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Self-Management

Staying Healthy with Diabetes – Planning and Managing Your Pregnancy

Joslin Diabetes Center is pleased to announce the publication of Staying Healthy with Diabetes -- Planning and Managing Your Pregnancy written by Suzanne Ghiloni, RN, BSN, CDE and the staff of Joslin Diabetes Center – reviewed and edited by Florence M. Brown M.D. The book provides comprehensive information for women with diabetes who want to have a baby or who are already pregnant, and also addresses gestational diabetes, which is a form of diabetes that develops during pregnancy. Read More »

Price: $15.00

What You Need to Know About Diabetes — Revised Edition

We are pleased to announce that we have completely revised our best selling publication, What You Need to Know about Diabetes! Joslin’s medical staff and diabetes educators have revised every chapter to make the book up-to-the-minute current – with new chapters, new medicine charts, colorful illustrations, and much more. What You Need to Know is an excellent resource for someone newly diagnosed with diabetes, for someone who needs to brush up on current treatments and self-management suggestions– or for those who are caring for someone with diabetes – appropriate for those with either type 1 or 2 diabetes. Read More »

Price: $15.00

Joslin's Guide to Real-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring

Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) is an exciting new tool that can help you gain more control of your diabetes. It can make managing diabetes a little easier by providing you with information to help you reach your treatment goals. This Guide presents key concepts that you need to start using CGM safely and effectively. It will explain how CGM works, how to get started, how to make sense of the information, and more. Once you have an understanding of some basic concepts, you can begin to use the data from your CGM device to make treatment decisions that will help to improve your diabetes control. Read More »

Price: $8.95

Lo Que Necesita Saber Sobre La Diabetes - Una Guia Breve

Por primera vez! ¡Disponible en español! Este best-seller de Joslin recientemente revisado es una guía fácil de leer y entender, y al mismo tiempo completa, para aquellos que padecen de diabetes. Es un excelente primer recurso para un paciente recién diagnosticado, y es apropiada para aquellas personas con diabetes tipo 1 o tipo 2. Read More »

Price: $15.00

Joslin's Guide to Managing Childhood Diabetes - A Family Teamwork Approach

This book, written by Lori Laffel, M.D., and the staff of Joslin’s Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Section, provides the most current information about caring for children, adolescents and young adults with diabetes. Read More »

Price: $12.95

Know Your Numbers, Outlive Your Diabetes -- Five Essential Health Factors You Can Master to Enjoy a Long and Healthy Life

Written by Richard Jackson, MD, of Joslin Diabetes Center and Amy Tenderich, Know Your Numbers, Outlive Your Diabetes -- Five Essential Health Factors You Can Master to Enjoy a Long and Healthy Life describes and explains the five tests that are essential for monitoring overall health with diabetes and for developing a daily management plan. The essential tests include A1C, blood pressure, lipids (HDL, LDL, triglycerides), microalbumin and a yearly eye exam. Knowing and understanding your results from these five tests will help you more successfully manage your diabetes and help reduce your risk for complications. Read More »

Price: $14.95

Hypertension - What Goes Up, Must Come Down

This colorful, 10 page guide offers information on high blood pressure and the importance of keeping your blood pressure on target in order to lower your risk for having a heart attack or stroke. Read More »

Price: $5.00

The Fats Within Us - HDL, LDL, Triglycerides

Dyslipidemia is a condition in which your blood has too much of the bad kind of cholesterol and fat, and not enough of the good kind. If you have dyslipidemia, you have an increased risk of having a heart attack or stroke. This guide explains the risks and the many ways you can take action to lower them. Read More »

Price: $5.00

On the Road to Living Well with Diabetes

How do you know if your overall diabetes care is working? This booklet will tell you about five important tests that let you know if you need to take action! Available in English and Spanish. Read More »

Price: $5.00

En el Camino para Vivir Bien con Diabetes

How do you know if your overall diabetes care is working? This booklet will tell you about 5 important tests that let you know if you need to take action! Available in English and Spanish. Read More »

