Powerful Book About Diabetes Featured on Consumer Information Website, Secondopinion.org

November 08, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
If you or someone you know suffers from diabetes, then understanding the disease often becomes a way of life—a life that can be enhanced and improved by learning the latest about diabetic treatment and daily management of a disease that affects over 21 million Americans. The Diabetes Survival Guide, by Dr. Stanley Mirsky, is a featured book selection this month on consumer information website secondopinion.org.

“21 million Americans suffer from diabetes, with an additional 43 million people in a risk category we call pre-diabetic,” says Dr. Shawn R. Benzinger, founder of secondopinion.org and noted Indianapolis physician. “I’d classify Dr. Mirsky’s book as an essential—for people afflicted with the disease, at risk for diabetes, and for health-minded people who want to know the straight scoop on diabetic treatment and prevention in the 21st century.”

In an on-line audio interview with the book’s author, Dr. Benzinger echoes many points explored in Diabetes Survival Guide; a balanced, low-fat diet and moderate exercise are critical keys for diabetes prevention, understanding your body’s relationship to the disease is a key to managing its effects upon you, and knowledge about new or existing diabetic treatment is no substitute for one-to-one patient care.

“Diabetics face a number of caregiver situations—primary care physicians, specialists, technologists, nutritionists…” adds Dr. Benzinger. “A well-informed patient is a good place to start—but making sure everyone on the case is sharing information is also critical. This book really represents the latest medical findings and facts on diagnosis and treatment.”

Risk factors for diabetes include obesity, hypertension and high cholesterol—all conditions that can be addressed by individuals immediately through diet and exercise to reduce the risk of developing diabetes in the first place.

Each month, secondopinion.org seeks to truly inform consumers about special health topics of the month, and offers a searchable archive containing previous month’s subjects, articles and interview content. For more information, visit www.secondopinion.org.

SecondOpinion.org isn’t a web destination as much as it is an interactive web experience that helps people to meet their own unique requirements for health, well-being, and peace of mind. Whether interested in maintaining wellness in general, or seeking information about a specific condition or area of specialty, users will find frank, honest, and oftentimes revelatory information that will help them better participate in creating an individualized health care plan.

Secondopinion.org is the brainchild of noted Indianapolis specialist Dr. Shawn R. Benzinger, the founder and Director of the Indy Spinal Care Center. Dr. Benzinger has been practicing in Indianapolis for over 20 years and has specialized in Orthopedics with a focus in chronic pain.


Dr. Shawn Benzinger