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Book Review: The First Year: Type 2 Diabetes: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed, by Gretchen Becker

Updated on November 26, 2012

One of the best books for a newly diagnosed diabetic is Gretchen Becker’s book The First Year: Type 2 Diabetes: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed. When you receive that diagnoses—Diabetic Type 2—you are so confused and lack information; and not sure what to do but you do know your whole life will change. The best thing is to start reading to gain knowledge and gain guidance.

In her book Gretchen Becker covers everything you could or will go through in your first year as a diabetic. This is a very practical guide that will take you through each day of the first week, each week of the first month, then monthly through the rest of the year. The book starts with the amount of information and detail you can assimilate and expands in detail and information the farther in the book you read. Laid out in a non-overwhelming manner Gretchen’s book is easy to digest and understand.

After Gretchen Becker was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 1996, and with a background as a biologist, she set out to educate herself on every aspect of type 2 diabetes. Becoming a patient-expert Gretchen compiled what she had learned and put it in a book; The First Year: Type 2 Diabetes: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed.

In clear easy to understand language, Gretchen presents a comprehensive coverage of type 2 diabetes in her book with a wide range of topics; covering life style, medical, and practical issues. She explains things in a way that is easy to understand so that you gain a better understanding of type 2 diabetes, where it came from, and more insight about your body and how to work with it. This book is a great help to those newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and will be referenced often.

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