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