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The go-to step-by-step guide that walks you through the first days, weeks, and months of your diagnosis–fully revised and updated

Gretchen Becker was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 1996; over the past twenty years, she has educated herself on every aspect of the condition by reading medical texts and journals, talking with doctors, and corresponding with others who have type 2, sharing everything she''s learned in a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide. Now in its third edition, The First Year: Type 2 Diabetes takes you through everything you need to learn and do in your first year with diabetes, offering the most up-to-date information on new medications and supplements. In clear and accessible language, Becker covers a wide range of practical, medical, and lifestyle issues, including:

Coming to terms with your diagnosis
Choosing the diet that''s best for you
The role of exercise in diabetes management
Daily blood glucose testing routines
Insurance issues
Getting support
And much more

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Brattleboro Reformer, 10/29/15
“The book…explains the science of diabetes in a way that the average patient can understand.”

About the Author

Gretchen Becker is the author of The First Year: Type 2 Diabetes, Prediabetes, and Stop Diabetes and a freelance editor specializing in science and medicine. She also owns and operates Cranberry Hill Farm in Vermont.

www.gretchenbecker.com

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teejay
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Lost Without It
Reviewed in the United States on December 2, 2016
Really helped me. Wish I had had it the first day I got diagnosed. Wish it had more info about what to eat. Author just kind of pushes off the responsibility and tells you to go research other diets. Wish those were actually contained in here, because that is my biggest... See more
Really helped me. Wish I had had it the first day I got diagnosed. Wish it had more info about what to eat. Author just kind of pushes off the responsibility and tells you to go research other diets. Wish those were actually contained in here, because that is my biggest question right now is what do I eat. Still though, this book made me feel a lot better. Even though some of the info was basic, it was good reinforcement and explained it in a really easy to understand way. I also liked the affirmation of her saying you''re not a bad person if you got this disease. I REALLY needed to hear the stuff in this book.
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Definitely worth reading
Reviewed in the United States on August 1, 2017
Not my absolute favorite on the topic, but very high on my list of 20+ books I''ve read/examined. (I gave myself permission to set aside or return to the library the ones that annoyed me early on.) It''s a lot to absorb -- but so is prediabetes/type 2 diabetes a lot to deal... See more
Not my absolute favorite on the topic, but very high on my list of 20+ books I''ve read/examined. (I gave myself permission to set aside or return to the library the ones that annoyed me early on.) It''s a lot to absorb -- but so is prediabetes/type 2 diabetes a lot to deal with.
This is good and thorough and reflects both the excellent writing of an experienced medical/technical writer and the personal touch of a type 2 diabetes patient.
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Michelle
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Best place to start
Reviewed in the United States on September 2, 2020
My husband has Type 2 Diabetes, almost lost him with in the first 2 weeks of being diagnosed, but thankfully he has been given a chance to turn things around. There is a enormous amount of things to learn, to understand, to change, to do. This book has been a great help.... See more
My husband has Type 2 Diabetes, almost lost him with in the first 2 weeks of being diagnosed, but thankfully he has been given a chance to turn things around. There is a enormous amount of things to learn, to understand, to change, to do. This book has been a great help. Well written, easy reading, relatable situations, better understanding of what to expect, just page after page of unjudgmental help, it is a valuable aid for the person who has diabetes and for people that care about them.
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JBS
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Great Newly Diagnosed Diabetic Book
Reviewed in the United States on February 16, 2016
This book was very helpful for me, a newly diagnosed type 2 diabetic. There are 3 sides of the diabetes spectrum: On one end, once a diabetic 2 you will always be a diabetic. Then on the other end, if it is caught early it can be reversed. Then the middle, you will always... See more
This book was very helpful for me, a newly diagnosed type 2 diabetic. There are 3 sides of the diabetes spectrum: On one end, once a diabetic 2 you will always be a diabetic. Then on the other end, if it is caught early it can be reversed. Then the middle, you will always be diabetic but you can get your glucose levels in the normal range with diet only, but eventually you might need medicine. This book is more on the once diabetic always diabetic side, which is not what I wanted to hear, but I needed to hear both sides of the spectrum and in between to come up with my own plan of action and what I believed was the truth. I needed to hear the truth, the good, the bad, and the ugly, and this book did that for me. The book is comprehensive and easy to understand in everyday language. I highly recommend starting with this book if you are a new diabetic, and even if you have been one for awhile it is a great refresher course with updated information! And what do I believe is the truth? Each one of us are different, you have to figure out that for yourself, research, dig. I believe Type 2 can be put in remission if caught early sometimes, but you will always have the chance that it can come back if you don''t take care of yourself or if your beta cells give out completely and you become Type one. Never allow anyone to tell you that you can''t do this! Just turn around and say "Watch Me"!!!!
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Dean G. Thomas
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A Great Starting Place for Type 2 Folks
Reviewed in the United States on August 28, 2007
Many of the reviews written here diss this book for not covering this or that, especially the emotional rollercoaster that can attend this or any other lifestyle changing condition. The "negatives" can also be interpretted as "matter-of-fact". She does not talk about how to... See more
Many of the reviews written here diss this book for not covering this or that, especially the emotional rollercoaster that can attend this or any other lifestyle changing condition. The "negatives" can also be interpretted as "matter-of-fact". She does not talk about how to get rid of the condition, but neither does she bring false hope that all of us who are type 2 diabetics can somehow be cured. It''s true that some can control the condition with diet and that some who lose enough weight and are careful can reverse the diagnosis. It''s not the norm, however. Most will live with diabetes and all of its possibilities, some controlling their levels with diet and pills, some with diet and insulin injections. Some will never be able to control it; some will not be willing to try. The author is not trying to bring doom and gloom or to touch every single variation on the theme. It is a refreshing dose of reality in fairly concise language.

