For years, Sherri Shepherd was told that she was pre-diabetic. And for years, she ignored her doctor’s advice to lose weight and get healthy before she developed full blown diabetes. When she finally got the big-D diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, the same disease that took her mother’s life, Sherri vowed that she’d change her ways so that her son wouldn’t be left alone, without a mother, as she had been.
With the help of her doctor, she created this program, lost more than 40 pounds, and she looks great and has more energy than she did in her twenties. Sherri’s diabetes is under control, and she was happy to show her stuff, wowing the world on Dancing with the Stars.
With tools to help you live a long and healthy life, Plan D is a smart and supportive plan designed to help you lose weight safely, make exercise a real, and fun, part of your life, and control your sugar sensitivity. And through it all, Sherri Shepherd is there, like a trusted friend, offering advice, encouragement, and of course a healthy dose of humor.
Testosterone is the most crucial hormone in the male body--and every man's T levels begin a slow, steady decline as he ages. The result? Loss of strength and muscle mass. Poor sugar metabolism. Increased body fat, especially around the waist. Loss of T also affects red blood cell production, vitality, bone density, mental acuity, and sex drive. In short: It slowly chops a man down.
Testosterone Transformation helps a man produce higher levels of T and reverse the downward spiral. By eating the right foods and adopting a new exercise approach, any man at any age can transform his life by starting a positive chain reaction: Raise T levels through the strategies in this book, improve workouts, get stronger, improve workouts even more, get even stronger, and enable the body to use muscle to process sugar--instead of storing it as fat.
Testosterone Transformation is a life-changer: a serious exercise and strategic diet plan that uses the science of a man's own body to help him recharge his sex drive, increase vitality, and reduce health risks across the board.
Want to know how to manage diabetes? You'll learn about all the advances in monitoring glucose, the latest medications, and how to develop a diet and exercise plan to stay healthy. And if you need to use insulin, this book explains your options.
Open the book and find:
Ways to reduce your diabetes risk
Explanations of the different types of diabetes
Nutritional advice for maintaining a healthy weight
Explanations of the available treatment options
Strategies for getting the daily exercise you need
Are you exhausted all the time, plagued by brain fog, and unable to lose weight? Do you struggle with insomnia, panic attacks, and tremors? But does your doctor insist that your labs are normal, and that you just need to eat less and exercise more? As anyone who has been there knows, nothing is more frustrating, stressful, and emotionally draining than feeling unwell and being told you're fine by the very person who is supposed to heal you.
The truth is, your symptoms could be triggered by a thyroid disorder--the hidden cause behind a wide array of health problems that can threaten to ruin your life. Thyroid dysfunctions like Hashimoto's disease, hypothyroidism, and hyperthyroidism affect at least 20 million Americans and yet conventional medicine frequently misses the diagnosis. The scariest part? Most doctors won't even order thyroid tests unless you specifically ask.
Now, in The Thyroid Connection, Dr. Amy Myers teaches you how to take your health into your own hands. Dr. Myers, originally misdiagnosed herself, understands the struggles of thyroid dysfunction firsthand. Fortunately, she also knows how achievable recovery and well-being are, and just how to get you there. In The Thyroid Connection, you'll discover:
How to work with your doctor to get the correct diagnosisWhat blood tests to ask for, as well as what they meanHow to find the right type and dose of supplemental thyroid hormone for youThe role of gut health, diet, toxins, infections, and stress in thyroid dysfunctionA complete 28-day plan to jumpstart your health and reverse your thyroid symptoms
Complete with advice on diet and nutrition, supplements, exercise, stress relief, and sleep, The Thyroid Connection is the ultimate roadmap back to your happiest, healthiest self.
Over the past ten years, Lifestyle Center of America has emerged as the center in the country that offers a proven-successful program to combat diabetes-and even reverse its adverse effects on the body. Now available in book form for the first time, LCA's program enables individuals to actually get to the root of their problems by teaching them the ways of lifestyle-change, the power of diet, activity, and stress management. It also shows how to:
* Eliminate counterproductive habits
* Adopt therapeutic and preventative nutritional changes
* Overcome insulin resistance with a new lifestyle medicine paradigm
* Achieve motivation and inspiration through pro-active healthcare coaching
* Understand the extraordinary benefits of a plant-based diet for diabetics
* Energize with a unique, simple, and effective intermittent training exercise program
* Take ownership of one's own health and future
Thyroid Power can help you determine whether you're one of the millions who suffer from low thyroid. It discusses food, vitamins, and natural remedies that support thyroid health;explains how to avoid environmental and emotional triggers; and offers tips from thyroid support groups. By following this clear 10-step program and working with your health practitioner, you can channel the incredible power of your thyroid into greater health and well-being.
