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Library Journal
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The American Diabetes Association intends this volume to be the authoritative resource for learning about the latest advances in diabetes research and treatment. This fifth edition has more chapters than the previous edition. They are grouped into eight sections and are shorter and more focused on specific aspects of diabetes. New chapters cover women's and men's health and the effects of the disease on mental health. There are updates on health insurance and new blood glucose technology. In addition to the basic chapters on type 1 and type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes, a new section, "Life with Diabetes," contains chapters on family life; children with diabetes; and dealing with diabetes at work, at school, or when traveling. Chapters contain definition boxes for technical terms, along with more facts and diabetes-related tips. A "Resources" section features sample forms and organizational information. VERDICT Despite the comprehensive list of organizations in the "Resources" section, additional resources-such as books or magazines for those seeking further information on topics such as diabetes-friendly recipes or exercise-are not listed. Still, this well--organized and straightforward book will again serve as the go-to resource for anyone who needs information about diabetes. Recommended for public libraries and health sciences collections.-Rebecca Raszewski, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago Lib. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Library Journal
(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

The American Diabetes Association intends this volume to be the authoritative resource for learning about the latest advances in diabetes research and treatment. This fifth edition is similar to the previous version, but it has a slightly different format. It has a greater number of chapters, which are shorter than the broader chapters of the previous edition and more focused on specific aspects of diabetes. The chapters are grouped into eight sections. New chapters cover women's and men's health and the effects of diabetes on mental health. There are updates on health insurance, the latest blood glucose technology, and a new section on continuous blood glucose monitors. In addition to the basic chapters on Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes, a new section called "Life with Diabetes" contains chapters on coping with diabetes, family life, children with diabetes, and dealing with diabetes at work, at school, or when traveling. Definition boxes for technical terms are located within the chapters, along with more facts and diabetes-related tips. The last section, "Resources," includes sample forms and organizational information set up by topic. Verdict Although the list of organizations in the "Resources" section is comprehensive, additional resources-such as books or magazines for those seeking further details on topics such as diabetes-friendly recipes or exercise-are not listed. Still, this authoritative book will again serve as the go-to volume for anyone who needs information about diabetes. The content is well organized and easy to read for general users.-Rebecca Raszewski, Univ. of Illinois Lib. at Chicago (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.