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New edition of the Joslin Guide to Diabetes, a must read for people with diabetes

BOSTON - If you or a loved one was recently diagnosed with diabetes, you probably have many questions. Why did I get diabetes? What should I eat? How do I manage my blood glucose levels? How will it affect my future health? And more.

The Joslin Guide to Diabetes: A Program For Managing Your Treatment is an indispensable resource for people with diabetes and their families. The new, completely updated version, published by Simon and Schuster, is available now for $16.95 plus shipping and handling through Joslin's Online Store (https://store.joslin.org/) or by calling 1-800-344-4501.

Building on groundbreaking research and more than a century of experience educating and caring for patients, Joslin Diabetes Center empowers patients to control their diabetes to prevent or minimize serious complications like heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and blindness. The Guide was written by Richard S. Beaser, M.D., and Amy P. Campbell, M.S., R.D., C.D.E., both practicing clinicians at Joslin, and was reviewed by the Joslin clinical staff to ensure consistency with Joslin's world-renowned clinical practice and treatment guidelines.

"The Joslin Guide is our flagship for patient education. Everyone who has type 1 or type 2 diabetes should have this book," says Dr. Beaser. "It's truly comprehensive and user-friendly. Many patients view the Guide as an essential tool for managing their diabetes care."

Important Need-to-Know Advice

The Joslin Guide reflects extensive new research findings and treatments that have emerged in the last decade. Easy-to-read with lots of charts and illustrations, The Joslin Guide covers diabetes management from A to Z.

It includes new chapters on the latest nutrition advice, including counting carbohydrates, identifying healthy carbs, and matching insulin to carbohydrate intake. Specific guidance for using physical activity and exercise t
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Contact: Marjorie Dwyer
marjorie.dwyer@joslin.harvard.edu
617-732-2415
Joslin Diabetes Center
30-Nov-2005


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