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Understanding Type 2 Diabetes

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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 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.
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Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute is the foremost medical institute in Australia for research into diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Baker IDI's work extends from the laboratory to wide-scale community studies with a focus on diagnosis, prevention and treatment. Professor Merlin Thomas is the Adjunct Professor of Preventive Medicine at Baker IDI. He has published over 180 articles in leading medical journals and his work is supported by The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Diabetes Australia and the National Heart Foundation.


-...clear and effective guidance on how to manage all aspects of diabetes.- - Diabetes Matters ..".clear and effective guidance on how to manage all aspects of diabetes." - Diabetes Matters

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