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winning your blood sugar battle

As of 2017, more than 30 million Americans have diabetes. Another 84 million–more than 30% of the adult population–have elevated blood sugar levels that put them at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. For most of us, it takes a medical emergency to get us to make vital changes to our eating, exercise habits, and weight control. At that point it is often too little, too late. The unfortunate reality is that 80% of diabetics will die of a heart attack. This book is the trigger for you to make lifestyle changes before any medical emergency ever occurs.

In Winning Your Blood Sugar Battle, Dr. Richard Furman shows you the three essential steps to take in order to defeat diabetes before it defeats you. He carefully explains the latest medical literature, offers proven guidelines on what to eat (and what not to eat), and outlines an effective exercise program for keeping the heart healthy.

Anyone who is diabetic, prediabetic, or overweight, as well as the loved one or caregiver who wants specific directions for supporting the diabetic in their life as they make vital lifestyle changes, will find this book a lifeline.

When I saw this book was available for review, I was excited. Yes, excited — I’m strange that way :D My grandpa was diagnosed with type two diabetes a few months ago, and I had been looking for a good book on this subject. And this one perfectly fit the bill!

This book was written by a doctor, who is quite knowledgeable in the subject. Yet, being knowledgeable, he is still able to write clearly and concisely, relating the information he has in a manner that is easy to understand with all of us readers who have absolutely no medical knowledge. And he shared it with us in a way that was engaging, fun and easy to read, and in a way that I will be able to remember.

I appreciated the way Dr. Furman explained type two diabetes, which is different from type one in several different ways. Yet, dealing with type one, with my sister, I wasn’t quite sure how to go about dealing with type two. This book cleared up the questions I had — and I was thankful for that!

This was a four star read, and I would highly recommend it for anyone dealing with type two themselves, or for anyone caring for someone with type two. As soon as my grandparents get back home, Grandpa has a book to look through . . . Unless I decide to mail it up there to him =P

*I received a copy of this book from the editors in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to enjoy this book, merely to give my opinion.*

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I am a 23 year old young lady who is redeemed and saved from my sin only by the grace of God. A bibliophile at heart with a love of history who desires to see the Word of God practically applied to all aspects of our daily lives -- in our homes, in the grocery store, in the political realm. I strive to put my jumbled, chaotic thoughts down onto paper -- reducing them into black and white rows, letters, sentences. Into some semblance of sanity. And I share them here with all of you, where I can challenge you, make you think, and cause you to ask questions. I am the oldest of eleven children living the country life in the deep south.

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