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

Book Description

Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases in the world; the American Diabetes Association reports that 1.7 million new diagnoses are made each year. After her own diagnosis, Gretchen Becker became a "patient-expert," educating herself on every aspect of type 2 diabetes and eventually compiling everything she had learned into this step-by-step guidebook for others. Now in its third edition, The First Year: Type 2 Diabetes takes you through everything you need to know and do in your first year with diabetes. In clear and accessible language, Becker covers a wide range of practical, medical,and lifestyle issues, from coming to terms with your diagnosis to diet and exercise, testing routines, insurance issues, and the most up-to-date information on new medications and supplements.

Table of Contents

  1. FOREWORD BY ALLISON B. GOLDFINE, MD
  2. PREFACE
  3. INTRODUCTION
  4. DAY 1
  5. Living: It’s Not Your Fault
  6. Learning: What Is Diabetes?
  7. DAY 2
  8. Living: Is It All a Mistake?
  9. Learning: Measuring Your Blood Glucose Levels
  10. DAY 3
  11. Living: How Do I Tell My Friends and Colleagues?
  12. Learning: How Does Food Affect My Blood Sugar?
  13. DAY 4
  14. Living: Networking with Others
  15. Learning: What Is a Diabetic Diet?
  16. DAY 5
  17. Living: It’s Time to Get Moving
  18. Learning: Understanding Lab Tests for Diabetes
  19. DAY 6
  20. Living: Will Diabetes Disable Me?
  21. Learning: Frequently Asked Questions
  22. DAY 7
  23. Living: Breaking Bread
  24. Learning: Stress and Blood Glucose Levels
  25. WEEK 2
  26. Living: You’re Chairman of the Board
  27. Learning: Guarding Your Beta Cells
  28. WEEK 3
  29. Living: Paying the Bills
  30. Learning: Diabetes Drugs
  31. WEEK 4
  32. Living: Depression
  33. Learning: What Treatment Should I Get?
  34. MONTH 2
  35. Living: Diabetes ABCs
  36. Learning: Types of Diabetes
  37. MONTH 3
  38. Living: Will Supplements Help My Diabetes?
  39. Learning: Learning More About Testing: Blood Glucose Meters
  40. MONTH 4
  41. Living: Should I Take Vitamins and Minerals?
  42. Learning: How About Herbs and Stuff?
  43. MONTH 5
  44. Living: Using Insulin
  45. Learning: How Does Insulin Work?
  46. MONTH 6
  47. Living: Eating Out and Traveling
  48. Learning: Metabolic Syndrome
  49. MONTH 7
  50. Living: Taking Stock
  51. Learning: What Causes Diabetes?
  52. MONTH 8
  53. Living: Losing Weight
  54. Learning: Understanding Exercise
  55. MONTH 9
  56. Living: Tracking Your Progress
  57. Learning: Estimating Your Personal Glycemic Index Values
  58. MONTH 10
  59. Living: Complications
  60. Learning: Diet Wars: Getting Beyond the Hype
  61. MONTH 11
  62. Living: Burnout
  63. Learning: Diet Wars: Finding What Works for You
  64. MONTH 12
  65. Living: Finding More Resources
  66. Learning: Searching the Internet for Diabetes Information, by David Mendosa
  67. APPENDIX 1: LEARNING MORE ABOUT TESTING: HEMOGLOBIN A1C, FRUCTOSAMINE, AND ANHYDROGLUCITOL
  68. APPENDIX 2: HOW DID DIABETIC DIET RECOMMENDATIONS EVOLVE?
  69. GLOSSARY
  70. FOR FURTHER READING
  71. RESOURCES
  72. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  73. INDEX