Affecting 79 million Americans, prediabetes often develops into full-blown type 2 diabetes, one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Increasingly diagnosed by doctors, prediabetes is a condition in which blood sugar levels are elevated, but not yet high enough to be labeled diabetes. While diabetes cannot be cured, prediabetes can be reversed, so it is critical to take action at an early stage.
In straightforward, jargon-free language, The Prediabetes Diet Plan explains insulin resistance (the underlying cause of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes) and offers a comprehensive strategy of diet and lifestyle change, which has been proven more effective than medication. With sections on meal planning, grocery shopping, dining out, supplements, and exercise, this book empowers you to make healthier everyday choices that can effect real change on your insulin levels and overall well-being.
High blood pressure (hypertension) can lead to and make worse many complications of diabetes, including diabetic eye disease and kidney disease. Most people with diabetes develop high blood pressure during their life.
Having diabetes makes high blood pressure and other heart and circulation problems more likely because diabetes damages arteries and makes them targets for hardening (atherosclerosis). Atherosclerosis can cause high blood pressure, which if not treated, can lead to blood vessel damage, stroke, heart failure, heart attack, or kidney failure.
Three groups were studied with different diabetes interventions. The first was given education only. The second was on a weight loss program, increased physical activity, and had a decrease in consumption of salt and alcohol. The third had all the interventions of the first, but also were put on the dash diet. All three groups showed positive health changes, but only the one with the dash diet statistically increased insulin sensitivity.
The dash is a positive step in managing effects of diabetes in addition to the insulin sensitivity. This is because many people with diabetes have a higher risk of heart disease and stroke. Hypertension increases this risk, so a diet that decreases blood pressure will have the benefit of being a tool of prevention of other diseases in individuals with diabetes.
Develop your relationship with your medical provider and be sure to maintain contact about any questions, concerns or changes in your diabetes symptoms.
All the recipes also include detailed information on calories, fat, saturated fat,sodium, carbohydrates, Total sugars, protein, Dietary fiber, as well as serving sizes.
Think Like a Pancreas includes critical information, such as day-to-day blood glucose control and monitoring, designing an insulin program to best match your lifestyle, up-to date medication and technology, and new insulin formulations and combinations.
The American Diabetes Association Diabetes Comfort Food Cookbook creates a “go-to” collection of updated comfort foods for families that need to cook nutritionally sound and diabetic-friendly meals that will satisfy and soothe the souls of the member (or members) of the family with diabetes—and do the same for the rest of the family. No need to cook two meals to please everyone in the household. Now everyone can enjoy the same hearty and nutritious meals. This book will ease the stress of planning meals by offering easy and flavorful recipes and a menu planning guide that allows for mix and match meals that will keep everyone in the family happy, healthy, and satisfied.
Filled with gorgeous original photography and a beautiful four-color design, this cookbook will look as good as it's meals. Sprinkled with helpful tips and time-saving advice, The American Diabetes Association Comfort Food Cookbook will not only make classic comfort foods healthier and diabetes friendly, it will make them a snap to prepare as well.
Following a diabetic meal plan doesn't have to be a flavorless chore. Now everyone can enjoy the classic foods they know and love!
If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, you're not alone. In fact, hundreds of thousands of women are fighting these same feelings as they strive to live the lives they want.
Is It Me or My Adrenals? - formerly titled Are You Tired and Wired? - gives you the knowledge and tools to overcome this epidemic of fatigue. In it, Marcelle Pick uncovers the root cause of these symptoms: adrenal dysfunction. In our modern lives, the adrenal glands, which provide the fight-or-flight hormones in response to stress, are triggered much more often that they should be. Everything from challenges at home and at work, to environmental toxins, to chronic health problems cause the adrenal glands to produce a constant flood of stress hormones that can ultimately lead to multiple health issues, especially severe fatigue.
The good news is that through diet, lifestyle adjustments and reprogramming of stressful emotional patterns, this can all be fixed!
Pick helps you identify which of the three adrenal profiles you fit--Racehorse, Workhorse, or Flatliner--and then lays out an easy-to-follow, scientifically based program to help you restore adrenal balance, regear your metabolism, and regain your natural energy to live a happier and less-stressed life.
Renowned researcher and diabetes expert Dr. Sheri Colberg has developed a practical guide specifically for athletes of all ages with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The Diabetic Athlete's Handbook provides you with the most up-to-date information on insulins and other medications, glucose monitors, blood sugar management, nutrition and supplements, injury prevention and treatment, and mental strategies for maximizing performance and optimizing health.
Featuring more than 100 sport-specific training guidelines for fitness, endurance, power, and outdoor activities, the Diabetic Athlete's Handbook is the one resource you can't afford to be without. Rely on it to stay healthy, be more active, train smarter, and reach new levels of athletic success.
