Winning Your Blood Sugar Battle
How to Prevent and Control Type 2 Diabetes
The time to make lifestyle changes is now!
More than thirty million Americans have diabetes. Another eighty-four million--more than thirty percent of the adult population--have elevated blood sugar levels that put them at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. For most of us, it takes a medical emergency to get us to make vital changes to our eating, exercise habits, and weight control. At that point it is often too little, too late. The terrible reality is that eighty percent of diabetics will die of a heart attack.
But that doesn't have to be you.
In Winning Your Blood Sugar Battle, Dr. Richard Furman shows you the three essential steps to keep your blood sugar under control, whether you have already been diagnosed with diabetes or are at risk. He carefully explains the latest medical literature, offers proven guidelines on what to eat (and what not to eat), and outlines an effective exercise program for keeping your heart healthy.
Richard Furman, MD, FACS, spent more than thirty years as a vascular surgeon. The author of Prescription for Life, Your Cholesterol Matters, and Defeating Dementia, Furman is past president of the North Carolina Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, past president of the North Carolina Surgical Society, and a two-term governor of the American College of Surgeons. He is cofounder of World Medical Mission, the medical arm of Samaritan's Purse, and a member of the board of Samaritan's Purse. He lives in Boone, North Carolina.
Praise for Defeating Dementia
"I had always thought that there was little one could do to prevent or slow the symptoms of Alzheimer's. However, in this amazing book, Defeating Dementia, Dr. Richard Furman explains in an easy to understand and detailed way that there are actually things you can be doing right now to decrease your odds of developing Alzheimer's dementia. This book can change the way you live. It can give you a new hope and practical steps to deal with--and even help prevent--Alzheimer's."--Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and founder of Samaritan's Purse, from the foreword
"While many books have been written about individuals with Alzheimer's, none has so seamlessly connected the disease biology, the patient experience, and the preventative science as Dr. Furman does so skillfully. Dr. Furman's work will serve as the definitive guide on preventative measures to decrease one's chances of developing Alzheimer's dementia."--Senator Bill Frist, nationally recognized heart and lung transplant surgeon, former US Senate majority leader, and chairman of the executive council of Cressey and Company, from the foreword
"Dr. Furman has created a unique book for the public--one that synthesizes decades of research on the prevention and early treatment of dementia into understandable chunks and practical advice. Pairing the science with personal story provides immediacy, underscoring that this advice is not just a good idea, it's crucial and matters now."--Dr. Richard Ackermann, director, Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship, Mercer University School of Medicine; Hospice physician of Mrs. Dell
Praise for Your Cholesterol Matters
"A wealth of knowledge for everyone interested in improving their health. Excellent guidelines with clear understanding."--Tim Edmisten, MD, FACS, past president, North Carolina American College of Surgeons
Praise for Prescription for Life
"Dr. Furman lays out a thorough review of the medical literature, written in layman's terms in such a way that is easily understood. Read it. Apply it. If you are like the majority of Americans, you will become 7-12 years younger physiologically than you presently are chronologically."--Bill Frist, nationally recognized heart and lung transplant surgeon, former US Senate majority leader, and chairman of the executive council of Cressey and Company
"While many respond negatively to the thought of exercising, dieting, and changing their lifestyle, Dr. Furman has managed to take what is threatening and make it thrilling. When you finish this read, you will actually be excited about the possibility of a longer, healthier life."--Dr. David Jeremiah, from the foreword
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