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Diabetics Book 4e Paperback – Jul 1 1998


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Tarcher; 4 edition (July 1 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0874779243
  • ISBN-13: 978-0874779240
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 2.2 x 13.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,564,633 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Format: Paperback
I have the 1994 edition of this book. I looked it up on Amazon.com and the only customer reviewer said that it was outdated! And I wondered why it had not been updated. I compared the review with the picture and description by Amazon.com. Sure enough! 1994 was the last edition. The reviewer was correct. But I wrote a review anyway. And admitted I was wrong (which is highly unusual for me). Amazon.com printed my review but then updated their picture and description to a 1999 edition! Well, I can swing accolades at the book now. Just grab it and you will become interested in the question and answer format. It's an Advanced Dr. Seuss book for type 1 and 2 diabetics. My 78-year-old mother has never read a book on diabetes despite having obtained the disease 61 years ago at the age of 17. The psychological "shock" is horrible for ALL individuals. I tried to get her to read this book and that book for years. But this book is like Adam Khan's "Self-Help Stuff That Works". It's big and clumsy. Big bold questions which are followed by succinct answers. I will make an alsmost quarantee about this book. Or about any teen. If you buy the book and just hand it to them, it is very likely that they will read "some" of it. Because it is so user-friendly like Adam's book. Just leaf through it and you can put it down at anytime. NO COMMITTMENT! I love this book. I'm going to buy the updated copy real soon (within 30 days) and the "Diabetic for
Dummies" book which came out last year. She won't look at the Dummies book. But you just flip open this book and you're studying diabetes! Good luck. I'll review one more diabetes book for obsessive-compulsive math "freaks" like me who love strategies. Good luck and God bless.
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By Bill Butler on May 10 2000
Format: Paperback
I went through all of the books in a retail bookstore to find the very best book on diabetes for my mother. And this was the very best! It's wonderful! It poses the whole problem of diabetes for types 1 and 2 in a simple question and answer format. But the reviewer stated this book was outdated! I'll have to do a "run down" on this book. I voted for that reviewer. I'm not afraid to be wrong. JUST NOT SO OFTEN!
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By A Customer on March 20 2000
Format: Paperback
This is still my main reference after 4 years with diabetes. I'd recommend, though, that one buy the updated version, as things change so rapidly in medicine.
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Amazon.com: 5 reviews
This book is excellent, and I would highly recommend it to anyone ... Sept. 16 2014
By irishwil - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I got this book the first time over 30 years ago when I was first diagnosed with diabetes. It was a real God-send! It is a must read for all diabetics because it is full of practical information, but it has a very human side to it. It helps you cope with the emotional side of diabetes, and the mother and daughter who wrote the book first lived it. I can't tell you how much the book helped me to cope with having diabetes. I had to order this second copy because of lending out the first one to new onset diabetics---it had become very tattered over the years. This book is excellent, and I would highly recommend it to anyone with diabetes. Thanks.
The Diabetic's Book by June Bierman Feb. 6 2013
By Patricia S. Wilson - Published on Amazon.com
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Full of great information told in good humor. They have a great way of telling you how to cope with Diabetes in their usual amusing manner.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Outdated but an Excellent Reference March 20 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is still my main reference after 4 years with diabetes. I'd recommend, though, that one buy the updated version, as things change so rapidly in medicine.
1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A Complicated Situation May 14 2000
By Bill Butler - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I have the 1994 edition of this book. I looked it up on Amazon.com and the only customer reviewer said that it was outdated! And I wondered why it had not been updated. I compared the review with the picture and description by Amazon.com. Sure enough! 1994 was the last edition. The reviewer was correct. But I wrote a review anyway. And admitted I was wrong (which is highly unusual for me). Amazon.com printed my review but then updated their picture and description to a 1999 edition! Well, I can swing accolades at the book now. Just grab it and you will become interested in the question and answer format. It's an Advanced Dr. Seuss book for type 1 and 2 diabetics. My 78-year-old mother has never read a book on diabetes despite having obtained the disease 61 years ago at the age of 17. The psychological "shock" is horrible for ALL individuals. I tried to get her to read this book and that book for years. But this book is like Adam Khan's "Self-Help Stuff That Works". It's big and clumsy. Big bold questions which are followed by succinct answers. I will make an alsmost quarantee about this book. Or about any teen. If you buy the book and just hand it to them, it is very likely that they will read "some" of it. Because it is so user-friendly like Adam's book. Just leaf through it and you can put it down at anytime. NO COMMITTMENT! I love this book. I'm going to buy the updated copy real soon (within 30 days) and the "Diabetic for
Dummies" book which came out last year. She won't look at the Dummies book. But you just flip open this book and you're studying diabetes! Good luck. I'll review one more diabetes book for obsessive-compulsive math "freaks" like me who love strategies. Good luck and God bless.
0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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By Bill Butler - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I went through all of the books in a retail bookstore to find the very best book on diabetes for my mother. And this was the very best! It's wonderful! It poses the whole problem of diabetes for types 1 and 2 in a simple question and answer format. But the reviewer stated this book was outdated! I'll have to do a "run down" on this book. I voted for that reviewer. I'm not afraid to be wrong. JUST NOT SO OFTEN!


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