The Oxford Handbook of Nutrition and Dietetics is incredibly thorough on the topic at hand. The handbook has definitions and information about diabetics that covers children, pregnancy, adolescents, as well as adults. The handbook also has nutrition support, information about obesity, cancer, and other diseases and how they relate to diabetes. This source seems extremely reliable and this is comforting. It is easy to quickly look on the internet to find medical symptoms and treatments, but I often worry about the source on the internet being unreliable, as some sources will contradict one another. The handbook I explored is just one and Oxford's many handbooks. Oxford medical handbooks are a great place to explore symptoms and find out more about a specific topic. These handbooks would be great for students that need a reliable source to gather information from when working on a topic that the handbooks cover and needing information for a project or assignment. A high school student that wants to go into an occupation with medicine will find the Oxford Handbooks that cover medical information incredibly useful.
I can imagine students asking about diabetes because they have been diagnosed or a family member has and this handbook would be a great starting point for finding information out about this topic.
I am excited to add these handbooks to my list of references that I can share with others to use on class assignments as well as to satisfy their own curiosity on a topic.
Grades: 9th and up. Subject(s): Everything. Overall rating: 7.
Webster-Gandy, J., Madden, A., & Holdsworth, M. (2011). Oxford Handbook of Nutrition and Dietetics. OUP Oxford.