American Medical Association Guide to Living with Diabetes : Authoritative and up-to-date, this comprehensive resource explains what type 2 diabetes is, describes its risk factors, and offers practical strategies for preventing it, primarily by losing weight, improving your diet, and reaching and maintaining a healthy weight. This book gives you the inspiration you need to get on the road to improving your health and fitness while guiding you along the way. If you are living with diabetes, this book offers in-depth explanations of the recommended lifestyle changes that can help you manage the disease and stresses the importance of rigorous testing and control of your blood sugar to avoid complications. You will learn about the available medications for treating diabetes and about alternative and complementary therapies. The book is complete with sections on gestational diabetes and the increasing threat that type 2 diabetes poses to at-risk children. This essential guidebook gives you and your family the tools you need to prevent or effectively manage type 2 diabetes, take control of your health, and live well.
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