Diabetes Survival Guide: Understanding the Facts about Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Author: Stanley Mirsky
“This is a must-read book or all diabetics.”
–Derek LeRoith, M.D., chief of endocrinology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
The number of diabetics in the United States has increased 61 percent in the last decade. Now this classic, accessible guide has been completely revised with the latest medical findings and facts on diagnosis and treatment. Written by a leading diabetes specialist, Diabetes Survival Guide provides invaluable support, answers a variety of questions, and includes new information on
• prediabetes: early warning signs for the millions at high risk for developing the disease
• the Metabolic Syndrome: risk factors that, along with genetic predisposition, sow the seeds of diabetes
• prevention: good news about the benefits of cinnamon, coffee, chocolate, black pepper, and other common foods and drinks
• diet: sensible, easy—to-follow suggestions about what, when, and how much to eat (and the choices are delicious!)
• new drugs: inhaled insulin powder, combination pills, insulin that lasts twenty-four hours, fast-acting “designer” insulin, and other milestones
• cutting-edge equipment: state-of-the-art insulin pumps, glucose monitors, and pen injectors
• complications: innovations for preventing heart disease, kidney failure, neuropathy of the feet and legs, and loss of vision
• stem cell research: the imminent possibility of using stem cells as a source of insulin-producing beta cells
• surgical options: transplantation techniques
If you’re a diabetic or care about someone who is, this comprehensive guide and daily companionbelongs front and center on your bookshelf and in your life.
“In this succinct and thoughtful volume, Dr. Mirsky provides useful lessons to all patients struggling to understand diabetes and live long, healthy lives.”
——C. Ronald Kahn, M.D., president, the Joslin Diabetes Center
“This book contains all the right questions and superb answers from the expert who happens to by my physician.”
——Mary Tyler Moore
Herbal Medicine, Healing and Cancer
Author: Donald Yanc
More and more people who have been diagnosed with cancer or related illnesses embrace alternative medicines, and seek out holistic practitioners who use vitamins, herbs, nutrition, homeopathy, and acupuncture to treat the disease. This long-awaited book by Donald Yance--one of the nation's most respected herbalists--is a major contribution to the literature of natural healing and cancer.
Donald Yance, C.N., M.H., is a certified nutritionist and clinical master herbalist who specializes in nutritional and herbal approaches to cancer, AIDS, heart disease, and other chronic health conditions. He has written for several nutritional/herbal journals and has been a contributing writer for a number of books on healing.
Arlene Valentine is a freelance writer based in Connecticut.
A certified nutritionist and master herbalist, Yance here touches on the very broad areas of herbs, natural healing, and cancer. While critical of the established medical community for its attitude toward natural healing, whose scientific basis he tries to explain with extensive references, he nevertheless combines conventional therapies with herbs, nutritional supplements, and lifestyle changes to achieve the best results. Yance covers many topics but not in enough depth to make this book useful for lay readers, except for the sample recipes and coverage of the natural ways to relieve the side effects of chemotherapy. The chapters on the chemical composition of herbs and supplements are more suitable for medical doctors, herbalists, and nutritionists. Recommended for specialized collections of herbal medicine.--Lily Liu, Arkansas Children's Hosp. Lib., Little Rock Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.