What's it Say?

INTRODUCTION FROM SOMEONE WHO KNOWS BETTER Dr. Victor M. Montori, MD, MSc, The Mayo Clinic Dr Montori is a diabetes researcher and practicing endocrinologist at the renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA. He knows a thing or two about diabetes. He says, "The biggest gift a patient with diabetes can ever receive is a way to make diabetes itself the road, to find meaning in living with diabetes." Agreed.

Chapter 1

ANY BIT BETTER COUNTS. IT TOOK ME A BIG CHUNK OF LIFE TO FIGURE IT OUT.
I think I get it now. ANY BIT BETTER. Take it. You may never get a better offer.
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Chapter 2

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT?
You can look up the definitions of diabetes words anywhere. But like lots of things, diabetes DEFINITIONS are one thing, MEANINGS are another thing completely.
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Chapter 3

DIABETES.
What does it really mean when the pancreas quits making insulin? How did you end up doing the pancreas's job? Diabetes Basics described.
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Chapter 4

THE BOTTOM TEN BAD THINGS ABOUT DIABETES.
Although they're coming up with more bad things by the day, these bad things rarely move above the Bottom 10.
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Chapter 5

TOP 3 GOOD THINGS ABOUT DIABETES.
Considering that we're stuck with the Bad Things, let's take a look on the bright side. A short chapter.
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Chapter 6

PEOPLE WITH DIABETES AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM.
Other people's kids. Other people's politics. Other people's wide-ranging thoughts about our diabetes. This chapter is about living with diabetes AND with other people.
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Chapter 7

INSULIN. A WISH COME TRUE.
As human beings, we take things for granted. In this chapter we talk about the remarkable hormone that keeps people with diabetes around to complain about it.
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Chapter 8

THE BEST AVAILABLE IS BETTER.
Two-thirds of a group of surveyed doctors said they would prescribe an insulin pump for patients with diabetes. One third clearly need a Better understanding of the best available treatment for insulin-dependent diabetes.
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Chapter 9

DIABETES AND FOOD. IT'S ALL PRETTY STRAIGHTFORWARD.
Just kidding. For people with diabetes, it's all very complicated. But there are ways to make it all a little less difficult.
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Chapter 10

MOVING GETS YOU WHERE YOU WANT TO BE.
In fact, YOU, with diabetes, could be healthier than a lot of people who don't have diabetes, simply because you MOVE MORE.
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Chapter 11

UPS AND DOWNS OF HIGH AND LOWS.
So what's a NORMAL blood sugar? And who decided? And what can I do to spend more time there? This chapter might help you find your new comfort zone.
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Chapter 12

FUTURE BETTER.
Perfect is still way off, but Better is here now, with more coming all the time.
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What Others
are Saying

"This is a special and unique book that you can't put down. It is informative, motivating, empowering, humorous, and fully enjoyable. The Book of Better will not only help make anyone living with diabetes improve their life, it will also make the world a better place to live."
--
Frank B. Hu, MD, PhD
Professor of Nutrition and
Epidemiology, Harvard


"You want an excellent dose of reality, perspective, hope, and humor? Read this book."
--
Sysy Morales
thegirlsguidetodiabetes.com


"The Book of Better is is a book you don’t want to put down. As a dietitian and diabetes educator, I have been bombarded by the variety of books on diabetes, diabetes’ diets, and living well with diabetes. Never have I come across such a powerful, humorous, yet credible source of information to help motivate people to live better with diabetes."
--
Lauren Davidson,
Registered Dietitian,
Certified Diabetes Educator


"What is in fact out there for all of us to reach [with diabetes] is not perfection. It is better. The book you are holding is a highly accurate and accomplished map for this journey toward better. And it is the best I have read written by a fellow voyager."
--
Victor M. Montori, MD, MSc;
Professor of Medicine and Consultant,
Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota


"The Book of Better is ridiculously serious fun. You will find it refreshing, enlightening and reassuring. If you need a lift, I think you will find it here."
--
Andrew Ahmann, MD
Professor of Medicine,
Director, Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health center, Oregon Health & Science University

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