What is the impact of menstruation, menopause, or PMS on your glucose levels? If you are juggling career and family, where does diabetes fit in your busy schedule? How do you motivate yourself to lose weight--without blaming yourself? When do you tell a potential life partner you have diabetes? How do you factor diabetes into your fertility or contraceptive concerns?
Here is the first book to address the unique challenges faced by women with diabetes.
This compassionate guide was created to help women deal with the emotional issues and practical concerns that accompany diabetes. The authors, a diabetes nurse educator and a type 1 diabetic, have real-life experience with the special challenges, risks, and fears that women face. Their wise and inspiring guide will help you:
Develop a support system that works
Confront fears that can make self-care difficult
Pay attention to your body's wisdom
Establish routines for rest, stress reduction, and self-renewal
Live more fully and happily every day
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Endorsed by the American Diabetes Association
"The best book I've ever seen in print on how to live in the most empowering way possible with a chronic illness. A great resource."
--Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom
"A great well of wisdom...Reading this book left me with a sense of peace and energy and hope."
--Dolly Daniel, R.N.C., B.S.N., C.D.E., Diabetes Nurse Specialist, Alexandria Hospital, Alexandria, VA
"Tackles the difficulties of day-to-day diabetes management for women."
McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide
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