What You Need to Know about Diabetes
by Tish Davidson
June 2020, 176pp, 6 1/8x9 1/4
1 volume, Greenwood

Hardcover: 978-1-4408-6860-3
$45, £35, 40€, A62
eBook Available: 978-1-4408-6861-0
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that approximately 30.3 million people in the United States have diabetes and another 84.1 million have prediabetes.

This accessibly written book provides a broad introduction to diabetes—its signs, symptoms, and effects on the body; how it can be managed and prevented; and the issues and controversies that surround this all-too-common condition.

Today, nearly one in 10 Americans has diabetes, and complications from diabetes are now the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Rates of type 2 diabetes are on the rise, despite the fact that it’s considered a highly preventable condition.

What You Need to Know about Diabetes is a part of Greenwood’s Inside Diseases and Disorders series. This series profiles a variety of physical and psychological conditions, distilling and consolidating vast collections of scientific knowledge into concise, readable volumes. A list of “top 10” essential questions begins each book, providing quick-access answers to readers’ most pressing concerns. The text follows a standardized, easy-to-navigate structure, with each chapter exploring a particular facet of the topic. In addition to covering basics such as causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and management options, books in this series delve into issues that are less commonly addressed but still critically important, such as effects on loved ones and caregivers. Case illustrations highlight key themes discussed in the book and are accompanied by insightful analyses and recommendations.

Features

  • Discusses both type 1 and type 2 diabetes and helps readers to understand the differences between these two conditions
  • An Essential Questions section provides quick answers to the questions that readers are most likely to have and serves as a springboard to explore the content of the book in more detail
  • Case Illustrations provide relatable, real-world examples of concepts discussed in the text
  • An annotated Directory of Resources points readers toward useful books, organizations, and websites, acting as a gateway to further study and research
Tish Davidson, AM, is a medical writer specializing in making technical information accessible to a general readership. She is author of Vaccines: History, Science, and Issues and The Vaccine Debate and a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

Inside Diseases and Disorders



Greenwood’s Inside Diseases and Disorders series explores some of the key diseases and disorders, both physical and psychological, affecting the world today. Each book examines a condition holistically, covering such topics as signs and symptoms, causes and risk factors, diagnosis and management, and prevention. They also address broader issues of vital importance, including the effects on family and friends and medical and societal controversies related to the condition. Every book lists 10 “essential questions” readers are likely to have and features engaging case studies that offer real-world insights.
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