Author(s): American Diabetes Association
Each month the editors of "Diabetes Forecast" publish answers to relevant questions submitted by readers. The answers, written by physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dietitians, diabetes educators, and other experts in the diabetes research and clinical communities, help people with diabetes and their loved ones live healthier lives with this chronic disease.
The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading volunteer health organization supporting diabetes research, information, and advocacy and the leading publisher of comprehensive diabetes information. It is based in Alexandria, VA.
Over 60 Ask the Expert question and answer sets are included in the book. They are divided into relevant categories, e.g., Medications, Nutrition, Exercise, Vision, Foot Care, Medical Devices, Lifestyle, etc. The Ask the Experts questions for 2012 are: January: Question -- Why do insulin needs change? Expert -- Christy L. Parkin, MSN, RN, CDE February: Question 1 -- Will little issues get bigger? Expert -- Janis McWilliams, RN, MSN, CDE, BC-ADM Question 2 -- Too much exercise? Expert - Christy L. Parkin, MSN, RN, CDE March: Question -- Injections: Is the bump under the skin normal? Expert -- Roger P. Austin, MS, RPH, CDE April: Question -- How can I find an endocrinologist: Expert -- R. Mack Harrel, MD, FACP. FACE May: Question -- Do I need insulin? Expert -- Janis McWilliams, RN, MSN, CDE, BC-ADM June: Question -- Will weight-loss surgery help? Expert -- Alison B. Evert, MS, RD, CDE July: Question -- How can I fight morning highs? Expert -- Belinda Childs, MN, ARNP, BC-ADM, CDE August: Question -- Why not compare meters' accuracy? Experts -- M. Sue Kirkman, MD and David A. Simmons, MD September: Question -- Why do injections cause atrophy? Expert -- Roger P. Austin, MS, RPH, CDE October: Question -- Would a blood pressure med help? Expert -- Roger P. Austin, MS, RPH, CDE November: Question 1 -- Can insulin go back in the fridge? Expert -- Roger P. Austin, MS, RPH, CDE Question 2 -- Can you put a number on carbs? Expert -- Jill Weisenberger, MS, RD, CDE December: Question -- Does my age of diagnosis affect my children's risk? Expert -- Janis McWilliams, RN, MSN, CDE, BC-ADM