The Thinking Person's Guide to Diabetes: The Draznin Plan

The Thinking Person's Guide to Diabetes: The Draznin Plan

The Thinking Person's Guide to Diabetes: The Draznin Plan

The Thinking Person's Guide to Diabetes: The Draznin Plan

Synopsis

Based on his successful treatment of thousands of diabetic patients for over 30 years, Dr. Draznin has developed a specific and easy-to-follow plan that combines increased physical activity with critical dietary restrictions. His scientific expertise as one of the nation's leadingdiabetologists shines through in his descriptions of how body weight is regulated and what we can do to impact these regulatory mechanisms. Dr. Draznin's clinical experience is evident in his inclusion of real life cases as well as his emphasis on practical advice.

Excerpt

Not a week passes by without a story about an epidemic of obesity and Type 2 diabetes in the United States. These stories appear regularly either in one of the major national news publications or by being broadcast by one of the television networks. This epidemic is not limited to the U.S. borders; Canada, England, and other industrialized nations are experiencing these same intractable health problems.

This epidemic is real. It is frightening. It has colossal implications for the health of our population and for the health-care system in general. Obesity and Type 2 diabetes are silent killers responsible for the shortened life expectancy of many patients. One of the most important complications of Type 2 diabetes is acceleration and progression of cardiovascular disease, leading to heart attack and stroke. Needless to say, these complications significantly and adversely affect both the life span and quality of life.

At the same time, clinical trials have convincingly demonstrated that Type 2 diabetes can be prevented. Modifications in eating and activity patterns effectively prevented diabetes in almost 60% of [prediabetic] patients. We have also learned that weight reduction helps control blood pressure and cholesterol problems. The old adage about [an ounce of prevention] goes far beyond . . .

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