The incidence and prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus have increased dramatically in modernized and developing nations over the past few decades. Thoroughly revised and expanded, this Second Edition responds to the epidemic and supplies a current overview and guide to the management of diabetes in the modern healthcare environment. This Second E
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.
This book will tell the reader everything they need to know about type 2 diabetes. Topics covered include monitoring, medication, healthy eating, exercise, illness, smoking, travel, blood glucose levels, and managing hypogycaemia.
Around 250 million people currently suffer from diabetes globally and this number is expected to reach 370 million people within the next 20 years. Fortunately in recent years our understanding of the pathogenesis and management of Type 2 diabetes has increased enormously. Innovative new drugs have been developed and the evidence base for treating diabetes and preventing its complications is now outstanding. This second edition has been fully updated throughout to include all of the latest trial data, including new chapters on pathophysiology, and interpretation of recent clinical trials. This pocketbook is a concise, practical guide to the diagnosis, assessment and management of Type 2 Diabetes aimed at clinicians, GPs and nurse specialists. With contributions from leading diabetes experts, the information in this book is presented in an easy to use format and is supplemented with key figures and tables.
Practical tools to diagnose and treat type 2 diabetes. Contains up-to-date information on diagnosis and classification, pathogenesis, pharmacological intervention, and preventing and treating diabetes complications.
Obesity and type 2 diabetes are increasing worldwide problems. In this book we reviewed factors that contribute to glucose homeostasis and the pathogenesis of Type 2 diabetes. In addition the book addresses current strategies for treatment of Type 2 Diabetes.
In a world where diabetes was once a rarity, it has now become an epidemic and at the present rate of increase it will become pandemic later in this century, affecting half the families of earth. Present therapies leave much to be desired. The use of diabetic pills is fraught with dangers and even insulin has its downside. Many can pursue a better approach by knowledge and discipline. Right diet and adequate exercise are the best keys to the control of diabetes. Inevitably, diabetes brings rigors and stresses that can threaten to be overwhelming. Often the sufferer is plunged into depression. In this battle, Christians can be "more than conquerors," trusting in the One whose name is Love and whose absolute sovereignty extends even to a sparrow's fall. This book gives counsel regarding the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of successful diabetic therapy and life-style changes. It can bring untold relief to many.
Daryl Wein discovered he was among the millions of patients with type 2 diabetes while studying to become a Physician Assistant. That's when he found out that, despite type 2 diabetes making up the vast majority of cases, most of the reading material he could find was geared toward patients with type 1 diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes The Owner's Manual is his way of fixing that. This handbook is an easy-to-read guide on how to manage your blood sugar primarily through diet. It is written clearly and concisely, explaining the difference between the two diseases in a way that is easy to grasp. You don't have to be a health professional to understand the book. Wein includes concrete examples of what to eat and what to avoid. He talks about the importance of exercise and provides information about medicines in a way that the layman can comprehend without needing to know medical terminology. The book also includes a useful question-and-answer section that covers a variety of specifics about type 2 diabetes to help you make sense of it all. Wein knows about the frustration and fear diabetics feel, because he's been there. As he explains in the book, when he experienced blurred vision and other health problems while studying to become a Physician Assistant, he discovered that he was among the millions diagnosed each year with type 2 diabetes. "There was no mistake: I was now a diabetic!" he writes. "I sat down and started crying, not something I would ordinarily allow myself to do." He goes on to describe how a mentor told him that diabetes can usually be managed easily. He made sure to explain that failing to control it can lead to serious health problems including blindness, kidney failure, and limb amputations. He offered hope. Wein's book offers the same message of hope, along with a somber reminder that failing to control diabetes can lead to premature death. He provides readers with the right information to help make sure they understand that this doesn't have to happen to them. The author also makes clear the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, suggesting that type 2 diabetes needs to have a new name. That name should be "carbosis," he argues, which gets right to the point that type 2 diabetes is a disease where the body does not process carbohydrates correctly. He has conveniently included tabular lists of many foods, showing the carbohydrate content of each. "My intent in writing this book is to finally provide a source of information geared specifically for you and me, along with the millions of others with this disease and the many millions who have it but don't yet know it," he writes. "This book is designed primarily to provide clear guidance for patients." You don't have to be a health expert to manage the disease. Wein lays it out to his patients, about eighty percent of whom, he estimates, have well-controlled blood sugar levels. Type 2 Diabetes The Owner's Manual can be your step-by-step guide on how to control your disease. Let this book help you manage type 2 diabetes rather than letting the disease manage you.
