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Understanding Type 2 Diabetes

Author: Merlin Thomas
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ISBN: 9781925335552
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The growing epidemic of type 2 diabetes already affects over 1.3 million Australians and twice that number again is at risk of developing the disease in the next 5 to 10 years. Worldwide, the World Health Organization estimates that 346 million people have diabetes, a figure that is expected to double by 2030 without intervention. In this essential resource for any diabetes sufferer, Professor Merlin Thomas from the world-renowned Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute offers clear, effective guidance on how to manage all aspects of the disease. The book examines what diabetes is and how it comes about. It describes the many practical changes you can make to your diet, while also looking at physical activity and the different ways exercise can be used to maintain and improve your health. The book also explores the medical aspects of diabetes care, including the best ways to achieve control of your waistline, blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and how to avoid major complications. Individual chapters look at the effects of diabetes on the heart, vision, feet, kidneys, bladder, mind, mood, sleep and sex - all critically important areas for sufferers wanting to maintain optimum health. Read More

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The prevalence of type 2 diabetes has increased rapidly worldwide over the last couple of decades, due in no small part to insufficient physical exercise and easy access to highly processed foods. First published in 2013, Understanding Type 2 Diabetes has now been revised and updated. In this edited extract from the book, author PROFESSOR MERLIN... Read on >

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