Item description for The Diabetic's book by June Biermann...
In the completely revised and updated fourth edition of The Diabetic's Book, June Biermann and Barbara Toohey present the latest information on effective diabetes therapies and scientific advances. With their characteristically personal and upbeat writing style, the authors guide diabetics and their families by showing them how to handle real-life issues often neglected in books about diabetes. Both Type I and Type II diabetics learn how to select a doctor; cope with insurance and HMO's; deal with interpersonal relations and work situations; and rebuild their lives by coming to terms with the demands of the disease. Included in this edition are diet techniques based on the recently revised American Diabetes Association's nutrition guidelines; a section on health insurance; information on new oral hypoglycemic pills and pill therapies; and emerging possibilities for a cure. In addition, there is a special supplement on the low-carbohydrate diet that many people find to be the fastest, most effective and pleasant way for Type II diabetics to lose weight, and for both types to achieve normal blood-sugar levels. This perennial bestseller has proven itself to be a reliable, practical, comforting, and honest guide to living the good life with diabetes. Now it is better than ever.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Jul 31, 1998
ISBN 0874779243 ISBN13 9780874779240
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More About June Biermann
Richard R. Rubin, Ph.D., C.D.E., is a faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Medical School.
June Biermann and Barbara Toohey are publishers of the "Diabetic Reader" and coauthors of eight other books on diabetes.
June Biermann currently resides in Los Angeles, in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Diabetic's book?
The Diabetics Book Mar 14, 2008
This is an excellent book.I first bought it 14 years ago and recently got 2 more to give out.
A Complicated Situation May 15, 2000
I have the 1994 edition of this book. I looked it up on this site.com and the only customer reviewer said that it was outdated!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 this site.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). this site.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.
OUTDATED? May 11, 2000
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!
Outdated but an Excellent Reference Mar 21, 2000
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.