Your first time with diabetes: Making you win the fight against diabetes!
A 12-month plan for surviving diabetes
The most frightening moment for most people with diabetes is when they are first diagnosed. They are filled with questions: What can I eat? What should I do? Is there a plan for me to follow? While some people get a plan from their doctor, most people do not.
Your First Year with Diabetes is the plan for everyone. It walks you step-by-step through a first-30-days survival plan, then shows a month-by-month program for what comes next. Everything from a basic explanation of diabetes, what you can eat right away, and instructions on how to check glucose, to a deeper knowledge about diabetes nutrition, avoiding complications, and better management of the disease is included in this plan.
Diabetes can be overwhelming and the first 12 months can be particularly rough to go through. There are so many things to be considered, so many plans to follow, and so much of your lifestyle that needs changing. It can leave you feeling that it is an impossible feat. Your First Year With Diabetes gives you detailed advice, tips and tricks that are meant to make it possible for you to make small, attainable lifestyle changes that when added up will transform diabetes into a manageable disease.
The first 28 days
The first 28 days are broken down into daily advice and guidelines. Some of the topics you'll read about are as follows:
Mind Matters - This gives you a new outlook and mental approach to the disease by re-thinking your state of mind.
Diagnosis - This simplifies the many types of diabetes, the effects on your body and the types of testing available and more
Eat Wisely - The importance of eating healthy to control your glucose levels is truly explained in layman's terms as well as the basic guidelines.
Get Active - Yes... you've heard it before... but it is important and you'll get a new take on this.
Check Glucose - Your options for glucose testing, how they work and the one most suitable for your needs.
A Tough Pill To Swallow - Do you take the medication? How does it affect you? This is an excellent discussion with great information.
Your Safety Net - The discussion of the importance of having people that support you. But it doesn't stop after the 28 days... it continues to give you weekly guidelines for the rest of the year.