Diabetes Epidemic & You

by Joseph R. Kraft MD MS. FCAP



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/7/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9781425168094
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9781425178123
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9781425168117

About the Book

Revised 04/2011

DIABETES EPIDEMIC and YOU is not a cliché! It is a mandate for the awakening of the "silent" millions worldwide with "normal" fasting blood sugars and undiagnosed diabetes. If you have a "normal" fasting blood sugar, YOU may be one of the undiagnosed millions. YES, I do mean YOU.

Since Hippocrates' time, earliest diagnosis provided the greatest opportunity for treatment and cure. This book highlights the earliest identification of type 2 diabetes by utilizing the insulin assay with the oral glucose tolerance.

My cumulative experience of 14,384 oral glucose tolerances with insulin assays established the earliest diagnosis of prediabetes and diabetes when the blood sugars were normal. Prediabetes is type 2 diabetes. The tolerances were separated according to age groups, from 3Ð13 years to 81Ð90+ years. Each group was further divided into normal glucose tolerances, impaired glucose tolerances, and diabetes mellitus glucose tolerances. YOU, upon testing by oral glucose tolerance, will be in one of these categories.

This resource of oral glucose tolerance with insulin assay is unequaled in world medical literature. The importance of early diagnosis is that the clinical pathology of diabetes – mainly heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, cataracts, erectile dysfunction, and other metabolic disorders – occurs not only in those with advanced diabetes, but also in those with "normal" blood sugars.

YES, this could happen to YOU! When early diagnosis is coupled with specific therapy, the DIABETES EPIDEMIC will be arrested and then reversed. Early diagnosis is the goal of this book – beginning with YOU.

About the Author

The author was Chairman, Department of Clinical Pathology and Nuclear Medicine, St. Joseph Hospital, Chicago, Illinois for 35 years and was appointed Chairman Emeritus upon retirement.

In addition to his MD degree from the University of Colorado, he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Pathology certified in anatomic pathology and clinical pathology, and is also a Fellow of the College of American Pathologists. Following additional training at the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies, he became certified by the American Board of Nuclear Medicine. Dr. Kraft subsequently established the conjoint Department of Clinical Pathology and Nuclear Medicne at St. Joseph Hospital.

Throughout the text, many of Dr. Kraft's career accomplishments are highlighted for your perusal.