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Understanding Type 2 Diabetes (Empower)

Understanding Type 2 Diabetes (Empower)
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Professor Merlin Thomas

Understanding Type 2 Diabetes (Empower)

Fewer Highs, Fewer Lows, Better Health

Professor Merlin Thomas


The growing epidemic of type 2 diabetes already affects over 1.3 million Australians and twice that number again is at risk of developing the disease in the next 5 to 10 years. Worldwide, the World Health Organization estimates that 346 million people have diabetes, a figure that is expected to double by 2030 without intervention. In this essential resource for any diabetes sufferer, Professor Merlin Thomas from the world-renowned Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute offers clear, effective guidance on how to manage all aspects of the disease. The book examines what diabetes is and how it comes about. It describes the many practical changes you can make to your diet, while also looking at physical activity and the different ways exercise can be used to maintain and improve your health. The book also explores the medical aspects of diabetes care, including the best ways to achieve control of your waistline, blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and how to avoid major complications. Individual chapters look at the effects of diabetes on the heart, vision, feet, kidneys, bladder, mind, mood, sleep and sex — all critically important areas for sufferers wanting to maintain optimum health.

Professor Merlin Thomas is a clinician scientist from Melbourne, Australia. He works extensively with patients with diabetes and their doctors, as well as performing research in experimental models of diabetes and its complications. His research aims to identify new targets and advance new treatments to prevent, reverse and retard the development and progression of diabetic complications. His work on diabetic complications has received both local and international recognition. He has written over two hundred and seventy papers, book chapters and books on diabetes management. He is also a consummate storyteller, speaker and communicator on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment aspects of preventive health.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 198 x 129 mm | 336 Pages | 


In The Good Books, April 2017

"This book is great for carers, health professionals, and diabetics, whether long-term or recently diagnosed. "


Diabetic Living, July 2017 Issue

"reduce your stroke risk, get clued in about the connection between type 2 and stroke"Click here to read.

Good Reading, June 2017

"PROFESSOR MERLIN THOMAS outlines how long periods of inactivity, even if bookended by exercise at the start and end of the day, can significantly increase your chances of developing diabetes" - click here to read.

The West Australian, Health and Medicine, March 2017

"it was never too late to make positive changes, for type 2 diabetics " - Professor Thomas interviewed for a diabetes special feature. Click here to read in full.