Articles of interest
12th December 2022
Book in Focus
A Guide to Type 1 Diabetes Management, Technology, and Everything Else You Need to Know
By Professor May Ng
I have been looking after people with Type 1 diabetes for more than 30 years. My book is about translating theory into clinical practice with an aim of helping people with the condition to self-manage and live well. This book is also for parents, carers, doctors, nurses and students to increase their understanding of Type 1 diabetes and the emerging technology to treat it, which has evolved significantly in recent decades. The healthcare professional-patient relationship is one of collaboration, which involves recognising that a person living with diabetes is an expert in their condition. Success comes from empowering and educating the person in question to live well with their diabetes.
I would never have written this book without the conversations, wisdom and encouragement of patients and families I have worked with over the past 30 years. They have inspired me to confront the minefield of old and new information related to Type 1 diabetes management, technology and everything else you could need to know. For this reason, I became convinced that this book was needed.
My first book, A Journey with Brendan, took more than 10 years to complete and detailed my journey as a paediatrician and mother to my autistic son. My second book, Me and My Hormones, was conceived two decades ago whilst working as a paediatric endocrinologist. I was not able to source a clear, concise and easy-to-read book that explains hormones in detail and what can go wrong from birth into adulthood.
A Guide to Type 1 Diabetes Management, Technology, and Everything Else You Need to Know is an easy-to-read book that is written for everyone who wishes to know more about Type 1 diabetes. It comprehensively covers the most basic to the most up-to-date information and can be used as a reference guide for people living with Type 1 diabetes, their carers, healthcare professionals and students.
In just a decade, Type 1 diabetes management has evolved and technology has become more widely available as part of routine self-management. This book fills a gap and clears the fog around the complexities of emerging diabetes technology, such as insulin pumps, closed-loop systems and continuous glucose monitoring. It also provides essential resources and advice to enable successful self-management of the condition.
Professor May Ng, OBE, PhD, MBA, LLM, MSc, MBBS, FRCPCH, FHEA, SFFMLM, is an Honorary Professor at Edge Hill University, UK, Associate Professor at the University of Liverpool, and Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist in the United Kingdom. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney, Australia and her training in the UK. As a recipient of the UK Medical Research Council Fellowship, she obtained an MSc and PhD in Endocrinology and Diabetes. She also holds a Master of Laws and an MBA. She is Chair of the UK Association of Children’s Diabetes Clinicians and the UK Diabetes Research Steering Group for Young People, Officer for British Society of Paediatric Endocrinology Diabetes, and Research Officer for the Royal College of Paediatrics, in addition to serving on the Advisory Council of the International Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes. She is the author of over 150 publications and has presented at more than 250 scientific meetings. Her publications include the books A Journey with Brendan and Me and My Hormones: What Can Go Wrong?
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