The First Year: Type 2 Diabetes: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

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Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases in the world; the American Diabetes Association reports that 1.7 million new diagnoses are made each year. After her own diagnosis, Gretchen Becker became a "patient-expert," educating herself on every aspect of type 2 diabetes and eventually compiling everything she had learned into this step-by-step guidebook for others. Now in its third edition, The First Year: Type 2 Diabetes takes you through everything you need to know and do in your first year with diabetes....
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Overview


Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases in the world; the American Diabetes Association reports that 1.7 million new diagnoses are made each year. After her own diagnosis, Gretchen Becker became a "patient-expert," educating herself on every aspect of type 2 diabetes and eventually compiling everything she had learned into this step-by-step guidebook for others. Now in its third edition, The First Year: Type 2 Diabetes takes you through everything you need to know and do in your first year with diabetes. In clear and accessible language, Becker covers a wide range of practical, medical,and lifestyle issues, from coming to terms with your diagnosis to diet and exercise, testing routines, insurance issues, and the most up-to-date information on new medications and supplements.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569242650
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2006
  • Series: First Year Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 283,717
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author


Gretchen Becker is the author of The First Year: Type 2 Diabetes, Prediabetes, and Stop Diabetes and a freelance editor specializing in science and medicine. She also owns and operates Cranberry Hill Farm in Vermont.
www.gretchenbecker.com
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2008

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    I purchased this book on the recomendation of my physician. It covers all the questions during your first year with diabetes type 2, and it has served as a convenient, concise reference as i learn to deal with this disease. You owe it to yourself to purchase this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2005

    Best Book On The Subject

    This is the book to read if you're newly diagnosed. Because it is written by a medical writer and a person who actually HAS diabetes, it is easy to understand. Gretchen Becker tells you what to expect and what questions to ask your doctor. We give this book to everyone we encounter who has diabetes!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2005

    GREAT ASSET!!

    This book is a wonderful asset for someone newly diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. My father has been diabetic for 25 years and I was just diagnosed--it is totally different when it is you and the author walks you through the first year step by step. It is easy to read and understand and really helps to put you at ease and let you know you CAN deal with Diabetes and live a normal life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2005

    Prediabetic living with a type 2

    This is a great book. My husband has type 2 and my brother was just diagnosed. The book has answered many questions and provided the impetus to take control of the health issues. Very comprehensive, and in my opinion, the bible for any newly diagnosed type 2, or prediabetic person. I've bought several copies for friends and relatives who have been affected by the epidemic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2003

    The best education in Type 2 Diabetes

    When I need to learn about a topic I go to the library. My research leads me to read many books on the subject. There are usually some duds or outdated books. This book is a standout! The very best of the dozen or so books I have read on Diabetes. I learned more in this book than all the other combined. The author writes from experience and has many ideas on ways to get the best blood sugar control. The other books can stay on the shelf. This is one that I need to buy and own so I can refer back to it again and again. I recommend that anyone with Type 2 diabetes to read this book if you are serious about getting better blood sugar control! Her approach is sypathetic too. It's good to get this information from someone who knows from the inside what you are thinking and feeling. Two chapters standout in my mind. One is about burnout; you have to face diabetes everyday, it doesn't go on vacation. The other is about going to social events and having trouble finding something acceptable to eat. I would think this would be a very good book for diabetes counslors to give to their new patients when first learning of diagnosis of diabetes.

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