The two most important statements in the book are that I am in charge of my health care and that if I am a smoker, one of the simplest and best ways to help my treatment is to stop smoking. Taking charge of my health care made a monumental change in the level of attention that I received from my physicians and the quality of information that I received. I was suddenly treated with much more respect, and as more of a participant rather than a mere receiver of instructions to be blindly followed. My appointments changed from 8 minute data sessions to 30-45 minute discussions of how things worked and what could be tweaked to make things work better. Very important change in relationship with my main doc; it was good before, but now is great!

Also remember that this is an INTRODUCTION to this condition, not the be-all and end-all of information. It helps the reader to formulate good questions to bring to their physicians and other members of their health-care team--questions that might otherwise go unasked and thus unanswered. Most of us are not well enough informed about this or any other subject when we first start learning about it.

I''ve purchased three of these and given two of them away to newly diagnosed folks who have thanked me profusely for the great info that they''ve received and the hope that this book brings. It is a reality check that shares both benefits from good self-care and dangers from ignorance and neglect with this thing called type 2 diabetes. Lots of folks saw the horror stories, some folks saw the offer of light at the end of the tunnel. Look for the light. It''s in there!
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Roz B.
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Nothing new under the sun
Reviewed in the United States on August 29, 2020
Not a lot of info not gleaned from life, general reading and doctor information. Was hoping for help in changing diet/eating - not much help here. Would be a good book for someone who has never heard of diabetes before because they lived under a rock.
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Constance Kent
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Essential reading for newly diagnosed
Reviewed in the United States on January 6, 2007
I was diagnosed T2 almost four weeks ago. Like many, I was stunned, even traumatized, to learn I had an "incurable" and life-threatening disease. Like many T2 diabetics, I also blamed myself for bringing it on with a lifetime of terrible eating habits. I embarked on a... See more
I was diagnosed T2 almost four weeks ago. Like many, I was stunned, even traumatized, to learn I had an "incurable" and life-threatening disease. Like many T2 diabetics, I also blamed myself for bringing it on with a lifetime of terrible eating habits. I embarked on a "crash course," reading everything I could find. Fortunately, I soon stumbled upon Gretchen Becker''s book, along with Rick Mendosa''s website, both of which have turned out to be rich and credible information sources. Neither has any ax to grind, and take an open-minded yet critical approach to evaluating recent research and theories about managing the disease. Even more important, both Becker and Mendosa are dedicated to empowering T2 diabetics to take control of their own bodies and treatment. At this stage of my journey, I especially appreciate Becker''s ability to use analogies and humor to "translate" complex biological processes in a way that is clear but not "dumbed down", and, like Mendosa, her attitude about learning to manage one''s diabetes is realistic but positive. If you have been recently diagnosed or know someone who has -- or are having trouble managing your T2 diabetes --I strongly encourage you to read this book.
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I highly recommend this book!
Reviewed in the United States on July 19, 2017
This book has been so informative! I feel more able to manage my recently diagnosed Type 2 diabetes with the help of this book. I''d recommend it to anyone who has just received this diagnosis and doesn''t know where to begin living as a diabetic.
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Bernard (Ireland)
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Just what is needed!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 16, 2021
Delighted with this book. Author is personable and informative without being lecturer-ey or patronising. Easy to read and helps a person newly diagnosed with diabetes to know what it is all about, and what to do to live more healthily and easily with this disease. A+++
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Great help
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 7, 2017
Great book. Helps you through the emotional and medical elements of being diagnosed.
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lorraine fenton
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Informative book just very small print.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 31, 2021
Very small print, not suitable for elderly friend I bought it for, so unfortunately will have to return. Rating not for content but print size.
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NHN
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Great book for newbie T2''s
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 5, 2019
A good book that isn''t too ''American'' for us Brits. Full of sensible good advice, I have found it invaluable.
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Great Read
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Great book and great service.
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