Type 2 Diabetes in Adults of All Ages

Class Publishing

If you have recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you will need to make some changes in your life that seem unwelcome and unnecessary. There is a wide range of treatments for this form of diabetes, from dietary adjustment and increased activity through to tablets and the use of insulin. Each new stage can lead to anxiety and a feeling that you are not in control.

The best way to deal with diabetes is to develop a thorough understanding of the condition and how it affects you personally. This comprehensive reference book will provide you with all the information you need to put you in the driving seat so you can cope with any eventuality you may encounter.

Controlling your diabetes is the key to avoiding long-term health problems. If you can follow a healthy diet, control your weight and understand your medications you can look forward to good health and well-being for many years to come!

With this practical book you can take control of your health in the best way possible, because the greatest expert on your diabetes should be you.

1 Introduction

2 Getting to grips with diabetes

3 Caring for your own diabetes

4 Diabetes: some background

5 How your body works

6 Regulation of blood glucose

7 High blood glucose levels

8 Nutrition

9 Weight control

10 Exercise

11 Monitoring

12 Glycosolated haemoglobin (HbA1c)

13 Tablets for lowering blood sugar

14 Insulin treatment

15 Administering Insulin

16 Changing insulin requirements

17 Side effects and problems with insulin treatment

18 Hypoglycaemia

19 Treating hypoglycaemia

20 Stress

21 Coping with sickness

22 Type 2 diabetes and younger people

23 Smoking

24 Alcohol and other substances

25 Sexual problems and Type 2 diabetes

26 Pregnancy and diabetes

27 Social and employment issues

28 Travelling with diabetes

29 Psychological aspects of Type 2 diabetes

30 Complications of the cardiovascular system

31 Microvascular complications

32 Problems with feet

33 Associated diseases

34 Diabetes in later life

35 Support and information

36 Outcome studies in Type 2 diabetes

37 Research and new developments

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