The First Year (Paperback)

Type 2 Diabetes: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

By Gretchen Becker, Allison Goldfine, MD

Da Capo Lifelong Books, 9780738218601, 400pp.

Publication Date: October 27, 2015

List Price: 17.99*
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The go-to step-by-step guide that walks you through the first days, weeks, and months of your diagnosis–fully revised and updated

Gretchen Becker was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 1996; over the past twenty years, she has educated herself on every aspect of the condition by reading medical texts and journals, talking with doctors, and corresponding with others who have type 2, sharing everything she's learned in a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide. Now in its third edition, The First Year: Type 2 Diabetes takes you through everything you need to learn and do in your first year with diabetes, offering the most up-to-date information on new medications and supplements. In clear and accessible language, Becker covers a wide range of practical, medical, and lifestyle issues, including:

Coming to terms with your diagnosis
Choosing the diet that's best for you
The role of exercise in diabetes management
Daily blood glucose testing routines
Insurance issues
Getting support
And much more

About the Author

Gretchen Becker is the author of The First Year: Type 2 Diabetes, Prediabetes, and Stop Diabetes and a freelance editor specializing in science and medicine. She also owns and operates Cranberry Hill Farm in Vermont.

Praise For The First Year: Type 2 Diabetes: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

Brattleboro Reformer, 10/29/15
“The book…explains the science of diabetes in a way that the average patient can understand.”