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The Medical Library Association Guide to Finding Out about Diabetes: The Best Print and Electronic Resources
Dana L. Ladd and Alyssa Altshuler
Item Number: 978-1-55570-890-0
 
Publisher: ALA Neal-Schuman
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336 pages
6" x 9"
Softcover
ISBN-13: 978-1-55570-890-0
Year Published: 2013
For the more than 26 million Americans diagnosed with or affected by diabetes, having accurate information on the disease is crucial. But the sheer volume of information available can be daunting for patients and caregivers alike. This comprehensive guide provides librarians and library users with background on key diabetes concepts, encompassing reliable print and electronic resources, including hard-to-find periodicals and audiovisual sources. Each chapter in this guide presents an overview and description as well as an annotated list of multi-format resources on topics including:
  • Types 1 and 2 and gestational diabetes
  • Diet, clinical trials, and support sources
  • Legal and insurance issues
With this guide, librarians can deepen their understanding and collections, and thus improve service to the growing number of patrons affected by, at-risk for, or curious about this pervasive disease.
Table of Contents

Dedication
Medical Content Advisory Board
Preface

Part I:  Basic Resources for Getting Started
Chapter 1. Essentials
Getting Started
Diabetes Overview
Glucose Metabolism
Types of Diabetes
Symptoms
Diagnosis
Management and Treatment
Complications
Working with the Health Care Team
Conducting the Diabetes Reference Interview
Evaluating Websites
Summary
Information Sources
Selected Print Resources
Selected Web Resources
General
Ethnic Groups Affected by Diabetes
Children and Diabetes
Older Adults and Diabetes
Women and Diabetes
Glossaries
Illustrations
Easy-to-Read Resources
Information in Other Languages
Selected Audiovisual Resources
Selected Periodicals
References

Chapter 2. Type 1 Diabetes
Introduction
Type 1 Diabetes Overview
Causes
Symptoms
Diagnosis
Treatment
Summary
Information Sources
Selected Print Resources
Selected Web Resources
Selected Audiovisual Resources
References

Chapter 3. Type 2 Diabetes
Introduction
Type 2 Diabetes Overview
Causes
Symptoms
Diagnosis
Management and Treatment
Complications
Prevention
Summary
Information Sources
Selected Print Resources
Selected Web Resources
Selected Audiovisual Resources
References

Chapter 4. Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes Prevention
Introduction
Prediabetes and Insulin Resistance
Metabolic Syndrome
Causes
Risk Factors
Ethnicity and Family History
Gestational Diabetes
Smoking and Alcohol Consumption
Symptoms
Diagnosis
Complications
Type 2 Diabetes Prevention
Weight
Physical Activity Levels
Medications
Summary
Information Sources
Selected Print Resources
Selected Web Resources
Selected Audiovisual Resources
References

Chapter 5. Gestational Diabetes
Introduction
Gestational Diabetes Overview
Risk Factors
Symptoms and Diagnosis
Management
Complications
Prevention
Summary
Information Sources
Selected Print Resources
Selected Web Resources
Selected Audiovisual Resources
References

Chapter 6. Children and Diabetes
Introduction
Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes in Children
Symptoms
Therapy
Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
School Age
Teens
Summary
Information Sources
Selected Print Resources
For Parents
For Teens
For Children
Selected Web Resources
For Parents
For Teens
For Children
Selected Audiovisual Resources
References

Part II: Diabetes Management Resources
Chapter 7. Drug Therapy
Introduction
Type 1 Diabetes
Insulin
Injection
Needle and Syringe
Insulin Pens
Insulin Pumps
Hypoglycemia
Glucose Measurement
Type 2 Diabetes
Medication Classes
Gestational Diabetes
Summary
Information Sources
Selected Print Resources
Selected Web Resources
General Resources
Oral Medications
Insulin
Insulin Pumps and Delivery Devices
Glucose Measurement and Testing Devices
Hypoglycemia
Selected Audiovisual Resources

