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Author Thomas, Merlin C., author

Title Understanding type 2 diabetes : fewer highs, fewer lows, better health / Professor Merlin Thomas
Published Wollobi, NSW ; Auckland, New Zealand : Exisle Publishing, 2013
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Contents Cover; Copyright page; Title Page; Contents; Introduction; 1. What is diabetes?; Understand; Manage; Diabetes and glucose control; The consequences of high glucose levels; Glucose monitoring using HbA1c; Monitoring using blood glucose levels; 2. Why did it happen to me?; Understand; Manage; What causes type 2 diabetes?; Type 2 diabetes: three strikes and you're out; 3. A spoon less of sugar; Understand; Manage; Low carbohydrate diets; Carb counting; Sweeteners and sugar substitutes; The glycaemic index; High fibre diets; 4. Waist management; Understand; Manage; Weight loss diets
10. Diabetes in my heartUnderstand; Manage; What causes heart attacks?; What is your risk of a heart attack?; How to prevent heart attacks; Don't ignore the symptoms; Heart failure and diabetes; Your heart will go on; 11. Diabetes in my sight; Understand; Manage; How does diabetes affect your eyes?; Preventing eye damage in diabetes; 12. Diabetes on my feet; Understand; Manage; Why does diabetes damage your feet?; What should you do to protect your feet?; How are foot ulcers treated?; 13. Diabetes in my kidneys; Understand; Manage; How does kidney damage affect your health?
How is kidney disease detected?How is kidney disease prevented and treated?; 14. Diabetes in my bladder; Understand; Manage; About the bladder; What does diabetes do to the bladder?; What can be done about bladder problems?; Diabetes and the prostate; 15. Diabetes on my mind; Understand; Manage; What are strokes and how do you avoid them?; What is dementia? How do you keep your mind sharp?; 16. Diabetes on my mood; Understand; Manage; Stress and its effect on diabetes; Depression and diabetes; 17. Diabetes in my sleep; Understand; Manage; What is sleep?
Meal replacementsChanging eating behaviours; Setting weight loss goals; Other options for management of the extremely overweight; 5. Get physical; Understand; Manage; Why do fit people survive?; Increasing your daily activity; Aerobic exercise; Anaerobic exercise; Starting an exercise program; Support is out there -- get help; 6. Diabetes pills and injections; Understand; Manage; Metformin; Sulphonylureas; Meglitinides; Glitazones; Incretin agonists; DPP-4 inhibitors; Acarbose; SGLT2 inhibition; Insulin; Complementary therapies; 7. Swing low; Understand; Manage
What happens when glucose levels fall too low?What triggers a hypo?; Diabetes and driving; How do you treat hypoglycaemia?; 8. Under pressure; Understand; Manage; What is blood pressure?; How is blood pressure measured?; How high is high -- what is hypertension?; Reducing your blood pressure -- diet and lifestyle; Medications to lower blood pressure; All together now; 9. Eschew the fat; Understand; Manage; Why is LDL cholesterol important?; How can you lower LDL cholesterol?; What is good cholesterol and how can you get more?; What are triglycerides doing in your blood?
Summary "In New Zealand Type 2 diabetes is increasing rapidly and in some regions is considered to have reached epidemic proportions. Worldwide, the World Health Organization estimates that 346 million people have diabetes, a figure that is expected to double by 2030 without intervention. Understanding type 2 diabetes is the 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 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." --Publisher's information
Notes Archived by the National Library of New Zealand in ePub. Nz
Hypertext links contained in the archived instances of this title are non-functional. Nz
Published in New Zealand
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Diabetes -- New Zealand.
Non-insulin-dependent diabetes.
Form Electronic book
Author Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute.
ISBN 177559047X
9781775590477 (ePub)
9781775590484 (Kindle)
9781775590491 (PDF)
9781775590507 (Apple optimised ePub)