Type 2 diabetes is Australia's fast-growing chronic disease, yet it can be prevented with the right diet and regular exercise. Whether you have already been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or are pre-diabetic and hoping to avoid full-blown diabetes, this easy-to-understand book teaches you how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and good blood glucose control so that you can prevent long-term complications and live a full and active life.
An author team of medical professionals, led by Professor Lesley Campbell and Dr. Alan Rubin, offers essential guidance and critical advice for taking preventative measures to avoid developing type 2 diabetes in the first place. For those who have already been diagnosed, the authors walk you through how to deal with type 2 and clearly explain how it affects your body.
With a focus on the specific concerns of type 2 diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes For Dummies is a reliable, locally relevant resource on diabetes management.
Professor Lesley Campbell is the Director of the Diabetes Centre of St Vincent's Hospital, a leading organisation involved in both the research and management of the disease. Alan L Rubin, MD has run a private practice specialising in diabetes for 25 years.
Don't just survive — thrive! Diabetes For Dummies, 3rd Australian edition, brings you right up to date with the latest research, treatment and management approaches for all types of diabetes. This book is essential reading whether you have diabetes yourself or are supporting a friend or relative with the condition.
Reduce your diabetes risk — understand and avoid the causes of prediabetes and diabetes
Recognise the importance of diet and exercise — adopt a healthy eating plan and exercise regime that works for you
Keep on top of self-monitoring and medication — learn what's new in research and treatment in Australia, and what advances are on the horizon
Deal with the emotional challenges of having diabetes — understand how your mental health affects your physical health and develop coping styles that work over the long term
Prevent short-term and long-term complications — know how to deal with low or very high blood glucose and find out how diabetes can affect your kidneys, nervous system, heart and eyes
Manage diabetes in children and older people — care for your child from infancy to self-management and help support the older person with diabetes
Get the support you need — know which organisations to turn to for help and access reputable online support
Open the book and find:
How to identify the differences between type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes
Explanations for the drugs used in diabetes management
Tips for caring for your feet
Advice on coping with diabetes before and during pregnancy
Practical exercises for improving your mental health
How to deal with on-the-job and insurance obstacles
Ways to identify dodgy treatments and 'cures'
Manage your diabetes and live life to the full
Eat a balanced diet and exercise for a healthier life
Deal with the psychological effects of your condition
Access the best online support
-- A prescriptive, positive discussion about diabetes, symptoms, monitoring, medications, treatment, support, and exercise.
-- A focus on how to positive approach dealing with a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes-- moving away from the stigma and into living a quality life by overcoming the disease.
-- The facts and fiction of the disease.
-- Information on how fiber, water, saturated fats, alcohol, supplements, and food affect sugar levels.
-- Tips for building a toolkit and support network.
-- Helpful advice on meal planning, various diets, and goals for diabetes control and weight management.
With diabetes now considered pandemic throughout the world, there have been enormous advances in the field. Now significantly revised and updated, this new edition of Diabetes For Dummies includes the latest information on diabetes medications and monitoring equipment, new findings about treating diabetes in the young and elderly, new ways to diagnose and treat long- and short-term complications, updated nutritional guidelines, new tools for measuring blood sugar and delivering insulin to the body, and much more.
There's no question that the burden of diabetes is increasing globally: it's estimated that 387 million people worldwide are living with diabetes, and that staggering number is expected to increase an additional 205 million+ by 2035. If you or a loved one is part of this overwhelming statistic, you can take comfort in the sensitive and authoritative information provided in this hands-on guide. From monitoring and maintaining your glucose to understanding the importance of exercising and eating right—and everything in between—Diabetes For Dummies takes the guesswork out of living with diabetes and empowers you to take control and keep your life on a healthy track. Reduce your risk of diabetes complications Discover the latest and the tried-and-true options for monitoring blood sugar Get up to speed on the various diabetes medications and lifestyle strategies Improve diabetes control and overall health
If you're one of the millions of diabetics or pre-diabetics in search of an accessible and up-to-date resource to help you manage this disease, Diabetes For Dummies is the trusted guide you'll turn to again and again.
