Diabetes 911 Keeps People Safe in Emergencies
Diabetes 911: How to Handle Everyday Emergencies
Written by Larry A. Fox, M.D., and Sandra L. Weber, M.D.
For people with diabetes, medical emergencies can be life threatening. Hypoglycemia (low-blood glucose) can start with feeling shaky and uncomfortable, but it can end with seizures or a coma if left untreated. Traveling, severe weather, or natural disasters add another level of diabetes-care complexity. Even something as simple as the flu can change how you need to manage diabetes.
Whether you're taking care of your own diabetes or caring for a spouse or child with diabetes, you need to know how to respond swiftly to anything that can happen. Diabetes 911: How to Handle Everyday Emergencies, published by the American Diabetes Association, is the essential resource for preventing problems before they become serious.
With Diabetes 911 in your hands, you'll have expert advice at your fingertips when you need it. Get emergency tips for hypoglycemia, insulin pump emergencies, and natural disasters. Learn to handle everyday emergencies, such as travel, sick days, and even depression.
Diabetes 911 helps you organize an emergency diabetes supply kit; a traveler's checklist, and a checklist to identify signs of hypoglycemia and help lessen their complications. There are instructions for what do when you're sick or what to have on hand if you use an insulin pump. You'll learn how to compensate for accidental or incorrect medicine dosing, and to prepare for foot, eye, and cardiovascular emergencies.
Written by two medical doctors and emergency experts who treat patients with diabetes and train new physicians, Diabetes 911 is an illustrated, easy-to-read, complete reference for the home.
Publisher: American Diabetes Association
Publication date: February, 2009
Price: $ 12.95
About the Author
Dr. Larry A. Fox is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Mayo Medical School and is a pediatric endocrinologist at Nemours Children's Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. He is the Medical Director of the Northeast Florida Pediatric Diabetes Center in Jacksonville.
Dr. Sandra Weber is Clinical Professor of Medicine at Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center. She serves as chief of the section of endocrinology and chair of continuing medical education.
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.