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by Wendy Satin Rapaport

Outlines effective strategies for coping with emotional issues and maintaining a healthy lifestyle for managing diabetes, and addresses the changes all families go through dealing with the disease
Download When Diabetes Hits Home epub
ISBN: 0945448880
ISBN13: 978-0945448884
Category: Fitness
Subcategory: Diets & Weight Loss
Author: Wendy Satin Rapaport
Language: English
Publisher: American Diabetes Association; 1 edition (August 1, 1998)
Pages: 256 pages
ePUB size: 1695 kb
FB2 size: 1339 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 120
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This guide to emotional health focuses on families learning to cope with diabetes--but it is far more than that. The practical advice, tools for learning new coping skills, and stories about real people's struggles to adapt to their disease is inspiring for everyone dealing with the stress of illness. Dr. Rapaport synthesizes psychological strategies from her decades of research and practice to provide clear, straightforward, common-sense advice for the entire family to use everyday. Best of all, her style is breezy, often funny, and full of compassion and insight. She knows not only because she has academic credentials but because she has been there hereself.
This book is for anyone who lives with, is related to, is a friend of or knows someone with diabetes as well as for the person with diabetes. Some may think this book is for a nuclear family with one person who has diabetes but, the author covers many different realtionships like older grandparents and how their children or even grandchildren can relate to them. The book contains cited resources for further reading and many personal vignettes from the author's professional and personl experiences. Dr. Rapaport goes beyond describing the usual exercise, diet and medication management aspects of living with and coping with diabetes. She includes instruction in stress reduction, relaxation techniques, practical examples in assertive communication and other perspectives about living with diabetes. Attitiude and how it impacts on diabetes care and relationships is explored at length. For example, if one views diabetes as a psychosocial and spiritual condition with the medica! l complications the focus of treatment is on the lifestyle and relationships in the person with diabetes life.
I normally turn my nose up at these psycho-babble type books that pretend to know what it is that I'm going through as a person with diabetes for over 20 years. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this book was real. Dr. Rapaport hits a lot of familiar chords, and knows her subject inside and out. She is not patronizing, and her style is clear and easy to follow. I found that I was able to apply her method of positive reframing not only to my diabetes related situations, but to my every day life situations as well. I strongly recommend this book for anyone living with diabetes, for the patient herself, or family, friends and significant others. I hope to see more of Dr. Rapaport's writing in the future. Thanks to her for giving me an improved way to deal.