Price: $5.00

On the Road: Keep Moving with Diabetes

You might be surprised to find that you're already doing many things to help you stay fit. This booklet is about fitting physical activity into your life. It will provide some ideas about getting started or building on the activities you're already doing. Read More »

Price: $5.00

On the Road: Eating Well with Diabetes

Where are you on the road to eating well with diabetes? This booklet will help you be more in charge of your diabetes care when it comes to nutrition and meal planning. Read More »

Price: $5.00

Blood Sugar Monitoring Owner's Manual

This clever and colorful 16 page “owner’s manual” offers all the guidance one needs to understand why blood glucose monitoring is important, when and how to check blood glucose, setting target goals, potential “road blocks” and how to get around them. Read More »

Price: $5.25

Diabetes and You (English Edition)

This easy-to-read booklet helps people with diabetes, or friends and relatives who care for them, understand the most essential aspects of diabetes care and management. Read More »

Price: $7.50

Diabetes Y Usted (Spanish Edition)

This easy-to-read booklet is also available in Spanish. Read More »

Price: $5.00

Diabetes and You (Chinese Edition)

This easy-to-read booklet is also available in Chinese. Read More »

Price: $5.00

Staying Healthy with Diabetes -- A Guide for the Older Adult

Written by Medha Munshi, MD, Director of Joslin Geriatric Diabetes Programs, and the staff of Joslin Diabetes Center, this book is for older people with diabetes and the people who care for them. It addresses some of the most basic concerns of older people who are trying to manage not only their diabetes, but also possible complications, other illnesses or the difficulties presented by normal aging. It covers the basic self-management aspects of diabetes, but also provides tips, suggestions and resources for older adults. Read More »

Price: $3.50

Staying Healthy with Diabetes: A Guide for the Chinese American Community -- Revised Edition

Joslin is pleased to announce the publication of the Revised Edition of Staying Healthy with Diabetes: A Guide for the Chinese American Community. This truly unique book, written in both Chinese and English, provides essential information about diabetes management in a way that is culturally appropriate and useful. Read More »

Price: $12.95

La Historia de Rosa (Rosa's Story)

La Historia de Rosa es acerca de una mujer con diabetes y en 3 cd’s ella cuenta en español como enfrentó el diagnóstico de la diabetes. También habla acerca de su familia, de los problemas que surgieron y de la ayuda que le han brindado. Explica, como ella y el doctor establecieron las metas para su tratamiento. Cuenta como aprendió a manejar su diabetes para estar saludable y prevenir las complicaciones que esta puede causar. La Historia de Rosa viene acompañada de un manual en español que resalta la información más importante para lograr el control de la diabetes tipo 2. Esta es una forma de aprender que toma en cuenta la cultura latina.

Rosa is a woman with diabetes -- and in the three CD's that comprise Rosa's Story, Rosa tells us, in Spanish, how she dealt with being diagnosed with diabetes, how her family helped her, the struggles she faced, how she worked with her doctor to set treatment goals, and how she learned to manage her diabetes so that she could be healthier and prevent the complications diabetes can cause. An accompanying booket, also in Spanish, highlights, in a culturally appropriate way, the information necessary to manage type 2 diabetes. Read More »

Price: $19.95

The Foot Book

Most people with diabetes know they should take special care of their feet. This book explains why they should, what the common foot problems are, types of treatment and how to prevent minor foot problems before they become major ones. Read More »

Price: $3.50

Fighting Long-Term Complications

Diabetes can lead to eye, kidney, foot, nerve, cardiovascular and other problems. This booklet explains these complications and offers expert advice on how to minimize and treat them if they occur. It also provides a Body Mass Index Chart and a checklist for preventing foot infections. Read More »

Price: $3.50

Gestational Diabetes - What To Expect, 5th Edition

This informative book explains what gestational diabetes is and how women with the condition should care for themselves and their unborn baby. Read More »

Price: $9.95

Page last updated: April 16, 2014