that works for you

  • Keep on top of self-monitoring and medication — learnwhat's new in research and treatment in Australia, and whatadvances are on the horizon

  • Deal with the emotional challenges of having diabetes —understand how your mental health affects your physical health anddevelop coping styles that work over the long term

  • Prevent short-term and long-term complications — know howto deal with low or very high blood glucose and find out howdiabetes can affect your kidneys, nervous system, heart andeyes

  • Manage diabetes in children and older people — care foryour child from infancy to self-management and help support theolder person with diabetes

  • Get the support you need — know which organisations toturn to for help and access reputable online support

Open the book and find:

  • How to identify the differences between type 1, type 2 andgestational diabetes

  • Explanations for the drugs used in diabetes management

  • Tips for caring for your feet

  • Advice on coping with diabetes before and during pregnancy

  • Practical exercises for improving your mental health

  • How to deal with on-the-job and insurance obstacles

  • Ways to identify dodgy treatments and 'cures'

Learn to:

  • Manage your diabetes and live life to the full

  • Eat a balanced diet and exercise for a healthier life

  • Deal with the psychological effects of your condition

  • Access the best online support

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