mike gleeson

Loughborough Professor releases new book highlighting how to beat type 2 diabetes

Emeritus Professor Michael Gleeson, Chair in Exercise Biochemistry, has written Beating Type 2 Diabetes, a new book that tells people exactly what they need to do to both reduce the health complications of the condition and how to get rid of it - without the need for medication.

An estimated 10% of the UK population has type 2 diabetes (quite possibly 5 million of us) with many millions more in early-stage pre-diabetes or at high risk of developing it within five years.

Gleeson’s book provides advice and tips about coping with type 2 diabetes and shows us how it can actually be reversed and put into remission.

The book explains the signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes so we know what to look out for, describes how diagnosis of the condition is confirmed, and how it is treated and managed.

It also helps people to understand the causes and serious health consequences of type 2 diabetes and how people with the condition can reduce their risk of complications.

Essentially, it is a guidebook that will answer all and every question on the disease that a sufferer or their loved ones might have - and of course, tells us how to go about beating it.

At the heart of reversing and curing type 2 diabetes is weight loss and the book also guides on methods of achieving this goal both safely and effectively by adopting a unique personalised weight loss plan that involves multiple diets in combination with enjoyable and exhilarating (but not exhausting) exercise. No one single boring low-carb diet or draining high-intensity exercise programme is needed here.

Professor Gleeson said:

“My aim is to educate the reader about the basic underpinning science and give clear recommendations and advice about how they can cope with their condition.

“I also want to empower and motivate people with type 2 diabetes to modify their current lifestyle for the better and explain how they can get rid of it for good, improve their quality of life and actually live longer.”

Beating Type 2 Diabetes, published by Meyer & Meyer Sport, is available through online retailers and, post-lockdown, through good high street bookstores.

Professor Gleeson has written numerous academic books and papers. Earlier this year he released his first book for the general public - the acclaimed Eat, Move, Sleep, Repeat.

Beating Type 2 Diabetes follows on from that success and later this year, will be joined by The Pick ’n Mix Diet. All three books complement each other in providing expert, fact-based advice on how to make yourself as healthy as you can possibly be.

Further information on Professor Gleeson’s books can be found at www.meyer-meyer-sport.co.uk.