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Most guides focus on treating diabetes, but dont address the reality of living with the condition. This book stands apart from the others, as it focuses exclusively on the person with diabetes, rather than solely on the disease. Diabetes experts Micahel A. Weiss, who lived with Type 1 Diabetes for more than 20 years, and Martha M. Funnell, an internationally-known diabetes educator, provide straight talk for those who want to take charge of their condition and construct a realistic plan for daily living. Whether readers are newly-diagnosed or have been struggling with diabetes for years, this is the first (and possibly, only) book they need. The authors understand that managing diabetes is all about an individuals daily choices: what to eat, what to take, whether to exercise, and how often to check glucose levels. Now readers can sort through their feelings, needs, and inclinations toward making these choices, and fashion a real-world regimen that will provide an optimum quality of life. It will empower anyone to make the changes needed for living well with diabetes.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780762431168
ISBN-10: 0762431164
Format: Paperback
(191mm x 127mm x 19mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Perseus Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 5-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Michael Weiss

Michael A. Weiss is the former Chair of the National Board of Directors of the American Diabetes Association, winner of the American Diabetes Association Charles Best Award, and a frequent author and lecturer about the patient's perspective on diabetes. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA. Martha M. Funnell, MS, RN, has focused her professional career on educational programs in patient empowerment for diabetes care. She is a clinical nurse specialist, diabetes educator, and lecturer at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, and Co-Director of the Behavioral Clinical and Health Systems Research Core at the UM Diabetes Research and Training Center. She has written for numerous publications by the American Diabetes Association, and has won the American Association of Diabetes Educators Distinguished Service Award. She lives in Ann Arbor, MI.

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