The Canadian Type 2 Diabetes Sourcebook

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John Wiley & Sons, May 11, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 384 pages
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The Most Trustworthy Source for Canadians with Type 2 Diabetes

Trusted by Canadian doctors and patients for over ten years, The Canadian Type 2 Diabetes Sourcebook is the only medically researched guidebook that allows you to learn about diabetes directly from the experts. This one-stop resource provides everything you need to know about managing Type 2 diabetes, creating the best health care team for you, and understanding the latest medical advice. Updated and aligned with the most recent clinical guidelines, this new edition covers the most up-to-date medications, lifestyle recommendations, and treatment options, with entirely new information about pediatric Type 2 diabetes.


  • Diabetes basics-the what, who, and why
  • Creating your diabetes health care team
  • Testing your blood sugar and managing the highs and lows
  • What to eat and how to maintain a healthy diet, including low glycemic eating
  • The role of active living
  • Diabetes medications (revised and updated to reflect the latest Canadian clinical guidelines)
  • Special circumstances and risk factors: pregnancy and fertility, menopause, aging, and obesity
  • The unique challenges faced by Aboriginal Canadians
  • Complications and how to prevent them: heart disease, nerve damage, vision problems, kidney damage, circulatory problems, and more
  • A comprehensive list of resources to help you along every step of the way
  • All new information about pediatric Type 2 diabetes

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About the author (2009)

Dr. M. Sara Rosenthal is a bioethicist and medical sociologist who is a pioneer in consumer health writing. Dr. Rosenthal has written over 30 widely recommended health books on topics that include diabetes, thyroid disease, and a range of women's health issues. Dr. Rosenthal received her master's and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto's Joint Centre for Bioethics, and she is currently Director, University of Kentucky Program for Bioethics.

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