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Diabetes
  • Authored by: Toney Allman
  • From the Series: Genes and Disease
  • Trim Size: 7 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791095851
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9585-0
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 07/01/2008
  • Dewey Number: 616
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 136

Summary

Diabetes in all its forms has continued to baffle scientists and doctors for centuries. Though its symptoms and mechanisms are well understood, the genetic and environmental causes of diabetes are difficult to unravel. Diagnosis and treatment of the different types of diabetes are no longer impossible, but prevention and a cure remain beyond current scientific capabilities. As the genetic variations that contribute to diabetes are being discovered, many scientists have hope that a cure will come during the lifetimes of today's young people. In Diabetes, learn how scientists worldwide are laboring to finally conquer this disease.

Specifications

Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Further reading. Web sites. References. Glossary. Index.

About the Author(s)

Toney Allman holds a B.S. from Ohio State University and an M.A. in clinical psychology from the University of Hawaii. She has a special interest in science writing and research and has written more than two dozen nonfiction books for young people. She has a longstanding interest in diabetes because, like most Americans today, she has friends and family who cope with the disease.

Reviews and Awards

"...particularly useful for the student doing research on diabetes or genetics...Recommended."


Library Media Connection

"Brief case histories...help personalize these introductions to the fundamentals of genetic science...useful."


The Horn Book Guide

"...provides a complete and comprehensive introduction to diabetes...thoroughly 'kid friendly'...emphatically recommended..."


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