Cover: Every Woman's Guide to Diabetes: What You Need to Know to Lower Your Risk and Beat the Odds, from Harvard University PressCover: Every Woman's Guide to Diabetes in PAPERBACK

Every Woman's Guide to Diabetes

What You Need to Know to Lower Your Risk and Beat the Odds

Add to Cart

Product Details

PAPERBACK

$23.00 • £18.95 • €20.50

ISBN 9780674027282

Publication Date: 04/30/2008

Trade

320 pages

6 x 9 inches

21 line illustrations, 23 tables

World

Women have long needed a book devoted to their unique issues with diabetes. This up-to-date and practical guide advocates simple lifestyle changes that can help women reduce their risk of getting diabetes or, if already diagnosed, prevent the disease’s most serious complications. Every Woman’s Guide to Diabetes translates the latest findings from diabetes research into proven strategies busy women can use to stay healthy and gain control over an often overwhelming disease. The authors discuss the nature of diabetes, helping readers through the complex medical decisions involved in diabetes treatment. They highlight strategies to decrease the emotional stress and social isolation that often accompany diagnosis, and offer everyday techniques for managing blood sugar.

Key features include:

  • Unique aspects of diabetes for women throughout the life cycle
  • Timetable of recommended tests and check-ups
  • Guide to medications with common dosages
  • Charts to help organize diabetes-care tasks and supplies
  • Time-management tips for better disease regulation
  • Guide to contraceptives available to women with diabetes
  • Review of issues critical to women before, during, and following pregnancy
  • Advice for overcoming barriers to weight loss and exercise
  • Plan for intelligent diet trade-offs while still enjoying meals
  • Practical tips for planning exercise
  • Strategies to avoid diabetes “burn-out”

Written by two physicians (one of whom is a woman living with diabetes) and an experienced medical writer, Every Woman’s Guide to Diabetes recognizes the power that women have in their households to effect lifestyle changes that will benefit themselves and loved ones, including their mothers, daughters, sisters, and partners. This power can reduce the toll of the diabetes epidemic.

From Our Blog

Jacket: The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, by Anthony Abraham Jack, from Harvard University Press

Book Club Spotlight: The Privileged Poor

As students around the world deliberate their options for further education, only made more challenging in a pandemic, we’re reminded that getting in is only half the battle. In The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, Anthony Abraham Jack asks how—and why—do disadvantaged students struggle at elite colleges? What can schools can do differently if these students are to thrive? As back to school season begins, we spoke to two university book clubs that read and discussed The Privileged Poor this summer.