The Complete Idiot's Guide to Type 2 Diabetes

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Alpha Books, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 364 pages
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The most complete book on the epidemic of Type 2 Diabetes.

Over the next decade, the number of diagnosed diabetes cases worldwide is expected to exceed 220 million, 90-95% of which will be Type 2 Diabetes. Here is a guide that answers all the questions patients have: What is it? How will it affect my life? What do I need to do? It teaches readers how to manage the disease and live a healthy, normal life.
-More than 18 million Americans have diabetes
-The number of U.S. adults with diagnosed diabetes has increased 61% since 1991, and will more than double by 2050
-1 in 5 people over the age of 65 has diabetes, indicating that the disease indirectly affects many people in care-giving roles
-Diabetes is one of our health care systemÂ's mo
st expensive diseases, costing the nation nearly $132 billion each year
z -Lead author is a Harvard-educated endocrinologist, current editor-in-chief of Diabetes Care, and a former president of the American Diabetes Association

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About the author (2005)

Mayer Davidson, M.D., is a professor of medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine and director of the Clinical Trials Unit at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science in Los Angeles. Debra L. Gordon is an award-winning journalist who has been writing about health and health care for more than 15 years.

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