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, MD, a world-renowned diabetes researcher, is Research Director and Chief Scientific Officer at the world-famous Joslin Diabetes Center. He also heads the Vascular Cell Biology research section and is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. In his scientific leadership role at Joslin, Dr. King spends much of his time educating the professional and lay public on the latest advances in diabetes treatment and research, and has also been working to enhance access to diabetes care among different ethnic groups. He founded the Asian American Diabetes Initiative at Joslin, and has been a strong supporter of the center's Latino Diabetes Initiative and of Joslin's new Black Diabetes Initiative.