This ebook contains basic information that will help you understand what happens when diabetes develops. It will also give you the background to comprehend other diabetes books you might read. If you have diabetes or prediabetes, keeping track of your blood glucose levels will tell you if things are going nicely, or if you need to change something—your activity level, food intake, or any medication you’re taking—things we’ll discuss in depth in other diabetes publications in The Diabetes Leading Edge Series.
Targeted Age Group:: Teens and adults
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
When researching such topics as the factors that influence blood glucose (sugar) levels, we discovered that information on the effects of the hormones of the pancreas was hard to find. The same was true of exactly how the body uses proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, and how the way they’re used influences blood glucose levels. So we decided to share this information–make it available in one place. By doing this, we hope to help our readers understand how the body normally obtains energy from food, and what happens when the body doesn’t have enough insulin, and thus is unable to use or store food for energy in the normal way.
When we’re through, you’ll know the answers to some questions you may have, such as–
“Why does the doctor say I’m likely to get heart disease if I don’t control my blood glucose levels?”
“When I saw my doctor my blood sugar level was high–so why did my doctor say not to worry, because some other test said everything was fine?”
“My doctor says I have prediabetes. Will it turn into diabetes?”
Why did my doctor give me test strips to test my urine?”
“Why do I sometimes get so thirsty and urinate all the time?
You’ll find the answers to these questions in the pages that follow.
About the Author:
Barbara Jean Peterson Goodheart was born and raised in Chicago. She earned her BA degree at Northwestern University, majoring in biology and psychology. While at Northwestern she met her future husband, her lab instructor in Comparative Anatomy. Barbara began her career as a freelance magazine writer, publishing articles on health, medicine, and travel in more than 20 magazines. She then turned to medical writing, occasionally collaborating with her husband.
Clyde Goodheart earned his MD, MBA, and MS degrees at Northwestern University, interned at Evanston (Illinois) Hospital, and served a postdoctoral fellowship at California Institute of Technology. He is the author of a college textbook and co-author of another, and has published more than 60 peer-reviewed scientific papers.
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