What you need to know about Diabetes

by
Tish Davidsonauthor

Tish Davidson, AM, is a medical writer specializing in making technical information accessible to a general readership. She is author of Vaccines: History, Science, and Issues and The Vaccine Debate.

What you need to know about Diabetes

20200630

Greenwood

Pages 196
Topics Diabetic Complications;Gestational Diabetes;Glucose;History of Diabetes Research;Insulin;Managing Diabetes;Pancreas;Prediabetes;Sings and Symptoms of Diabetes;Type 1 Diabetes;Health and Wellness: Diseases and Conditions;Current Events and Issues: Health and Medicine

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What you need to know about Diabetes

Author(s): Davidson, Tish;
Contributors: Davidson, Tish;
Abstract:

This accessibly written book provides a broad introduction to diabetes—its signs, symptoms, and effects on the body; how it can be managed and prevented; and the issues and controversies that surround this all-too-common condition.

Today, nearly one in 10 Americans has diabetes, and complications from diabetes are now the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Rates of type 2 diabetes are on the rise, despite the fact that it's considered a highly preventable condition.

What You Need to Know about Diabetes is a part of Greenwood's Inside Diseases and Disorders series. This series profiles a variety of physical and psychological conditions, distilling and consolidating vast collections of scientific knowledge into concise, readable volumes. A list of "top 10" essential questions begins each book, providing quick-access answers to readers' most pressing concerns. The text follows a standardized, easy-to-navigate structure, with each chapter exploring a particular facet of the topic. In addition to covering basics such as causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and management options, books in this series delve into issues that are less commonly addressed but still critically important, such as effects on loved ones and caregivers. Case illustrations highlight key themes discussed in the book and are accompanied by insightful analyses and recommendations.


  • Discusses both type 1 and type 2 diabetes and helps readers to understand the differences between these two conditions
  • An Essential Questions section provides quick answers to the questions that readers are most likely to have and serves as a springboard to explore the content of the book in more detail
  • Case Illustrations provide relatable, real-world examples of concepts discussed in the text
  • An annotated Directory of Resources points readers toward useful books, organizations, and websites, acting as a gateway to further study and research

SortTitle: what you need to know about diabetes
Keyword(s): Diabetic Complications; Gestational Diabetes; Glucose; History of Diabetes Research; Insulin; Managing Diabetes; Pancreas; Prediabetes; Sings and Symptoms of Diabetes; Type 1 Diabetes; Health and Wellness: Diseases and Conditions; Current Events and Issues: Health and Medicine
Author Info:
Tish Davidsonauthor

Tish Davidson, AM, is a medical writer specializing in making technical information accessible to a general readership. She is author of Vaccines: History, Science, and Issues and The Vaccine Debate.

eISBN-13: 9781440868610
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440868603
Imprint: Greenwood
Pages: 196
Publication Date: 20200630
Series: Inside Diseases and Disorders