Don't let diabetes stop you from living life to the fullest. This handy pocket guide explains what diabetes is and gives you the latest information on how to monitor and manage your condition. Written by a highly experienced physician, this book is filled with practical advice for managing your condition in today's world. Whether you have a diagnosis of diabetes or are caring for someone who does, you'll get the information needed to stay healthy and feel great.
Open the book and find:
The types of diabetes
Ways to monitor glucose
Guidance on using oral medications or insulin
Ways to plan a diabetes diet
Tips for starting an exercise program
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with prediabetes – a heightened level of glucose, and/or impaired glucose tolerance - the time to act is now. Prediabetes For Dummies examines the signs and symptoms of this potential precursor to diabetes and offers up-to-date information about treatment. It provides clear, practical advice on steps you can take to minimize the risk of serious health consequences.
This plain-English guide shows you how to stop prediabetes in its tracks and prevent it from progressing to diabetes. You'll learn how to recognize the symptoms of this often-undiagnosed condition, and what to do if you think you may be prediabetic. You'll also discover how simple lifestyle changes, such as changes in your diet and moderate exercise, can put the brakes on prediabetes and even reverse the condition.Offers clear explanations of prediabetes causes, health risks, and treatment Includes the latest advances in the use of diabetes medications to treat prediabetes Provides diet suggestions, meal plans, and exercise tips Contains helpful suggestions for friends and family members who want to support a loved one with prediabetes
While there is no cure for diabetes, it can be prevented if prediabetes is diagnosed and treated early. Packed with valuable information for patients of all ages, Prediabetes For Dummies is an important resource for taking control of this dangerous condition.
Vitamin D is in the news every day, as new tests and studies reveal encouraging information about its power in maintaining good health and preventing major illnesses. No longer thought to just play a role in calcium intake and bone growth, Vitamin D has a host of other functions in the body, playing a role in prevention of serious diseases, including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, as well as boosting immunity, improving athletic performance, losing weight, and more.
This hands-on, plain-English guide is perfect for anyone looking for helpful advice and information on the "nutrient of the decade."Coverage of how Vitamin D works, and how much is needed for disease prevention How and where to get sufficient amounts of the right kind of Vitamin D – from both your diet and nutritional supplements The best ways to maintain healthy levels of Vitamin D
If you're looking to learn more about the many benefits Vitamin D can have on you and your family, you'll find everything you need right here.
Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition For Dummies takes the mystery and the frustration out of healthy eating and managing diabetes. Both the newly diagnosed and the experienced alike will learn what defines healthy eating for diabetes and it’s crucial role to long term health, why healthy eating can be so difficult, and how meal planning is a key to successful diabetes management
Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition For Dummies takes the guesswork out of eating and preparing diabetes friendly foods. You'll learn whether popular diets fit (or don’t fit) into a healthy eating plan, what to shop for, how to eat healthy away from home, which supplements you should consider, and how to build perfect meals yourself. To get you started, this book includes a week's worth of diabetes-friendly meals, and fabulous recipes that demonstrate how delicious food and effective diabetes management can go hand in hand.Includes helpful information for people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes as well as exchange lists for diabetes Explains how your surroundings and your biology conspire to encourage unhealthy eating, and how you can gain control by planning in advance Helps you to understand that fabulous, nutritionally-balanced food and diabetes management can go hand in hand
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with diabetes, Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition For Dummies is packed with expert advice, surprising insights, and practical examples of meal plans coupled with sound nutritional advice.
Take control of your diabetes and live well
Don't just survive – thrive! That's the message of this state-of-the-art guide to diabetes management, now updated to include the latest advances in therapy for diabetes and its complications. From causes, symptoms, and side effects to treatments and diet, this book delivers sound advice on staying fit and feeling great.Understand and manage diabetes Choose a diet plan that suits you Prevent long-term complications Care for someone who has diabetes Manage high blood pressure, cholesterol, and kidney problems
". . . diabetic patients . . . should arm themselves with sugar cubes, glucose tablets, boiled sweets . . . but also with a copy of Diabetes For Dummies . . ."
—Dr Thomas Stuttaford, The Times
". . . combines clarity with depth and detail . . ."
—Yoga and Health magazine
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