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The Medical Library Association Guide to Finding Out about Diabetes: The Best Print and Electronic Resources

Author:

Dana L. Ladd

Publisher:

ALA Neal-Schuman

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Publisher

ALA Neal-Schuman

Publication Year 2013-01-11
ISBN-13

ISBN 9781555708900

ISBN-10 1555708900
Binding

Kindle Edition

Number of Pages 461 Pages
Language English
For the more than 26 million Americans diagnosed with or affected by diabetes, having accurate information on the disease is crucial. But the sheer volume of information available can be daunting for patients and caregivers alike. This comprehensive guide provides librarians and library users with background on key diabetes concepts, encompassing reliable print and electronic resources, including hard-to-find periodicals and audiovisual sources. Each chapter in this guide presents an overview and description as well as an annotated list of multi-format resources on topics including:

Types 1 and 2 and gestational diabetes
Diet, clinical trials, and support sources
Legal and insurance issues

With this guide, librarians can deepen their understanding and collections, and thus improve service to the growing number of patrons affected by, at-risk for, or curious about this pervasive disease.