Type 2 Diabetes for BeginnersBook - 2005
"With this book readers learn how to take care of themselves or someone they love when diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Completely updated, this second edition of Type 2 Diabetes for Beginners provides insight and information on how to live with diabetes. Checking blood sugar, taking medications, planning meals, losing weight, combating stress and depression, and dealing with long-term diabetes problems are just a few of the topics covered in this friendly, easy-to-read guide"--
A day-by-day handbook forpeople just diagnosed withtype 2 diabetes
People who are diagnosed with diabetes findthemselves in a whole new world whereeven the most common everyday events,such as eating breakfast, take on exaggeratedimportance. It’s a world where a personneeds a sympathetic guide to help him orher decide what to do next. The amount ofinformation to take in and act on is overwhelming.But it’s important to learn andtake action now, because this is the way todefeat diabetes and live well in spite of it.This book is the “take-you-by-the-hand”guide that will become a trusted friend andadviser for the millions of people who findthemselves in the growing ranks of peoplewith diabetes. It can be a lonely and scaryplace to be, whether one has had diabetesfor a day or for 20 years.
As with all skills—and managing diabetes isjust another skill that can be learned—it iswise to start with the basics and to return tothem regularly. This author has decades ofexperience counseling individuals anddesigning reader-friendly publications tohelp a wider circle of folks make the choicesthat lead naturally to good management oftheir diabetes. She’s with readers from thefirst day of diagnosis, through the shock andfears that may arise, and teaches them whatthe simple steps are and how to take themto make a real difference in their healthnow, and in all their tomorrows.