The American Diabetes Association/JDRF Type 1 Diabetes Sourcebook serves as both an evidence-based reference work and consensus report outlining the most critical components of care for individuals with type 1 diabetes throughout their lifespan. The volume serves not only as a comprehensive guide for clinicians, but also reviews the evidence supporting these components of care and provides a perspective on the critical areas of research that are needed to improve our understanding of type 1 diabetes diagnosis and treatment. The volume focuses specifically on the needs of patients with type 1 diabetes and provides clear and detailed guidance on the current standards for the optimal treatment of type 1 diabetes from early childhood to later life.To accomplish the book's editorial goals, Editors-in-Chief, Drs. Anne Peters and Lori Laffel, assembled an editorial steering committee of prominent research physicians, clinicians, and educators to develop the topical coverage. In addition, a Managing Editor was brought on to help the authors write and focus their chapters.
Are you older than forty-five? Overweight, especially around the middle? Do you exercise less than you know you should? Does pre-diabetes-- or diabetes-- run in your family? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you could be at risk for developing diabetes, a chronic and potentially life-threatening illness that is striking Americans in epidemic proportions. A combined 60 million people have diabetes or are at risk for developing it; its complications-- including heart disease, stroke, blindness, amputation, and kidney failure-- can be devastating, but they are not inevitable. With the proper program and treatment, in most cases, diabetes can be prevented-- even if you have already been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. and its complications reduced or eliminated entirely.
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