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                    DIABETIC'S BOOK

               Full Encyclopaedia of a Diabetic
          by Khavra Astamirova and Mikhail Akhmanov

                       Contents

Preface to the first edition, 1998-1999. Forewarned is forearmed
Preface to the second edition, 2000-2003 . The history of creation
            of "Full Encyclopaedia of a Diabetic"
Preface to the third edition, 2004 . Life is going on, endowing
            us with new gifts.

Part 1.     Basic information about diabetes mellitus
Chapter 1.  Pancreas, its purpose and functional mechanism
            Circulatory, nervous and endocrine systems
            Pancreas structure and fuctions
            Sugar metabolism in the organism
            Kidney functions, kidney threshold concept
            Liver and fat tissue functions
Chapter 2.  Diabetes mellitus
            Concept of diabetes mellitus
            Types of diabetes mellitus
            Causes of origin of diabetes mellitus
            Inheriting of diabetes mellitus
            Peculiar types of diabetes
Chapter 3.  Review of information a diabetic should know
            (preliminary information)
            Understanding of the nature of the disease
            Drugs and methods of their application
            Diet, exercise and regime
            Acute and chronic diabetes complications
Chapter 4.  Non-traditional and homoeopathic methods of diabetes
            treatment
            Phytotherapy, extrasensors
            Yogi exercise in case of diabetes - truth and inventions
            Massage, types of respiratory exercises, needle-pricking,
            water and airy procedures. Tibetian medicine.
            Warning against extrasensors and suspicious mixtures
            (Herbalife use, etc.).
Chapter 5.  Organization of diabetics care (in Russia, Moscow and
            St.Petersburg as an example)
            City endocrine service diagram
            Out-patient departments, clinics and hospitals
            Diabetes centers
            Drug-stores
            Diabetic's Societies
            Manufacturers of medicines and various devices for diabetics
            Legislative acts and diabetes patients rights
Chapter 6.  About trust

Part 2.     Diabetes treatment
Chapter 7.  Preliminary information about treatment and control
            of diabetes
            Concept of treatment and control of diabetes
            Treatment of diabetes at health resorts
Chapter 8.  Type I diabetes. Insulin and its injections
            Insulin processing and insulin types
            Packing, marking, storage and period of storage of
            insulin
            Factors on which insulin action depends
            Injection methods and insulin injection areas
            Dependency of insulin efficiency on time and its graphic
            description
            Information about new types of insulin
            After-effects of insulin injections
            Insulins mixing
            Interchangeability of insulins
            Syringes and pen-injectors for insulin injections
            Companies-producers of insulin, syringes and pen-injectors
Chapter 9.  Type I diabetes. Dosages and insulin injection diagrams
            One time a day injection of long-acting insulin
            Two times a day injection of long-acting insulin
            Combination of long-acting and regular insulins in cases
            of two times and three times a day injections
            Basic bolus
            Selection of insulin injection diagram and dosage
Chapter 10. Type II diabetes. Blood glucose lowering agents, herb
            treatment, vitamins and mineral supplements
            Classification and dosage of oral hypoglycemic agents,
            mechanism of action
            Means of homoeopathy and phytotherapy - blood glucose
            lowering herbs, kidney and liver herbs
            Vitamins and mineral supplements, their significance
Chapter 11. Diet
            Nutrition components - carbohydrates, proteins and fats
            Sugars classification and their absorption rates
            Types of foods: sweet, starchy and groats, dairy,
            meat, fish, vegetables, fruits, alcohol, sugar substitutes
            Table of characteristics of the principal foods: contents
            of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, mineral
            supplements, cholesterol, food calorific value
            Concept of Bread Units (BU) and carbohydrates substitution
            system (substitution table)
            Sugar absorption prolongators
            Sugar substitutes and their by-effects
            Balanced diet (quantity of Bread Units (BU), their
            distribution per food intake, diet calorific value
            depending on work performed)
            High cholesterol foods
            Diet violation ("special" cases)
            Diet features in cases of type I and type II diabetes
            The notion of glycemic index
            Biologically active food supplements
            Diabetics foods and their marking

Part 3.     Acute and chronic complications with diabetes
Chapter 12. Hyperglycemia and ketoacidosis
            Mechanism of origin, symptoms
            Ways of prevention
            After-effects
Chapter 13. Hypoglycemia
            Mechanism of origin, symptoms
            Ways of prevention, hypoglycemia treatment tactics
            After-effects
Chapter 14. Chronic complications
            General information on chronic complications
            Diabetes and the most wide spread diseases (vascular
            diseases, eyes diseases, kidney diseases, gastro-intestinal
            diseases, liver, urinary bladder, pulmanary, joint, micosy,
            diabetes impact on the sex function, pregnancy and delivery)
            Heart and vascular diseases.
            Eyes - retinopathy (disease mechanism, after-effects,
            treatment procedures and drugs)
            Legs, feet - polyneuropathy (disease mechanism,
            after-effects, treatment procedures and drugs, feet care)
            Kidneys - diabetic nephropathy (disease mechanism,
            after-effects, treatment procedures and drugs)
            Teeth and mouth (mechanism of disease, after-effects,
            treatment procedures and prophylaxy).
            Fungus diseases (disease mechanism, after-effects,
            treatment procedures and drugs)
            Features of male diabetes - impotence.
            Features of female diabetes - contagious diseases of
            urinary and genital systems, pregnancy and delivery.

