Imagine controlling, avoiding, reversing! The "health hazard of the 21st century" (World Health Organisation), the disease that afflicts nearly 26 million Americans and is an imminent threat to an additional 80 million adults and children. That's exactly the promise of Reverse Your Diabetes in 12 Weeks by Dr. George Kind, research director and chief science officer at Harvard's Joslin Diabetes Centre, the world's largest and most respected diabetes research centre, synonymous with revolutionising the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diabetes. Based on the most cutting edge research including the ground breaking discovery of brown fat in adults and its role in burning calories and enhancing the effects of the body's own insulin - Reverse Your Diabetes in 12 Weeks translates the latest findings into a plan that will let readers avoid, control, and even reverse type 2 diabetes. The program begins with losing weight and shows why losing only 5% of body weight makes a life changing difference, It explains how a good's night sleep can significantly lower blood glucose levels (and why sleep deprivation works in reverse).
It disentangles the carbohydrate confusion, reveals how to decrease the body's inflammatory response, and explains the importance of moderate exercise. There are eight strategies in all - if you implement only one, your type 2 diabetes will improve. Pursue all eight of them, and you can stop type 2 diabetes in its tracks. You can even reverse it - effectively resetting your body's glucose metabolism for a long, healthy life.
George King, M.D., is research director and chief scientific officer at the Joslin Diabetes Center. One of the world's most sought-after speakers on diabetes and diabetes-related issues, Dr. King is on the road for roughly half of every year speaking to medical conferences, professional associations, and patient groups, including American Diabetes Association gatherings and National Institutes of Health workshops. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Royce Flippin is a health and medical writer whose articles have appeared in The New Republic, Men's Journal, and numerous other publications.