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If you have recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you will need to make some changes in your life that seem unwelcome and unnecessary. There is a wide range of treatments for this form of diabetes, from dietary adjustment and increased activity through to tablets and the use of insulin. Each new stage can lead to anxiety and a feeling that you are not in control.
The best way to deal with diabetes is to develop a thorough understanding of the condition and how it affects you personally. This comprehensive reference book will provide you with all the information you need to put you in the driving seat so you can cope with any eventuality you may encounter.
Controlling your diabetes is the key to avoiding long-term health problems. If you can follow a healthy diet, control your weight and understand your medications you can look forward to good health and well-being for many years to come!
With this practical book you can take control of your health in the best way possible, because the greatest expert on your diabetes should be you.
- 37 chapters
- Over 220 illustrations and cartoons
- 160 medical terms explained in the glossary
Table of Contents:
Part 1 Introduction
Part 2 Getting to grips with diabetes
Part 3 Caring for your own diabetes
Part 4 Diabetes: some background
Part 5 How your body works
Part 6 Regulation of blood glucose
Part 7 High blood glucose levels
Part 8 Nutrition
Part 9 Weight control
Part 10 Exercise
Part 11 Monitoring
Part 12 Glycosolated haemoglobin (HbA1c)
Part 13 Tablets for lowering blood sugar
Part 14 Insulin treatment
Part 15 Administering insulin
Part 16 Changing insulin requirements
Part 17 Side effects and problems with insulin treatment
Part 18 Hypoglycaemia
Part 19 Treating hypoglycaemia
Part 20 Stress
Part 21 Coping with sickness
Part 22 Type 2 diabetes and younger people
Part 23 Smoking
Part 24 Alcohol and other substances
Part 25 Sexual problems and type 2 diabetes
Part 26 Pregnancy and diabetes
Part 27 Social and employment issues
Part 28 Travelling with diabetes
Part 29 Psychological aspects of type 2 diabetes
Part 30 Complications of the cardiovascular system
Part 31 Microvascular complications
Part 32 Problems with feet
Part 33 Associated diseases
Part 34 Diabetes in later life
Part 35 Support and information
Part 36 Outcome studies in type 2 diabetes
Part 37 Research and new developments
About the Authors:
Dr Charles Fox BM, FRCP is a Consultant Physician with Special Interest in Diabetes at Northampton General Hospital Trust, with over 30 years of experience in diabetes care. he has also co-written the Class Health books Type 1 Diabetes: Answers at your Fingertips (seventh edition) and Diabetes Type 2: Essentials.
Dr Anne Kilvert MD, FRCP is a Consultant Physician with Special Interest in Diabetes at Northampton General Hospital Trust. She is co-author of Type 1 Diabetes: Answers at your Fingertips (sixth edition), Type 2 Diabetes: Answers at your Fingertips (seventh edition) and Diabetes Type 2: Essentials.