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Is this the right book for you? Do you have Type 2 diabetes?
There are two main types of diabetes and you may not be sure which you have. In general, people with Type 1 diabetes are usually young, develop symptoms quite rapidly and need insulin treatment immediately. In contrast, Type 2 diabetes tends to occur in people who are over thirty and above average weight. The onset tends to be gradual and the initial treatment is through diet and tablets. If your diabetes has been treated this way, this book is for you.
The authors comprehensively answer over 400 questions about every aspect of living with the condition, and their constructive approach will give you all the knowledge you need to deal confidently with your diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes: Answers at your fingertips gives you:
- Up-to-date information on all the available - and forthcoming - medical treatments, including the current situation with Avandia (rosaglitizone)
- Advice on how to achieve the best possible control of your diabetes, working around your daily routine
- Answers to dozens of practical questions about lifestyle, work and holidays
- Guidance on healthy eating, exercise and complementary therapies
Table of Contents:
- Why have I got diabetes?
- My father had Type 2 diabetes. Am I likely to get it too?
- My partner was very thirsty before she was found to have diabetes. What was the cause of the thirst?
- I have been diagnosed with diabetes and am not on insulin. Why have I been told to control my weight?
- I have just started tablets for my diabetes. Does this mean I can relax my diet?
- My doctor wants me to start a drug called metformin. He tells me this will protect my heart. Is this the case?
- Do you think that complementary or alternative medicine can help people with diabetes?
- There seem to be a lot of different types of insulin on the market. Can you give me some details?
- What is the normal range of blood glucose in a person who does not have diabetes?
- Are blood glucose monitors accurate enough for daily use?
- Can I take part in all or any forms of sport?
- As a Muslim I wish to fast during Ramadan. Is this possible?
- Do you have any simple rules for people with diabetes going abroad for holidays?
- My baby was born with jaundice. Are babies of mothers with diabetes more like to have this?
- What special care should I take of my feet in winter?
- Do you think that diabetes will ever be cured?
Part 1 Introduction
Part 2 What is diabetes?
Part 3 Treatment without insulin
Part 4 Treatment with insulin
Part 5 Monitoring and control
Part 6 Life with diabetes
Part 7 Sex, contraception and HRT
Part 8 Pregnancy
Part 9 Long-term complications
Part 10 Research and the future
Part 11 Self-help groups
Part 12 Emergencies
"I have no hesitation in commending this book."
Sir Steve Redgrave CBE, Vice President, Diabetes UK
"This book will go a long way in helping anyone diagnosed with diabetes – or their relatives – understand what lies ahead. It explains everything you need to know about what causes diabetes and how to manage it."
Jimmy Tarbuck, Honorary Vice President, Diabetes UK
About the Authors:
Dr Charles Fox BM, FRCP is a Consultant Physician with Special Interest in Diabetes at Northampton General Hospital Trust, with other 30 years of experience in diabetes care. He has co-written the companion volume to this book. Type 1 Diabetes: Answers at your fingertips.
Dr Anne Kilvert BM, FRCP is a Consultant Physician with Special Interest in Diabetes at Northampton General Hospital Trust, and is co-author of Type 1 Diabetes: Answers at your fingertips.