If diabetes is "the original do-it-yourself disease," then this book, a revision of the original ( LJ 11/1/81), containing a substantial amount of new material, is an outstanding do-it-yourself guide for both newly diagnosed and long-standing diabetics of all ages. Biermann, herself a diabetic, and Toohey offer a wealth of information in an expanded question-and- answer format. Emphasizing that virtually all complications of diabetes can be prevented by maintenance of proper blood-sugar levels, they discuss the kinds and actions of insulin now available; eating in fast-food restaurants; why insulin cannot be taken as a pill; and the emotional effects of living with a chronic disease. Sections for insulin-dependent and nondependent diabetics, as well as for families and friends of diabetics, are amply illustrated, and references to both consumer and professional literature on diabetes are cited. Highly recommended. -- Karen McNally Bensing, The Benjamin Rose Inst. Lib., Cleveland
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