This comprehensive guide to Type 2 Diabetes was acclaimed in peer reviews and is now in its second edition. The authors have provided clarity and common sense, based on decades of experience, producing a guide that is easy to understand and follow, complimented by their excellent Cookbook Guide . – Most Highly Recommended
NAME: Health & Wellness Series, Diabetes Meals For Good Health Cookbook, Complete Meal Plans & 100 Recipes, Third Edition FILE: R3266 AUTHOR: Dr Mansur Shomali, Karen Graham PUBLISHER: Robert Rose BINDING: soft back PRICE: £19.95 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: diet, food preparation, choice, variety, clinical features, effective management, testing, medication, blood sugar, laboratory tests, 7-Deal Meal Plan, dietary, exercise, symptoms, nutrition ISBN: 978-0-7788-0654-7 PAGES: 416 IMAGE: B3266.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/y6yxcr28 LINKS: DESCRIPTION: This comprehensive guide to Type 2 Diabetes was acclaimed in peer reviews and is now in its second edition. The authors have provided clarity and common sense, based on decades of experience, producing a guide that is easy to understand and follow, complimented by their excellent Cookbook Guide . – Most Highly Recommended
The problem, that many with diabetes complain about, is the lack of clarity and information from their doctors. Medicine is a huge subject, more an art than a science, with a wealth of conflicting medical opinions. Patients can be forgiven for thinking that there are more opinions than there are doctors. Situations vary in different countries and health care systems and of course each patient is unique to a greater or lesser extent. Frequently, doctors are under serious time pressures and simply do not have the time to explain to patients the important factors of their diagnosed condition, the treatment plan, and the necessity to follow the advice. In some state health care systems, doctors receive an important part of their pay in the form of bonus payments for prescribing drugs and in some systems the pharmaceutical industry has an undue, and even corrupt, influence on prescriptions.
There is a view that all Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics suffer exactly the same health threat levels. There is also a view that once diagnosed the patient will always face the same threat level and these views can be extremely dangerous, usually fuelled by ignorance, as a result of a lack of understandable and clear information.
Type 2 diabetes appears to be an increasing problem around the world, particularly in wealthier countries. The view being promoted all too frequently is that Type 2 diabetes is a result of lazy gluttons and that all suffers are morbidly over weight, essentially that diabetes is a life style condition. There are two factors to consider in forming a more balanced view.
One factor is that many more individuals are regularly screened, and that includes blood screening for a range of manageable conditions, of which one is Type 2 diabetes. The apparent epidemic may in reality be the result of a much higher level of preventive medical checks. In the past many diabetics went undiagnosed and when they died their deaths were just written down as being the result of ‘old age’ or a specific event, such as stroke or heart failure, that might have been the result of not managing diabetes.
The second factor is that Type 2 is reversible. With much more research and analysis, it may prove practical to ‘cure’ diabetics, or place them in remission. We already know many different causal factors that include diet and exercise. Equally, it is entirely possible that there are still a great many undiagnosed diabetics in most communities. In some cases, diabetes may be a symptom rather than the primary condition. A proportion of diagnosed diabetics are in a pre-cancerous state or already have cancer that has not been diagnosed. The control of blood sugar level is therefore a result of that other condition. The result is that it is very important for diabetics to have access to clear information so that they can watch of symptoms, employ the best management program for their condition and know what questions to ask their doctors.
This expanded and updated edition of a highly successful guide employs extensive illustration and is based on the latest discoveries from the research programs. The reader will find answers to all of the aspects of diagnosis, medication plans, management strategies, exercise and diet. It also includes a review of some of the possible additional symptoms that may effect some patients.
One of the most taxing aspects for those diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes is establishing and holding to a diet plan. This can be a combination of a lack of clear advice from the health care environment, and the challenges of catering for people with and without diabetes in a family group.
To hold to any diet plan, for whatever reason it has been adopted, requires the development of good habits in support of the plan. This clear and well illustrated guide provides a guide to diet plans and 100 tasty recipes. It offers variety and recipes that can be attractive to other family members who do not have diabetes.
The guide overcomes one of the greatest dangers facing a diabetic. It is not a matter of just cutting out many popular menus. The diet plan must contain appropriate nutrition. If it does not, it can present as many dangers as the previous eating habits. It is one area where many health care professionals let their patients down badly. The focus on diet has employed propaganda terms, such as ‘junk food’, and created many phobias. Everything that is edible is good food, provided that it is consumed in appropriate combinations and quantities. Being diabetic does not mean having to eat bland boring food that tastes like cardboard. This guide shows how balanced nutrition can be achieved and eating can still be an enjoyable activity, while still conforming to the needs of the Type 2 diabetic.