Your Guide to Understanding and Dealing with Type 2 Diabetes

What You Need to Know

  • Imprint: Vie
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • Price: £8.99
  • Publication date: 11 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9781849535427

About the book

There are currently over 3.2 million people with diabetes in the UK, or 6 per cent of the adult population, and 85–90 per cent of these sufferers have type 2.

Diabetes mellitus is a disorder where the body doesn’t produce enough insulin, or doesn’t react properly to the insulin it produces, causing a build-up of glucose in the blood. Type 2 diabetes often smoulders on for a long time before it is recognised and diagnosed – it is believed that there are hundreds of thousands of undiagnosed cases in the UK.

This book gives the basic information needed to understand what type 2 diabetes is, how to recognise it, and, most essentially, how to manage it, including details on:

  • The symptoms of type 2 diabetes
  • Risk factors for type 2 diabetes and how to reduce those risks
  • The various medicinal treatments and support available
  • Changes to daily routines, diet, exercise and attitude that can improve life with type 2 diabetes.

About the author

Dr Keith Souter is an established medical writer and Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners. He is the author of 50 Things You Can Do Today to Manage Back Pain, Understanding and Dealing with Stroke, Understanding and Dealing with Depression and Understanding and Dealing with Heart Disease.