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Notice to listeners: The information contained within this book serves to give a deeper understanding of diabetes and its implications. The scope of diabetes is vast and thus any information source cannot be universal for all diabetics. The best source of custom information for person X will always be person X's doctor.
This diabetes handbook dives deep into the true understanding of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. If you are a diabetic, or you have a loved one who is, this book is a must. It covers everything there is to know about diabetes, from questions like, 'What is diabetes?', 'How does a diabetic properly care for their feet?', 'As a diabetic, how do I minimize complications?' and 'What is a recommended diet for the diabetic?'
The diagnosis of diabetes can be confusing and cause a number of questions and complications. Unfortunately, diabetes can be fatal if not treated properly. Therefore, it is crucial to understand this condition so you can care for yourself upon diagnosis. When a person has diabetes, their body does one of two things. Either insulin is not produced in the amount the body needs or the body's cells have created sensitivity to insulin, thus preventing it from binding. Both of these situations cause the body's blood sugar levels to peak dangerously. One reaction, which is felt immediately by someone with diabetes, is exhaustion from not receiving adequate fuel. Diabetes can wreak havoc on your body, especially during periods in which the diabetes is not under control. Therefore, it is important that you understand what diabetes is, how to manage it, and how to keep away from serious complications.
When your bloodstream has an excessive amount of glucose flowing throughout your bloodstream, this can lead to diabetes. A diagnosis of diabetes introduces the importance of managing your levels of glucose or your levels of blood sugar.
Both types of diabetes sufferers need to monitor their glucose levels regularly each day. A diabetic with Type 1 needs to consider the fact that his or her body may not make any insulin to control the blood sugar level. A Type 2 diabetic needs to pay attention to foods eaten, as that may cause a spike in glucose levels. This spike may be above the amount of insulin secreted by the pancreas that can be processed. Diabetes can be controlled, and this book will explain how.
©2012 JK Publishing II (P)2012 JK Publishing II
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