[PHNUTR-L] New edition of the Joslin Guide to Diabetes,
a must read for people with diabetes
Kathrynne Holden, MS, RD
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Thu Dec 1 08:13:32 PST 2005
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Public release date: 30-Nov-2005
Contact: Marjorie Dwyer
marjorie.dwyer at joslin.harvard.edu
Joslin Diabetes Center
New edition of the Joslin Guide to Diabetes, a must read for people with
Essential handbook featuring diabetes self-management from A to Z,
available online just in time for the holidays
BOSTON - If you or a loved one was recently diagnosed with diabetes, you
probably have many questions. Why did I get diabetes? What should I eat?
How do I manage my blood glucose levels? How will it affect my future
health? And more.
The Joslin Guide to Diabetes: A Program For Managing Your Treatment is
an indispensable resource for people with diabetes and their families.
The new, completely updated version, published by Simon and Schuster, is
available now for $16.95 plus shipping and handling through Joslin's
Online Store (https://store.joslin.org/) or by calling 1-800-344-4501.
Building on groundbreaking research and more than a century of
experience educating and caring for patients, Joslin Diabetes Center
empowers patients to control their diabetes to prevent or minimize
serious complications like heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and
blindness. The Guide was written by Richard S. Beaser, M.D., and Amy P.
Campbell, M.S., R.D., C.D.E., both practicing clinicians at Joslin, and
was reviewed by the Joslin clinical staff to ensure consistency with
Joslin's world-renowned clinical practice and treatment guidelines.
"The Joslin Guide is our flagship for patient education. Everyone who
has type 1 or type 2 diabetes should have this book," says Dr. Beaser.
"It's truly comprehensive and user-friendly. Many patients view the
Guide as an essential tool for managing their diabetes care."
Important Need-to-Know Advice
The Joslin Guide reflects extensive new research findings and treatments
that have emerged in the last decade. Easy-to-read with lots of charts
and illustrations, The Joslin Guide covers diabetes management from A to Z.
It includes new chapters on the latest nutrition advice, including
counting carbohydrates, identifying healthy carbs, and matching insulin
to carbohydrate intake. Specific guidance for using physical activity
and exercise to manage diabetes and reduce the risk of future
complications is provided, and there's vital information for older
adults living with diabetes. There is an expanded chapter for parents
and others who have a child with diabetes, as well as new chapters on
topics ranging from insulin pumps to sexuality to travel. There is
up-to-the-minute information on diabetes medications as well as a
glossary--another new feature. How to develop a workable meal plan,
advice on managing blood glucose levels, dealing with sick days and
administering insulin are among the other subjects included in the Guide.
About the Authors
Dr. Beaser is a widely acclaimed diabetes author, lecturer and
clinician. He is currently the medical executive director of
Professional Education at Joslin and Associate Clinical Professor of
Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Campbell is a registered dietitian,
certified diabetes educator and education program manager of Disease
Management at Joslin. She is the co-author of several books, including
16 Myths of a 'Diabetic Diet' (published by the American Diabetes
Association), which is also available through Joslin's Online Store.
The Joslin Guide evolved from Joslin founder Dr. Elliott P. Joslin's
Diabetes Manual, which he wrote in 1918. There were 12 editions of the
Manual between 1918 and the 1970s, when it evolved into the Joslin
Guide. To download an image of the new book cover, click here:
The World Health Organization reports that approximately 150 million
people worldwide have diabetes, and the number is projected to double by
the year 2025. In the United States, diabetes affects an estimated 20.8
million children and adults -- 7 percent of the population. An estimated
14.6 million Americans have been diagnosed, leaving 6.2 million
Americans unaware that they have the disease. In addition, 41 million
Americans are thought to have pre-diabetes, or elevated blood glucose
levels that put them at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. If
untreated or poorly treated, diabetes can lead to blindness, kidney
disease, stroke, nerve damage and circulation problems that can result
in limb amputations.
For more information, contact:
Marjorie Dwyer or Jenny Eriksen, Joslin Communications, (617) 732-2415
marjorie.dwyer at joslin.harvard.edu; jenny.eriksen at joslin.harvard.edu
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