American Medical Association Guide to Living with Diabetes: Preventing and Treating Type 2 Diabetes - Essential Information You and Your Family Need to Know

American Medical Association Guide to Living with Diabetes: Preventing and Treating Type 2 Diabetes - Essential Information You and Your Family Need to Know

by American Medical Association, Boyd E. Metzger MD, Boyd Metzger
     
 

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More than 3 million american medical association books sold From america's most trusted health authority, the ultimate guide to understanding, preventing, and managing type 2 diabetes If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or may be at risk of developing the disease, you or your loved one can still look forward to a long, healthy, active

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More than 3 million american medical association books sold From america's most trusted health authority, the ultimate guide to understanding, preventing, and managing type 2 diabetes If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or may be at risk of developing the disease, you or your loved one can still look forward to a long, healthy, active life. The leading group of medical experts in the United States presents the American Medical Association Guide to Living with Diabetes, an easy-to-understand self-care reference to help prevent or successfully manage this serious disorder. Authoritative and up-to-date, this comprehensive resource explains what type 2 diabetes is, describes its risk factors, and offers practical strategies for preventing it, primarily by losing weight, improving your diet, and reaching and maintaining a healthy weight. Even if you are overweight, you can lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Did you know that losing as little as 7 to 10 percent of your weight will cut your risk of getting diabetes in half? If you weigh 200 pounds, a weight loss of just 14 to 20 pounds reaps huge health benefits. This book gives you the inspiration you need to get on the road to improving your health and fitness while guiding you along the way. If you are living with diabetes, this book offers in-depth explanations of the recommended lifestyle changes that can help you manage the disease and stresses the importance of rigorous testing and control of your blood sugar to avoid complications. You will learn about the available medications for treating diabetes and about alternative and complementary therapies. The book is complete with sections on gestational diabetes and the increasing threat that type 2 diabetes poses to at-risk children. This essential guidebook gives you and your family the tools you need to prevent or effectively manage type 2 diabetes, take control of your health, and liv

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471750239
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,126,639
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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For more than 150 years, the American Medical Association has been the leading group of medical experts in the United States and one of the most respected health-related organizations in the world. The AMA continues to work to advance the art and science of medicine and to be an advocate for patients and the voice of physicians in the United States.

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