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Type 2 Diabetes For Dummies, Australian Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-34077-6
300 pages
April 2012
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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

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Author Information

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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