Winning Your Blood Sugar Battle: How to Prevent and Control Type 2 Diabetes

Winning Your Blood Sugar Battle: How to Prevent and Control Type 2 Diabetes

by Richard MD Furman


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As of 2017, more than 30 million Americans have diabetes. Another 84 million—more than 30% of the adult population—have elevated blood sugar levels that put them at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. For most of us, it takes a medical emergency to get us to make vital changes to our eating, exercise habits, and weight control. At that point it is often too little, too late. The unfortunate reality is that 80% of diabetics will die of a heart attack. This book is the trigger for you to make lifestyle changes before any medical emergency ever occurs.

In Winning Your Blood Sugar Battle, Dr. Richard Furman shows you the three essential steps to take in order to defeat diabetes before it defeats you. He carefully explains the latest medical literature, offers proven guidelines on what to eat (and what not to eat), and outlines an effective exercise program for keeping the heart healthy.

Anyone who is diabetic, prediabetic, or overweight, as well as the loved one or caregiver who wants specific directions for supporting the diabetic in their life as they make vital lifestyle changes, will find this book a lifeline.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800728069
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/02/2019
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,187,465
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Richard Furman, MD, FACS, spent more than thirty years as a vascular surgeon. The author of Prescription for Life, Your Cholesterol Matters, and Defeating Dementia, Furman is past president of the North Carolina Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, past president of the North Carolina Surgical Society, and a two-term governor of the American College of Surgeons. He is cofounder of World Medical Mission, the medical arm of Samaritan's Purse, and a member of the board of Samaritan's Purse. He lives in Boone, North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Part 1 Understanding Diabetes

1 The Diabetes Problem 13

2 Understanding Diabetes 19

3 Medicine vs. Lifestyle Change 31

4 Understanding Insulin Resistance 39

5 Diabetes and Your Heart 49

6 Diabetes and Your Brain 59

7 The Midlife Years 73

Part 2 Defeating Diabetes: Lifestyle Choices for Your Health

8 Habits 81

9 Exercise 99

10 What Should You Eat? 117

11 The Importance of Ideal Weight 143

Conclusion 175

Afterword 185

Medical References 189

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