In an era of managed care, the newly diagnosed patient with diabetes goes home to face daily questions about how to cope with the disease. This extensively revised edition of a guide that has become truly indispensable covers all such questions: adjusting to the emotional impact of diabetes; making decisions about diet, exercise, types of medication, and new technology; finding the best care; and facing the uncertainty surrounding complications and their effect on marriage and family, sex, and career choice. A new resource section and up-to-date information on new research and improved self-management make this helpful and understanding book more essential than ever.
About the Author
Jerry Edelwich, M.S.W., coauthor (with Archie Brodsky) of Burnout: Stages of Disillusionment in the Helping Professions and Sexual Dilemmas for the Helping Professional, does extensive counseling and lecturing on diabetes, drug and alcohol abuse, and staff burnout. Archie Brodsky, coauthor of Love and Addiction and Medical Choices, Medical Chances, is Research Associate in the Program for Psychiatry and the Law at Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Harvard Medical School.