Must Know Info
Type 2 diabetes is very serious. Anyone who tells you otherwise is poorly informed. Successfully managing type 2 diabetes requires nearly constant attention and effort to avoid complications. Successfully managing diabetes also requires knowledge of the disease. Knowing what to do and what to avoid in order to keep blood glucose levels in check, and knowing how to take care of your feet and what to do if you have an unusually high or low blood glucose reading are just several of the things essential to know.
In fact, there is so much for the newly diagnosed patient to learn, it is recommended that all patients newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes receive 10 hours of education within the first year of diagnosis. This is the amount of training generally considered necessary to be adequately prepared to take manage diabetes.
My book explains in detail the sequence of events that most likely led to the development of your type 2 diabetes as well as the two most important things you can do to successfully treat it. Although I discuss other aspects of diabetes care, such as blood glucose monitoring, medications, nutrition, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and foot care, you will quickly see that the main thrust of the book is on how weight loss (actually fat loss), and the appropriate type and amount of exercise can so positively impact type 2 diabetes.