Type 2 Diabetes For Dummies: Edition 3

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Learn to live a full and active life with type 2 diabetes

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.

  • Highlights ways to manage the daily impact that type 2 has on your life and prevent long-term complications
  • Devotes an entire chapter to foot care
  • Explains glucose monitoring as well as medications that you should be familiar with
  • Details a healthy eating and exercise plan for getting a handle on your type 2 diabetes
  • Makes suggestions for additional resources so you can learn more about your diabetes

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.

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About the author

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.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Apr 4, 2012
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Pages
300
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ISBN
9781118340776
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Language
English
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Genres
Health & Fitness / Diseases / Diabetes
Health & Fitness / General
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Alan L. Rubin
The straight facts on treating diabetes successfully

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.

Sandra Cabot MD
Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic disease in the world today.  1.9 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in people aged 20 years and older in the USA last year. Diabetes causes chronic poor health and a shortened lifespan.

There is no denying that type 2 diabetes is an epidemic; there are currently 246 million diabetics in the world, and 90 percent of them have type 2 diabetes.

The good news is that with the right diet, nutritional supplements and lifestyle changes, you can actually reverse it!  If you follow the conventional dietary recommendations for diabetes, you will likely gain weight and your blood sugar level will gradually rise.  This book will teach you the best way to bring your blood sugar down and lose weight.

In this book you will learn:

The importance of protein to blood sugar control and weight loss.The nutrients that diabetics are typically deficient in which can lead to poor blood sugar control.How to reduce your risk of diabetic complications such as blindness, heart attacks, nerve damage, kidney disease and erectile dysfunction.The essential tests that all diabetics must have regularly to maintain good health.That a low glycemic index diet is not enough to lose weight and reverse type 2 diabetics.Specific foods, herbs and nutrients that help to reverse type 2 diabetes.

Also included is a two week meal plan and more than forty gluten free recipes suitable for type 2 diabetics. These recipes will help you lose weight and lower your blood sugar level.

Lesley Campbell
Your essential guide to managing diabetes successfully and living a full life

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'

Learn to:

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

Alan L. Rubin
The straight facts on treating diabetes successfully

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.

Alan L. Rubin
Many of us, at the best of times, struggle for inspiration when it comes to cooking – and that’s without a medical condition that may affect our eating habits and require careful management. The right diet is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle and all the more important for the successful management of diabetes.

Fully updated for a UK audience Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies will include the latest dietary recommendations and medical information on diabetes and its management. Packed with over 100 delicious and easy to prepare recipes - for everyday eating and entertaining - alongside a brand new section on packing healthy lunches and picnics, this book will help make mealtimes interesting and healthy. The book also offers guidance on the glycaemic index, nutritional information, diabetic exchanges for each recipe and lifestyle advice to help readers take control of their condition and live life to the full.

Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies will feature:

Part I: Thriving with Diabetes

Living To Eat With Diabetes Eating To Live With Diabetes Planning Meals for Weight Loss Goals Eating What You Like (Within Reason) Stocking Up at the Supermarket

Part II: Healthy Recipes That Taste Great

Enjoying the Benefits of Breakfast Starting Well: Hors d’Oeuvres and First Courses Sipping Simply Divine Soups Taking a Leaf From the Salad Bar Being Full of Beans (and Grains and Pasta) Adding Veg to Your Meals Boning Up on Fish Cookery Flocking to Poultry Creating Balanced Meals with Meats Nibbling on Snacks Drooling Over Mouth-Watering Desserts

Part III: Eating Away from Home

Eating Out as a Nourishing Experience Packing a Picnic Lunch

Part IV: The Part of Tens

Ten (or So) Simple Steps to Change Your Eating Habits Ten Easy Substitutions in Your Eating Plan Ten Strategies to Normalize Your Blood Glucose Ten Healthy Eating Habits for Children with Diabetes

Part V: Appendixes

Appendix A: Investing in Food Supplements for Optimum Health Appendix B: Exchange Lists Appendix C: A Glossary of Key Cooking Terms Appendix D: Conversions of Weights, Measures, and Sugar Substitutes Appendix E: Other Recipe Sources for People with Diabetes
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