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

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

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The First Year: Type 2 Diabetes: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed by Gretchen Becker, Allison B. Goldfine

The go-to step-by-step guide that walks you through the first days, weeks, and months of your diagnosis–fully revised and updated

Gretchen Becker was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 1996; over the past twenty years, she has educated herself on every aspect of the condition by reading medical texts and journals, talking with doctors, and corresponding with others who have type 2, sharing everything she's learned in a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide. Now in its third edition, The First Year: Type 2 Diabetes takes you through everything you need to learn and do in your first year with diabetes, offering the most up-to-date information on new medications and supplements. In clear and accessible language, Becker covers a wide range of practical, medical, and lifestyle issues, including:

Coming to terms with your diagnosis
Choosing the diet that's best for you
The role of exercise in diabetes management
Daily blood glucose testing routines
Insurance issues
Getting support
And much more

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738218601
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 10/27/2015
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 494,441
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About 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.

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First Year--Type 2 Diabetes: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.