Understanding Type 2 Diabetes by Merlin Thomas
Make managing diabetes easier with Understanding Type 2 Diabetes, a fabulous new book from Professor Merlin Thomas from the Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute.
Type 2 diabetes is a growing epidemic affecting over 1.3 million Australians and it's thought that twice that number of people are at risk of developing the disease in the next 5-10 years. Type 2 diabetes is a progressive disease where the body becomes resistant to insulin, needing more and more but the pancreas gradually loses the capacity to produce enough insulin for our needs.
Type 2 diabetes has genetic links and risk factors. Understanding Type 2 Diabetes explains what diabetes is and how it occurs, expanding to the physical effects of diabetes on the rest of the body such as your kidneys, heart, eyes and feet as well as your libido and the emotional effects on your mind and mood. An essential resource, Understanding Type 2 Diabetes can help you with practical changes to your diet and exercise, including how to control your waistline, blood pressure and cholesterol to avoid complications and maintain your health, allowing you to live a full and healthy life.
Paperback, 288 pages