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Type 2 Diabetes For Dummies

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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Table of Contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Dealing with the Onset of Type 2 Diabetes 5 Chapter 1: Dealing with Type 2 Diabetes 7 Chapter 2: It?s the Glucose 15 Chapter 3: Understanding the Transition to Type 2 Diabetes 23 Part II: How Type 2 Diabetes Affects Your Body 37 Chapter 4: Managing Short-Term Ailments 39 Chapter 5: Preventing Long-Term Complications 53 Part III: Living with Type 2 Diabetes: Your Physical Health 75 Chapter 6: Glucose Monitoring and Other Tests 77 Chapter 7: Medications: What You Should Know 87 Chapter 8: Healthy Eating in Diabetes 105 Chapter 9: Keeping It Moving: Exercise Plan 129 Part IV: The Part of Tens 139 Chapter 10: Ten Ways to Prevent or Reverse Diabetes 141 Chapter 11: Ten Myths about Diabetes That You Can Forget 147 Glossary 155 Index 159

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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