This is blatant self-promotion, which I hate, but I thought I should let people know that the third edition of my book "The First Year: Type 2 Diabetes" is out. Official publication date is November 1, but it seems to be shipping from Amazon now.
I'm now recommending that people with type 2 diabetes try a low-carb diet first, as it helps with both blood glucose control and weight loss, and they'll find less opposition from their health care team today than they would have in 2007, when the second edition was published. Then if for some reason the LC diet doesn't work for a particular person, that person can try other approaches. But the LC diet should be, as Richard Feinman says, "the default diet."
Other updates include discussion of the new drugs now available, insurance availability because of the Affordable Care Act, discussion of ketosis-prone diabetes (Flatbush diabetes), networking via social media, new sweeteners, and updated references. David Mendosa's chapter "Searching the Internet is completely new.
I'm posting news items on our FaceBook page now
10 months ago