Diabetes is the world’s modern pandemic. But it needn’t mean a world of frustration, restrictions and complications. Most people with diabetes are able to live full, free and healthy lives. It just takes clear understanding and good management.In ‘Understanding Type 2 Diabetes’, Professor Merlin Thomas of the renowned Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute clearly explains:• What diabetes is and how it comes about.• What is the right diet for someone with diabetes, and how to achieve it.• How exercise can improve and maintain your health.• The medical aspects of diabetes care, including the best ways to control your waistline, blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels.• How to prevent and treat the major complications of diabetes.Having diabetes is not easy. But its management needn’t be complex or complicated. With ‘Understanding Type 2 Diabetes’ to guide you, you’ll soon realise that successfully managing diabetes is not only feasible but is also essential.
Simple Steps to Reduce Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Author: Gretchen Becker
Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
Diabetes is a disease of insulin deficiency in either quantity (you don't produce enough -- type 1) or quality (your insulin doesn't work -- type 2). This book contains everything you need to know about current research and medical advice on, where possible, preventing type 2, or, if you are genetically 'destined' for diabetes, at least putting it off for as long as possible. The best thing you can do to help prevent diabetes is to become informed. 'Stop Diabetes' will help you understand what the disease is, what causes it and what you can do to reduce your risk of developing it. The advice is sound and presented with humour, making this book the best companion for those seeking to make changes each day for their health. A diabetic herself, Gretchen Becker offers fifty essential, informative tips for what you can do today to make a difference. For example: * understand your form of diabetes and how it might progress * be familiar with any medication, what it contains, what are the effects * introduce simple changes in lifestyle to control your diabetes * learn about food, understand what you are eating, but be a gourmet, don't diet! * exercise is essential -- make it play and something you enjoy. * plan ahead, give yourself realistic and fun goals. Gretchen's practical and often humourous suggestions from her years with diabetes and from the experiences of her acquaintances, provide an array of approaches that could work for any of us.
First volume in the World Clinics: Diabetology series providing diabetologists with the most recent developments in the diagnosis and treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. New drug classes are covered in depth and each article is followed by a comment from the editors highlighting the key features of the topic.
This book by best-selling authors Dr Sandra Cabot and naturopath Margaret Jasinska offers proven strategies for reversing Type 2 Diabetes. Australia is currently in the middle of a diabetes epidemic. When this book was originally written in 2007 one Australian was diagnosed with diabetes every 10 minutes. That figure was anticipated ......
A Darwinian Interpretation of Type 2 Diabetes and Related Disorders
Author: Milind Watve
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Darwinian medicine looks at the ecological and evolutionary roots of disease. A disease is an interaction between a genome and its biotic or abiotic environment and therefore a disease is essentially an ecological process. Good understanding of ecology and a Darwinian way of thinking can give us novel and useful perspectives on health and disease. If we understand the disease process better, we can certainly prevent, control as well as treat diseases in a better way. Although the thought that the origins of obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D) might lie in our hunter gatherer adaptations is not new, research over the last decade makes us rethink many of the classical concepts. Brain and behavior is increasingly being recognized as central to all the endocrine, metabolic and immunological changes that earmark type 2 diabetes and other metabolic syndrome disorders. A major change in paradigm appears to be on the horizon and the proposed book intends to speed up the paradigm shift by raising important questions, pointing out flaws and inadequacies in the prevalent paradigm and stimulating radical rethinking which would redirect and refine the line of research as well as bring some fundamental changes in drug discovery and clinical practice.
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.
The diabetes mellitus epidemic is unfolding across the globe with the World Health Organization (WHO) reporting a worldwide prevalence of 177 million patients with diabetes. Type 2 diabetes accounts for approximately ninety percent of all diabetes cases. Long-term complications of type 2 diabetes include atherosclerosis, heart disease, stroke, end-stage renal disease, retinopathy leading to blindness, nerve damage, sexual dysfunction, frequent infections, and difficult-to-treat foot ulcers, sometimes resulting in lower limb amputation. Diabetics are twice as likely to develop cardiovascular disease or have a stroke, two to six times more likely to have transient ischemic attacks, and fifteen to forty times more likely to require lower-limb amputation compared with the general population. In 2002, the total economic cost of diabetes was estimated to be $132 billion accounting for one in every ten health care dollars spent in the United States. As a direct consequence of this economic impact and in light of the fact that current approved therapies fail to provide adequate therapeutic advantage in preventing hyperglycemia, industry has been heavily focused on addressing new fundamental cellular mechanisms that will potentially address this unmet need. New Therapeutic Strategies for Type 2 Diabetes provides the reader with the most comprehensive survey to-date of the most innovative small molecule research strategies targeted at treating the burgeoning type 2 diabetes epidemic. Each chapter is written by a recognised thought-leader in this field. The book will be an invaluable reference for researchers and medicinal chemists that concisely explains the biological mechanisms underpinning each cutting-edge therapeutic strategy along with key medicinal chemistry rationales and up-to- date clinical findings.