DOING DIABETES DIFFERENTLYCongratulations on your gold book award!


Get off the blood sugar roller coaster!

With Doing Diabetes Differently, Chad Lewis offers down-to-earth perspectives and approaches for all who struggle with diabetes. Lewis combines years of research with firsthand experience as he covers—sometimes provocatively—the mental, nutritional, exercise, and drugs-and-devices aspects of the disease. To present additional perspectives, the book includes commentaries from notable experts in the diabetes community.

Among the topics covered are:

• Why the current hierarchy of diabetes care isn’t working

• A mental framework that goes beyond just treating symptoms of diabetes distress

• Why “going on a diet” is futile and what dietary alternatives work

• How to make the right exercise more achievable

• Why less is more when it comes to diabetes drugs and how to best use diabetes devices

Doing Diabetes Differently isn’t another how-to guide. Instead, it’s a place to discover a diabetes answer, a question to ask a care provider to get one, or a reference to consult to find one. If you’re frustrated and want a way to do diabetes differently (and better)—for yourself or someone you care for—this life-changing book can help.

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Author Bio

Chad T. Lewis spent a career in higher education, at different times as a counselor, dean, and professor. Chad earned two graduate degrees, one in business and the other in education. He coauthored business courseware and management textbooks for major publishers (McGraw-Hill, Harcourt-Brace, and Allyn and Bacon) and published research in peer-reviewed journals in the human resources, management, and education fields. He became a Joslin Medalist in 2018, having survived type 1 diabetes for more than fifty years. Chad lives on Camano Island in Washington State with his wife, Patty.

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