Type 2 Diabetes in Adults of All Ages - eBook
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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.
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
9 Weight control
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
19 Treating hypoglycaemia
21 Coping with sickness
22 Type 2 diabetes and younger people
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