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Diabetes the New Type 2 Your Complete Handbook to Living Healthfully with Diabetes Type 2

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ISBN-10: 1585426709

ISBN-13: 9781585426706

Edition: 2008

Authors: June Biermann, Virginia Valentine, Barbara Toohey, Anne Peters

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An up-to-the minute, whole-life guide to living with and managing type 2 diabetes, the fastest-growing form of the disease in the United States and around the world. With 1.5 million new cases diagnosed each year, diabetes is a certified American epidemic7 percent of the U.S. population will be diagnosed with diabetes in their lives, with type 2 diabetes the fastest-growing form of the disease. In Diabetes: The New Type 2, a registered nurse specializing in diabetic ailments and two diabetes educators (two of whom are diabetics themselves) deliver medical and lifestyle advice with good humor, high energy, and straight talk. This update of their classic Diabetes Type 2 and What to Dois…    
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 9/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Foreword
How to Use This Book: Three for the Road to Understanding Type 2 Diabetes
Introduction: The Worst of Times, The Best of Times
Type 2 Diabetes: What Is This Thing Called Diabetes?
Definitions of Diabetes
"Thrifty" Genes
Who Gets Diabetes?
Hypertension and Diabetes
Ways and Means of Control: Doing What You Have to Do
Goals for Blood Sugar Levels
Glycohemoglobin Test
Urine and Blood Glucose Testing
Keeping Records
Medication: Pills and Insulin and Lizard Spit!
Buying Supplies
Exercise: Your Lifetime Savings Plan
Benefits of Exercise
Setting Goals
Stretching
Walking: Shoes and Socks
Strength Training
Food, Diet, Nutrition: The "Only More So" Disease
Swimming in the Conservative Mainstream: The Low-Fat, High-Carbohydrate, High-Fiber Diet
The "Fast Fast"
Low-Fat Lifestyle
Restaurant Dining
Binge Eating
Carbohydrates
Glycemic Index
Fiber
Snacking
Riding the Radical Rapids: The Low-Carbohydrate, High-Protein Diet
Emotional Aspects of Diabetes: My Enemy/My Friend
Denial
Motivation
Attitude
Family and Friends
Stress
Sex
Fear of Insulin Injection
Adjusting to Loss of Spontaneity
Paying the Bill for Diabetes: Dollars and Nonsense
Health Insurance
Generic Drugs
HMOs
Private Insurance
Pooled-Risk and COBRA Insurance
Medigap and Senior Plans
Diabetes in Children and Young People: Youth Must Be Served-Especially When They Develop Diabetes
Dietary Considerations for Children and Young People with Type 2 Diabetes
Exercise for Children and Young People with Type 2 Diabetes
Television
Too Little Sleep
Diabetes in Children and Young People: A Summing Up
Taking the Risk Out of Risk Factors
Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest
Strokes
Alzheimer's
Glaucoma
The ACCORD Study: What You Need to Know
Two Little Afterwords
At My Age, Why Should I Bother?
The Diabetes Gospel According to Virginia Valentine
Reference Section
A Few of Our Favorite Things
Surgical Weight-Loss Options
Recommended Reading
Diabetes Web Sites
Index