From the diabetes experts at Mayo Clinic comes a new 3rd edition of this practical, comprehensive guide to understanding and managing your diabetes. VALUABLE NEW MATERIAL ADDED: New chapters on Using Technology to Manage Diabetes, Living Well with Diabetes, and Traveling with Diabetes provide additional resources and make this revised edition an even more comprehensive tool for patients.
Whether you or a loved one are living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, Mayo Clinic The Essential Diabetes Book is a practical manual for learning the ins and outs of the disease—why it develops, how it affects your body, how it’s treated, and what you can do to live well in spite of it. Each chapter delves into specific topics like how to monitor your blood sugar, how to incorporate healthy eating and exercise to lose weight, how to stay active and maintain a healthy weight, and how to get the most from your medications and treatment program.
The newly revised third edition also outlines the most up-to-date information on new medications, advances in insulin delivery, and the latest diabetes technology being used by medical experts. You’ll learn about different diabetes technology options and how they may benefit your diabetes management routine, as well as how to avoid the distress and burnout many diabetics face.
If you have a child with diabetes, there’s help for you too. You’ll learn how to recognize the key signs and symptoms of childhood diabetes, set your child up for a healthy future, implement new diabetes technology that works for you and your child, and support your child’s emotional well-being.
Diabetes is a serious illness—and it’s becoming increasingly common. But with the collective knowledge and wisdom of a team of Mayo Clinic experts provided in Mayo Clinic The Essential Diabetes Book, you can be on your way to not just managing your illness, but thriving.
About the Author
M. Regina Castro, M.D., is an endocrinologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and a Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. Dr. Castro’s work combines seeing patients, educating residents and fellows, and doing clinical research. She is the Director of the Endocrinology Fellowship Program at Mayo Clinic. Within the practice, her primary interests are in evaluating and treating patients living with diabetes and thyroid disorders. Her research interests include the use of technology and data to improve diabetes care, with an emphasis on machine learning algorithms.