It helps to know some basics about diabetes when creating your diabetes management plan. The following resources can help get you started.
AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION COMPLETE GUIDE TO DIABETES, 5TH EDITION
This book is a reference for a wide range of topics related to diabetes care, including managing blood glucose levels, traveling, exercising, and dealing with insurance. This edition also includes a searchable CD-ROM that contains the full contents of the book. The book and CD-ROM combination can be purchased by visiting the American Diabetes Association’s online store at www.store.diabetes.org or by calling (800) 232-6733.
DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT ANSWER BOOK:
501 TIPS AND SECRETS TO KEEP YOU HEALTHY
This guide covers various aspects of diabetes care in a question-and-answer format. The questions are arranged by topics such as daily living, blood glucose monitoring, weight loss, and successful aging. To purchase the book, call (800) 664-9269 or visit www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/answerbook.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES AND DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY DISORDERS (NIDDK)
The NIDDK is a component of the National Institutes of Health that conducts and supports research on diabetes and a number of other conditions. The institute’s Web site, www.niddk.nih.gov, has a variety of information about diabetes, including basic facts about diabetes, links to diabetes research and clinical trials, and Spanish-language publications about diabetes.
THINK LIKE A PANCREAS:
A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO MANAGING DIABETES WITH INSULIN
Written by Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE, a certified diabetes educator who also has Type 1 diabetes, this book covers the ins and outs of using insulin to control blood glucose levels. Chapters cover topics such as mastering the basics of an insulin regimen, calculating basal and bolus doses, and adjusting to a new lifestyle. The book is available by visiting www.integrateddiabetes.com or calling (877) SELF-MGT (735-3648).