Your First Year With Diabetes – What To Do, Month by Month by Theresa Garnero, offers you a way to keep the challenges of diabetes from being so overpowering.
Theresa Garnero is a certified diabetes educator and she understands the devastation of being diagnosed with this disease. She makes the comment:
“Diabetes is a balancing act and much more than a numbers game. It is a disease that requires paying attention to detail, while trying to maintain a positive attitude.”
About Your First Year With Diabetes
The first 28 days are broken down into daily advice and guidelines. Some of the topics you’ll read about are:
- Mind Matters – This gives you a new outlook and mental approach to the disease by re-thinking your state of mind.
- Diagnosis – This book simplifies the many types of diabetes, the effects on your body and the types of testing available and more!
- Eat Wisely – The importance of eating healthy to control your glucose levels is truly explained in layman’s terms as well as the basic guidelines.
- Get Active – Yes… you’ve heard it before… but it is important and you’ll get a new take on this from Theresa!
- Check Glucose – Your options for glucose testing, how they work and the one most suitable for your needs.
- A Tough Pill To Swallow – Do you take the medication? How does it affect you? This is an excellent discussion with great information.
- Your Safety Net – The discussion of the importance of having people that support you.
But it doesn’t stop after the 28 days… it continues to give you weekly guidelines for the rest of the year. One tool she provides is the checklist at the end of each chapter which is a great summary to guide you through what can be an overwhelming experience! The weekly reviews are also a great tool to help you keep up with your progress.
Discussions also include the risks associated with diabetes which include high blood pressure, vision, dental issues, medications, Alzheimer’s and more.
This book is up to date on medications, diet plans, exercise, and the forbidden sexual problems that most of us don’t want to discuss…even with our Doctors.
Your First Year With Diabetes answers hundreds of questions, gives you full illustration, charts, and explanations that will help you overcome the challenges you are facing.
About the Author
Theresa Garnero is an award-winning Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), with Board Certification in Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM) and a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN). She is a former national educator of the year, a cartoonist, and the 2008 global recipient of Inspired by Diabetes.
Theresa is both compassionate and humorous, two things that people living with diabetes need! She breaks all of the information down into small bits of information that you can grasp and use in your daily life.
Who would have thought that reading about Your First Year With Diabetes could be so informative and yet fun.
The American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is the largest publisher of consumer books for people with diabetes and of books about diabetes treatment for healthcare professionals. In the United States, 23.6 million people – 7.8 % of the population – have diabetes. While an estimated 17.9 million people have been diagnosed, unfortunately, 5.7 million people are unaware they have the disease. The American Diabetes Association’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of people with diabetes.