Get Tough With Type 2 Diabetes

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Publication Date: 27 April 2018

Get Tough with Type 2 is a cutting-edge yet practical guide for newly-diagnosed and established type 2 diabetes patients and their families, by one of the UK’s leading diabetes physicians. It discusses ideas that have emerged over the past 20 years about the fundamental problems that cause Type 2, many of which may be unfamiliar to non-specialist healthcare professionals as well as patients:

  • The primary problem is not blood glucose but fat in the wrong organs (liver and pancreas) from starchy carb consumption
  • High blood glucose levels occur late in the course of Type 2 – the metabolic syndrome, with hypertension and abnormal cholesterol levels, often exists years before Type 2 diagnosis
  • The Newcastle-type ultra-low-calorie diet can re-set the metabolism and even reverse Type 2
  • The Mediterranean approach to diet can significantly reduce cardiovascular risk
  • Managing cholesterol and blood pressure problems is at least as important as blood glucose levels
  • Minimising medication while overcoming complications is desirable and possible
  • Diabetes is closely related to depression, and other psychological issues including ‘diabetic distress’ and ‘diabetic burnout’.

Armed with this new information and the results of important clinical trials, it is more possible than ever before to Get Tough with Type 2 without the need for progressively more and more blood glucose-lowering medication.

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Understanding Type 2 ¨ Diagnosing diabetes ¨ Pre-diabetes and the metabolic syndrome ¨ Is Type 2 potentially reversible? ¨Taking control of calories ¨ ‘Superfoods’ and nutraceuticals ¨ Keeping your medication to a minimum ¨ Activity and exercise ¨ Looking after your heart and arteries ¨ Blood pressure and cholesterol ¨ Avoiding eye, kidney and nerve complications ¨ Diabetes and older people ¨ Psychology and Type 2 diabetes

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About the Author

Dr David Levy was Consultant Physician in the Gillian Hanson Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology, Whipps Cross University Hospital, London, UK and Hon Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London, UK, until December 2014. He remains in active clinical practice, specialising in diabetes and endocrinology, and is the author of many books for healthcare professionals, including Practical Diabetes Care (4th edition, 2018), Type 1 Diabetes (2nd edition, 2017); The Hands-on guide to Diabetes Care in Hospital (2016), reflecting his interest in all aspects of clinical diabetes care.

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