I discovered a book which I believe you will find useful to read.  It targets and shares the experiences of a newly diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes individual, Gretchen Becker.

After Gretchen Becker was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 1996, she educated herself on every aspect of this chronic condition — by reading medical and scientific books and journals, talking with doctors and listening to her own body. In 2001, she marshaled everything she had learned as a “patient-expert” into the first edition of this book, which she has now completely updated and revised. The First Year®—Type 2 Diabetes uniquely guides you step-by-step through your first year with diabetes, walking you through everything you need to learn and do each day of your first week after diagnosis, each subsequent week of the first month, and each subsequent month of the crucial first year. In clear, concise, accessible language, Becker covers a wide range of practical, medical, and lifestyle issues, beginning with coming to terms with your diagnosis and then moving on to subjects including: Choosing the diet that is best for you The role of exercise Daily blood-glucose testing routines and understanding lab tests Medications and supplements Networking with others Insurance issues Traveling and socializing.

Here are 3 excerpted reviews of her book


1. You won’t regret getting this book!

Gretchen Becker’s “The First Year Type 2 Diabetes” is very well-organized, easy to read, and wonderfully educational. It is organized based on the information you need and the amount of detail you can assimilate — in other words, first things first, with finer points and expanded details later in the book.

2.  Depressing
I am recently diagnosed with Type 2 and this was the 10th book I read on the subject…and the only one that was depressing in tone. The author herself admits in her forward that she has issues with food and it shows – she talks a lot about never eating her favorite things again, which is not the case as long as it’s done in

moderation. I was handling things well until…

3.  This book helps to expand one’s awareness and knowledge of the problems people can encounter when diabetes strikes. Surviving, improving one’s quality and quantity of life are reach able objectives but not realistic unless you first follow the suggestions outlined in this book.

I believe the content is well worth your $12 investment and suggest you check it out.

CLICK on book cover to purchase.

Have a great day.

Theresa Newell

Category: Manage Diabetes

About the Author

Theresa was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes Fall 2009.

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