Part 4.     Diabetes control
Chapter 15. Controlled parameters
            List and description of parameters
            Keeping a diary, forms of diary (including a PC diary)
Chapter 16. Methods and devices for diabetes control
            Methods of blood glucose measurement by means of test
            stripes and glucometers
            Glucometers models, kinds of test stripes
            Urine sugar measurement
            Urine acetone measurement
            GlucoWatch G2 Automatic Glucose Biographer
            Blood glucose measurement in hospitals
Chapter 17. Control strategies and tactics
            Strategies - analyses necessary to perform several
            times a year
            Tactics - routine analyses, calculation of BU quantity,
            evaluation of exercise, keeping a diary
            Weight control, body mass index
            Blood pressure monitoring
            Complicated kinds of analyses
Chapter 18. Exercise and diabetes
            Activity calculation and planning - the basis of
            compensation
            Planned factors - insulin dosage, nutrition, duration
            and intensity of exercise
            Tables one can use to estimate intensity of exercise.
            Set of exercises for those who suffer from heart diseases.
            Set of exercises to improve blood circulation in feet.

Part 5.     By and around diabetes
Chapter 19. Historical information about diabetes treatment.
            Diabetes Is the Oldest Disease. The Papyrus Ebers
            (Ancient Egypt, 1500 B.C.); Ancient Greece and Rome;
            China, Tibet, India; medieval Europe and Arab countries
            - Paracelsus and Avicenna.
            Prelude - the Nineteenth Century. The object of endocrinology
            and the history of its creation; Bernard, Brown-Sequard,
            Langerhans, Minkowski, Sobolev and others; their discoveries
            and achievements.
            The First Revolution - the history of discovery of insulin.
            The situation with diabetes during the first two decades
            of the twentieth century. The discivery of insulin by
            Banting and Best.
            The Second Revolution - the creation of blood glucose
            lowering agents.
            The Third Revolution - self-control of diabetes.
            New insulin, drugs, devices (glucometer) and analyses.
            Self-control of diabetes is a way of life. The history of
            invention of syringes.
Chapter 20. Literature for Diabetic's Training.
            Review of the most well-known and useful books destined for
            people with diabetes:
            "American Diabetes Association Complete Guide to Diabetes";
            "Diabetes. The Facts Let You Regain Control of Your Life"
            by C.Kilo and J.R.Williamson;
            "Insulin-dependent Diabetes in Children, Adolescents and
            Adults. How to become an expert on your own diabetes" by
            R.Hanas;
           "Book about type I diabetes for children, teenagers, parents
            and others" by P.Hurtel and L.B.Trevis and other editions.
Chapter 21. Dubious books of shady healers
            Beware!
            Weeping breath of a healer-historian
            Chinese economist as a healer
            Fake shaman (or sorcerer)
            Pack of healers
Chapter 22. A bit of inspiration
            Diabetics - Who Are They? Athletes, actors, politicians,
            scientists, writers, Indian yogis. Historical personalities
            who suffered from diabetes.
            Diabetic Folklore. Memorable dates, celebrations, proverbs,
            slogans, sayings of famous people.
            How they do it in America (interview with Mikhail Akhmanov).

Part 6.     Perspectives and hopes
Chapter 23. Mathematical model of diabetes compensation
            (chapter for those with engineering and technical
            education)
            Computer means for compensation of diabetes
Chapter 24. Short-term and long-term perspectives
            Insulins perfection. Insulin in tablets.
            Artificial pancreas, artificial beta cell.
            Transplantation of pancreas. New supporting medicines.
            New devices for compensation control (glucovoch,
            non-invasive glucometers). Perspectives of full recovery
            from diabetes.

Appendix.   The tricks of cook for diabetics. About three hundred
            recipes including sweet dishes.
            Flour dishes.
            Fruit and vegetable salads. Vinaigrettes.
            Vegetable and mushroom dishes.
            Cold and hot soups without potatoes. Soups with potatoes.
            Meat and fish dishes.
            Curd, cheese and egg dishes.
            Soy-bean dishes.
            Sweet dishes, jams, preserves and stewed fruits
References
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