The huge and growing problem of type 2 diabetes already affects 10-20% of the population. Millions more are in the early stage of the disease (a condition called prediabetes) or are at high risk of developing it within five years. This book is designed to be a resource for people diagnosed with either diabetes or prediabetes.
Though there is a lot of information and advice about living with diabetes, there is very little information about how to minimize the risk of health complications or, more importantly, how to get rid of it for good. This single, reliable, evidence-based, high-quality resource includes everything there is to know about beating type 2 diabetes.
Beginning with a description of what type 2 diabetes is, how the condition is diagnosed, how it is treated, and how the condition is monitored and managed, the reader will gain a better understanding of the causes of type 2 diabetes, what the risk factors are, and why it is linked so strongly to being overweight or obese. Understanding type 2 diabetes means the reader is now equipped to reverse the diagnosis.
To help the reader beat type 2 diabetes, the author provides an effective weight-loss plan. This plan uses sensible, varied, non-extreme dieting combined with enjoyable and exhilarating (but not exhausting!) exercise that should kick diabetes into remission and improve overall health. The great thing about the diet part of the plan is that it does not require sticking with the same boring diet for week after week. Instead, the reader can use a variety of different, but equally effective, diets which can be changed weekly.
With this book, the reader can reverse their diagnosis and beat type 2 diabetes for good!
Michael Gleeson is emeritus professor of Exercise Biochemistry in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University (UK). He is a world authority on exercise biochemistry, immunology, and nutrition and has published over 250 scientific papers, 30 book chapters, and has co-authored textbooks on exercise metabolism, exercise immunology, and sport nutrition. He is a former president of the International Society of Exercise and Immunology and a Fellow of the European College of Sport Science and the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. He has been a member of several IOC expert groups and contributed to scientific consensus papers on the overtraining syndrome, training load and illness/injury risk, sport nutrition, immuno-nutrition, and exercise and immune function. He has provided advice on minimizing risks of infection and nutritional strategies to improve performance for numerous professional sports clubs and organizations, including the English Institute of Sport and several English premier league soccer clubs.
Following his retirement in 2016 at the age of 60, he has turned his attention to how ordinary people can achieve optimal health and live healthier for longer, writing his first solo book, Eat, Move, Sleep, Repeat, in 2019. Michael lives in Burbage, Leicestershire, with his wife, Laura.
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