Chapter 8. Healthy Diet and Meal Planning
Introduction
Diabetes and Diet
Carbohydrates
Protein
Fats and Oils
Saturated Fats
Trans Fats and Partially Hydrogenated Oils
Monounsaturated Fats
Polyunsaturated Fats
Sugar and Sweeteners
Naturally Occurring Sugar
Added Sugar
Artificial Sweeteners
Fruits and Vegetables
Dairy
Sodium
Alcohol
Meal Planning
Food Labels
Shopping
Dining Out
Eating on Time
Ordering
Fast Food
Summary
Information Sources
Selected Print Resources
General
Cook Books
Selected Web Resources
General
Recipes
Selected Audiovisual Resources
References

Chapter 9. Physical Activity
Introduction
Health Benefits of Physical Activity
Types of Exercise
Aerobic and Cardiovascular Exercise
Yoga – Mind and Body
Strength Training and Endurance Sports
Precautions for Physical Activity and Diabetes
Summary
Information Sources
Selected Print Resources
Selected Web Resources
References

Chapter 10. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
Introduction
CAM Overview
Herbs and Dietary Supplements
Mind and Body Combination
Body-Based Practices – Chiropractic and Massage
Summary
Information Sources
Selected Print Resources
Selected Web Resources
References

Chapter 11. Clinical Trials
Introduction
Protocol
Protocol Review
Participation
Informed Consent
Clinical Trial Types
Clinical Trial Phases
Clinical Trial Concepts
Questions for the Research Team
Summary
Information Sources
Selected Print Resources
Selected Web Resources
General
Finding Clinical Trials
Selected Audiovisual Resources
References

Part III: Life with Diabetes
Chapter 12. Collaborating with the Health Care Team
Health Care Team Members
Primary Care Physician
Certified Diabetes Educator
Dentist
Dietitian
Endocrinologist
Mental Health Professional
Nephrologist
Nurse
Ophthalmologist
Pharmacist
Podiatrist
Questions to Pose to Health Care Providers and Information to Bring to Appointments
Summary
Information Sources
Selected Print Resources
Selected Web Resources
Selected Audiovisual Resources
References

Chapter 13. Support
How Support Groups Can Help
Support Sources
In-Person Support Groups
Online Support Groups
Inclusion of Family and Friends in Support Groups
Summary
Information Sources
Selected Print Resources
Selected Web Resources
References

Chapter 14. Legal, Insurance, and Financial Issues
Introduction
Legal Issues
Federal Laws
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004
Rehabilitation Act of 1973
State Laws
Insurance and Financial Issues
Summary
Information Sources
Selected Print Resources
Legal
Insurance and Financial
Selected Web Resources
Legal
Insurance and Financial
References

Chapter 15. Life Outside the Home
Introduction
School
Work
Summary
Information Sources
Selected Print Resources
Selected Web Resources
Selected Audiovisual Resources
References

Chapter 16. Travel Concerns
Introduction
Pre-Trip Preparation
Travel
Summary
Information Sources
Selected Print Resources
Selected Web Resources
Selected Audiovisual Resources
References

Part IV: Related Health Complications and Care Resources
Chapter 17. Foot, Skin, and Gum Problems
Introduction
Feet
Calluses and Corns
Fungal Infections
Blisters and Ulcers
Suggested Foot Care
Skin
Fungal and Bacterial Infections
Scleroderma Diabeticorum
Vitiligo
Diabetic Dermopathy
Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum
Eruptive Xanthomatosis
Digital Sclerosis
Disseminated Granuloma Annulare
Acanthosis Nigricans
Suggested Skin Care
Gums
Periodontitis
Gingivitis
Suggested Gum Care
Summary
Information Sources
Selected Print Resources
Selected Web Resources
Selected Audiovisual Resource
References

Chapter 18. Diabetic Retinopathy
Introduction
Diabetes and Retinopathy
Classification
Risk Factors
Symptoms
Diagnosis
Treatment
Prevention
Summary
Information Sources
Selected Print Resources
Selected Web Resources
Selected Audiovisual Resources
References

