This title is designed to bring together necessary and valuable information for the millions of individuals, family members, and caregivers affected by diabetes. For those providing care and support to individuals with diabetes, this resource provides easy-to-understand and helpful information about diabetes and connects readers to many sources of support. Diabetes Handbook & Resource Guide offers statistics, both national and state, as well as discussions about prevention, treatment, and outcomes. It includes details on several types of diabetes, including type 1 and type 2 diabetes, plus information on gestational diabetes, neonatal diabetes, type 3c diabetes, maturity-onset diabetes of the young, Wolfram syndrome, Alström syndrome, and steroid-induced diabetes.
- Studies & Statistics About Diabetes: This section is more than 300 pages and includes detailed reports, maps, graphs, and tables from the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health. Coverage is current, comprehensive, and discusses the prevalence of diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes, risk-factors for diabetes-related complications, and coexisting conditions.
- Types of Diabetes: This section includes several chapters, each covering a different type of diabetes. Each chapter begins with an informative description, and goes on to include a variety of resources for patients, their families, and caregivers.
- Factors that May Lead to Diabetes: This section discusses several factors that may lead to diabetes, including obesity, impaired glucose tolerance, insulin resistance, ethnic background, lack of exercise, and family history. Additional materials also discuss ways to delay or prevent diabetes.
- Additional sections include Pharmaceuticals Used to Treat Diabetes, Glossary, Entry Index, and Geographic Index.
Diabetes Handbook & Resource Guide is a necessary reference for public and academic libraries, as well as health care collections, providing information crucial to sufferers of diabetes, their broader support network, caseworkers, social workers, and other health care providers