The Part of Tens is a staple in all For Dummies books; in this book, it provides an opportunity to emphasize some of the key points that I make throughout the book and to provide some material that you may not have found there, including the following:
^ T1DM is a disease mostly diagnosed in children, but after a while, the child must take over his complete care. The chapter on ten ways to involve kids in their T1DM management offers suggestions on how to start this process.
^ A number of management ideas are essential to good diabetes care. In this part, I point out the ones I consider the top ten.
^ Myths about diagnosis and treatment tend to develop around any disease, particularly a chronic disease like T1DM. In this part, I dispel ten of those myths. If you know of any that I don't cover, please e-mail them to me.
^ I provide information on the latest and greatest discoveries on T1DM in this part so that you can stay on the cutting edge of treatment.
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All you need is a proper diet of fresh fruits and vegetables and get plenty of exercise and you'll be fine. Ever heard those words from your doctor? If that's all heshe recommends then you're missing out an important ingredient for health that he's not telling you. Fact is that you can adhere to the strictest diet, watch everything you eat and get the exercise of amarathon runner and still come down with diabetic complications. Diet, exercise and standard drug treatments simply aren't enough to help keep your diabetes under control.