Chapter 19. Cardiovascular Complications
Introduction
Coronary Artery Disease
Symptoms
Treatment
Risk Factors
Prevention
Heart Attack
Risk Factors
Symptoms
Treatment
Congestive Heart Failure
Risk Factors
Symptoms
Treatment
Prevention
Stroke
Risk Factors
Symptoms
Treatment
Prevention
High Blood Pressure
Risk Factors
Symptoms
Treatment
Peripheral Artery Disease
Risk Factors
Symptoms
Treatment
Prevention
Summary
Information Sources
Selected Print Resources
Selected Web Resources
Selected Audiovisual Resources
References

Chapter 20. Mental Health Issues
Introduction
Stress and Anger
Denial and Depression
Anxiety
Eating Disorders
Summary
Information Sources
Selected Print Resources
Selected Web Resources
References

Chapter 21. Diabetic Neuropathy
Introduction
Peripheral Neuropathy
Symptoms
Autonomic Neuropathy
Symptoms
Motor Neuropathy
Proximal Neuropathy
Focal Neuropathy
Symptoms
Risk Factors
Diagnosis
Treatment
Summary
Information Sources
Selected Print Resources
Selected Web Resources
Selected Audiovisual Resources
References

Chapter 22. Diabetic Nephropathy
Introduction
Kidneys
Diabetes and Kidney Disease
Nephrotic Syndrome
Risk Factors
Symptoms
Diagnosis
Kidney Disease Stages
Anemia
Treatments
Kidney Failure
Dialysis
Hemodialysis
Peritoneal Dialysis
Transplantation
Prevention
Summary
Information Sources
Selected Print Resources
Selected Web Resources
Diabetic Kidney Disease
Dialysis
Kidney Transplantation
Selected Audiovisual Resources
References

Chapter 23. Gastroparesis (Delayed Gastric Dumping)
Introduction
Gastroparesis and Diabetes
Causes
Symptoms
Complications
Diagnosis
Treatment Options
Summary
Information Sources
Selected Print Resources
Selected Web Resources
Selected Audiovisual Resources
References

Chapter 24. Ketoacidosis
Introduction
Ketoacidosis and Types 1 and 2 Diabetes
Causes and Warning Signs
Testing and Complications
Treatment
Prevention
Summary
Information Sources
Selected Print Resources
Selected Web Resources
References

Chapter 25. Sexual and Urological Problems
Introduction
Urologic Problems
Bladder Problems
Infections
Urinary Tract Infections
Genital Infections
Sexual Problems
Males
Erectile Dysfunction
Retrograde Ejaculation
Females
Hormones and Menstrual Cycle
Contraception
Pregnancy
Menopause
Summary
Information Sources
Selected Print Resources
Selected Web Resources
Selected Audiovisual Resources
References

Index
About the Authors

About the Authors

Dana L. Ladd, MS, SLIS, AHIP manages the Community Health Education Center (CHEC) at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System and is an Assistant Professor on the faculty of VCU Libraries. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of William and Mary and graduated from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in 2000. In 2007 she completed a Specialist Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina. At the CHEC, she assists patients and their family members in finding reliable health information at about their illness or condition. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Social and Behavioral Health at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Alyssa Altshuler, MLIS, MA is the Senior Manager of Library Services for Ropes and Gray, LLP. She received her Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of South Carolina. In 2003, she received a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Georgetown University. She is currently working on a Master of Arts degree in Instructional Technology at Virginia Tech.

Founded in 1898, the Medical Library Association (MLA) is a nonprofit, educational organization of more than 1,100 institutions and 3,600 individual members in the health sciences information field, committed to educating health information professionals, supporting health information research, promoting access to the world's health sciences information, and working to ensure that the best health information is available to all.
Reviews

”This outstanding book is a wonderful start for the general public, librarians, and practitioners looking for quality information for patients who have this disease … All health science libraries, public libraries, and hospital libraries should have this fantastic resource handy and on their shelves. With the online resources alone a tremendous number of website links can be provided to the public or to health care practitioners to get good information into the hands of those who need it."
— Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries
 
 

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