Table of contents for How to prevent, control & cure diabetes / by Seymour Alterman, Donald Kullman.


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Table of Contents 
	Foreword	xi
Chapter 1	Diabetes Mellitus--An Overview	1
	What Is Diabetes Mellitus? · Type 1 and
	Type 2 Diabetes · Historical Perspective
Chapter 2	Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes--
	Two Different Disorders	7
	Type 1 Diabetes · Type 2 Diabetes ·
	Atypical Variations
Chapter 3	Criteria for Diagnosing Diabetes	21
	New Criteria · Impaired Category ·
	Screening Guidelines · Treatment Goals
Chapter 4	The Genetics of Diabetes	27
	Risk of Inheriting Type 1 Diabetes ·
	Risk of Inheriting Type 2 Diabetes ·
	Gestational Diabetes Risk
Chapter 5	Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)	31
	Causes · Symptoms · Treatments ·
	Non-Ketotic Syndrome
Chapter 6	Diabetes & Pregnancy	37
	Gestational Diabetes · Diagnosis ·
	Management & Prognosis
Chapter 7	Guidelines for Healthier
	Eating With Diabetes	45
	Importance for Diabetic Control · 
	Exchange Lists · Meal Planning
Chapter 8	Insulin	63
	Sources of Insulin · Different Types
	and Mode of Action · Cautions 
	Regarding Use
Chapter 9	Preparing & Injecting Insulin	69
	Preparing & Injecting a Single Dose
	of Insulin · Selection of Injection Sites ·
	How to Use an Insulin Pen Injector ·
	How to Dispose of Syringes & Needles
Chapter 10	Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)	79
	Causes of Low Blood Sugar Reactions ·
	How to Recognize Hypoglycemia ·
	Importance of Early Treatment · 
	Comparison of Diabetic Coma &
	Insulin Reactions
Chapter 11	Oral Drugs for Diabetes	91
	Oral Agents · Combination Therapy
	With Oral Drugs · Dosage Mechanism
	of Action, Advantages & Disadvantages
	of the Oral Agents
Chapter 12	Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose
	(SMBG) & Laboratory Testing
	for Glycosylated Hemoglobin	105
	Benefits · Finger-Stick Method ·
	Equipment · Glycosylated Hemoglobin
	
Chapter 13	Patterns of Control & Sick Day Care	113
	Information Gleaned From Careful
	Records in a Diary Form ·
	When to Call Your Doctor ·
	Sick Day Rules
Chapter 14	Intensive Management of Diabetes	119
	Affect on Vision · Renal Function ·
	Nerve Tissue · Cardiovascular Disease
Chapter 15	The Insulin Pump	125
	Advantages Over Conventional
	Treatment · Description of Equipment
	& Maintenance · Getting Started
Chapter 16	Obesity & Diabetes	131
	How Obesity is Measured · Causes
	of Obesity · Importance of Weight
	Control · Treatment of Obesity
Chapter 17	Benefits of Exercise	145
	Beneficial Effects on Metabolism ·
	Medical Clearance for Exercise ·
	Appropriate Exercise Programs
Chapter 18	Cardiovascular Disease & Diabetes	155
	"Good & Bad" Cholesterol · How to
	Decrease Risk of Heart Disease ·
	Drug Treatment · Diet
Chapter 19	Long-Term Complications of Diabetes	195
	Neuropathy · Cardiovascular Disease ·
	Retinopathy · Nephropathy
Chapter 20	Travel and the Diabetic	209
	Planning a Trip · Equipment to Take When
	Traveling · Necessary Precautions
Chapter 21	Hygiene	213
	Dental Care · Skin Care ·
	Eye Care · Urinary Tract Infections
Chapter 22	Care of the Feet 	219
	How to Avoid Ulcers & Infections ·
	Importance of Early Diagnosis &
	Treatment · Routine Foot Care
Chapter 23	Diabetes & Impotence	229
	Causes · Medical Treatment ·
	Surgical Treatment
Chapter 24	Diabetes in Black Americans	237
	Epidemiology of Diabetes in Black
	Americans · Need for Increased
	Awareness & Treatment
Chapter 25	Straight Talk to Teenagers
	and Young Adults with Diabetes	243
	What to Tell Friends and Teachers ·
	How to Live a "Normal" Life · Answers
	to Frequently Asked Questions
Chapter 26	Alternative Therapies for Diabetes	249
	The Role of Alternative Treatments ·
	Natural Treatments for Type 2 Diabetes ·
	Botanical Hypoglycemics · Chromium
	and Other Minerals · Vitamins
Chapter 27	Diabetes: The Cure	261
	Pancreatic & Islet Cell Transplants ·
	Overcoming Host vs. Graft Disease ·
	Gene Therapy · Islet Cell Neogenesis ·
	Co-Transplantation of Islet & Sertoli
	Cells · The Closed Loop · Prevention of
	Diabetes
	Glossary	281
	Index	301




Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Diabetes Popular works