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, The Complete Diabetes Guide, Advice for Managing Type 2 Diabetes, Second Edition FILE: R3265 AUTHOR: Dr Mansur Shomali, Karen Graham PUBLISHER: Robert Rose BINDING: soft back PRICE: £19.95 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: clinical features, underlying causes, effective, diagnosis, management, testing, medication, blood sugar, laboratory tests, 7-Deal Meal Plan, dietary exercise, symptoms, nutrition ISBN: 978-0-7788-0653-0 PAGES: 416 IMAGE: B3265.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/y5ahd5x6 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.
Although this guide includes some clear dietary advice, the companion guide, “Diabetes Meals For Good Health Cookbook” by the same authors is also most highly recommended. Frequently, guides and brief check lists are read by diabetics, but those readers who have close friends or relatives with diabetes will also profit from reading on the subject, to avoid contracting the condition themselves and in understanding how best to support diagnosed diabetics. It is all to easy to believe that Type 2 diabetes is a terminable disease, or regard it as inconsequential worry by hypochondriacs. That can make life much more difficult for the sufferer. The more supportive the environment, the more likely a sufferer can move into remission.