Diagnosed with type-2 diabetes in 1996, Gretchen Becker educated herself on every aspect of this chronic condition - by reading medical books, talking with doctors, listening to her own body and using the Internet to communicate daily with other people with diabetes. Now, as a patient-expert, she guides all those newly diagnosed through everything they need to learn and do in the crucial first year after diagnosis. Hers is a step-by-step approach, first a day at a time - each day of the first week - then a week at a time - each week of the first month - and then a month at a time - each month for the 11 months of year one. This guide, a full and in-depth look at all aspects of the condition that untangles and clarifies, simplifies but never patronizes, offers a wider approach than any so far adhered to by doctors. It answers all the myriad questions that assail the newly diagnosed: how best to adjust your social life to cope with daily maintenance? How to make sense of the complicated terminology about measurement of blood-glucose levels? How to build self-knowledge and confidence? How, crucially, best to adjust to life with diabetes.
This reliable, empathetic, up-to-date handbook should be a life-enhancing lifesaver for all type-2 diabetics.
The most practical and useful guide to diabetes that I have ever seen. Gretchen Becker understands how diabetes feels and what diabetics need to know. * Richard Podell, Clinical Professor, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Medical School *
Series: The First Year
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 26th February 2004
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.05 x 12.7
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1