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Contents

CHAPTER ONE

1. Introduction

2. All about diabetes

2.1 What is diabetes?

2.2 Types of diabetes

2.3 Causes of diabetes

2.4 Symptoms

3. Treatment without insulin

3.1 Diet

3.2 Exercise

3.3 Tablets

3.4 Non-medical treatments

4. Treatment with insulin

4.1 Types of insulin

4.2 Timing

4.3 Dosage

4.4 Injecting

4.5 Diet and insulin

4.6 Hypos

5. Monitoring and control

5.1 Why monitor?

5.2 Blood glucose testing

5.3 Urine

5.4 Haemoglobin A1c and fructosamine

5.5 Diabetes clinics

5.6 Brittle diabetes

6. Life with diabetes

6.1 Sports

6.2 Eating out

6.3 Fasting and diabetes

6.4 Holidays and travel

6.5 Work

6.6 Other illnesses

6.7 Hospital operations

6.8 Driving

6.9 Alcohol

6.10 Drugs

6.11 Smoking

6.12 Prescription charges and Social Security benefits

6.13 Miscellaneous

7. Sex, contraception and HRT

7.1 Impotence

7.2 Contraception and vasectomy

7.3 Thrush

7.4 Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

7.5 Termination of pregnancy

7.6 Infertility

8. Pregnancy

8.1 Prepregnancy

8.2 Pregnancy management

8.3 Complications

9. Diabetes in the young

9.1 The baby with diabetes

9.2 The child with diabetes

9.3 Diabetes and the adolescent

10. Long-term complications

10.1 General questions

10.2 Eyes

10.3 Feet, chiropody and footwear

10.4 Kidney damage

10.5 Nerve damage

10.6 Heart and blood vessel disease

10.7 Blood pressure problems

10.8 The mind

11. Research and the future

11.2. Searching for causes and cures

11.3. Genetics

11.4. Transplantation

11.5. Insulin pumps and artificial pancreas

11.6. New insulin and oral insulin

11.7. New technology

11.8 Self-help groups

11.9 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

11.10 Insulin Pump Therapy Group

11.11 Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust

12. Emergencies

12.1 What every person on insulin must know

12.2 What other people must know about diabetes

12.3 Foods to eat in an emergency or when feeling unwell

12.4 Signs and symptoms of hypoglycaemia and hyperglcaemia

CHAPTER TWO

1. Glossary of terms

2. Table - Blood glucose meters

3. Useful publications

4. Useful websites

 

 

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