Don't let diabetes stop you from living life to the fullest. This handy pocket guide explains what diabetes is and gives you the latest information on how to monitor and manage your condition. Written by a highly experienced physician, this book is filled with practical advice for managing your condition in today's world. Whether you have a diagnosis of diabetes or are caring for someone who does, you'll get the information needed to stay healthy and feel great.
Open the book and find:
The types of diabetes
Ways to monitor glucose
Guidance on using oral medications or insulin
Ways to plan a diabetes diet
Tips for starting an exercise program
Knowing what to eat with diabetes can be frustrating, but it’s the most important way to manage the disease. It’s also the area where people give up the fastest, but with Ultimate Diabetes Meal Planner you will never have to ask “What’s for dinner?” again.
The Ultimate Diabetes Meal Planner includes weekly plans for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, along with detailed recipes that make using the 16-week meal plan easy. The overall calorie count—based on 1500, 1800, 2000, 2200, or 2500 daily calories—lets you choose the right diet, whether you’re looking for weight loss or just healthy living.
This bilingual Latino cookbook, with English and Spanish versions of each recipe, is chock full of healthy meals for people with diabetes. Readers can enjoy authentic, wholesome food and work to manage blood glucose levels at the same time! With more than 100 recipes full of the flavors of Latin America, complete nutrition information for each recipe, and diabetic exchanges, meal planning is a breeze. Each recipe is tested to meet the American Diabetes Association nutrition guidelines, ensuring that the recipes are healthy and suitable for any diabetes meal plan.
Ever wonder what epazote is or the difference between guajillo chiles and habanero chiles? Go to the glossary! Feeling lost in the grocery store aisles? Check out the specialized shopping lists in the back! Want to know which chiles to use in an upcoming dinner party? See which chiles are the hottest in the chile chart! Ready to walk off some extra calories from these great meals? There's a 13-week walking program, too!
Some of the delicious recipes include Sangria Sofrito Ranchera Sauce Cassava Arepas Cactus (Nopales) Salad Peruvian Chicken Stew Ajiaco Chicken Breast with Chipotles Red Snapper Veracruz Meatballs Puebla Style Classic Argentinian Empanadas Tamales with Guajillo Chiles Rice with Black Beans and Bacon Yaya's Vegetable Paella White Beans with Chorizo Spicy Rice Pudding Baked Papaya Soft Vanilla Custard
Features 8 pages of custom photography, beautifully illustrating some of the most popular dishes.
With over 150 quick, easy-to-prepare recipe, The 4-Ingredients Diabetes Cookbook has recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between. Enjoy such mouth-watering dishes as:
Chili-stuffed potatoesCrostini with Kalamata olivesSausage-potato skillet casseroleMint patty ice cream sandwichesSizzling pork chopsSeared chicken with spicy chipotle cream saucePumpkin pie snack cake and much more!
Inside you'll also find:
Time-saving tips, tricks, and techniquesHealthy eating advice for people with diabetesRecipes that meet ADA guidelinesFull nutritional analysisDiabetic exchangesPreparation timesBeautiful photographs
1,001 Delicious Recipes for People with Diabetes covers all the basics of a diabetic diet and lifestyle, including exercise, carbohydrate counting, and food-exchange lists. This huge cookbook contains 16 chapters of delicious recipes that are suitable for a diabetic diet, all of which are accompanied by a nutritional analysis and the most current diabetes exchange information. The quick and easy-to-prepare recipes are written in a concise format and use readily available ingredients with a focus on fresh, seasonal foods. They require no special cooking skills or equipment, and represent an eclectic range of styles and culinary traditions.
If you are a person with diabetes, you know you have to be careful about what you eat. But healthful food doesn't have to be dull, and reducing fat and calories doesn't mean giving up flavor. Why feel deprived when you could start the day with Blueberry Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup? Company coming? Everyone will enjoy a savory Chutney Cheese Spread or Queso Fundito followed by Pork Tenderloin with Gremolata. For an easy weeknight dinner, try Lasagna Casserole or Pizza with Carmelized Onions and Smoked Turkey. Want to indulge a sweet tooth? Lemon Cloud Pie or White Chocolate Cheesecake will satisfy.
This award-winning 1,001 cookbook series has earned its reputation for excellence by carefully curating and testing the recipes, as well as by featuring complete nutritional data, such as calories, fat, cholesterol, carbohydrates, and diabetic exchanges. This latest offering in the bestselling series has been completely refreshed and updated for maximum value and ease of use in the twenty-first century. In one convenient, all-encompassing volume, 1,001 Delicious Recipes for People with Diabetes presents the healthiest, simplest, and most delicious range of family meals.
Millions of women struggle every day with problems like low energy, unexplained weight gain, and dull moods, yet too often diet, exercise, and pharmaceutical drugs are thought to be the only available options. Hormones—the chemical messengers of the body—influence every single process in our bodies: they govern our growth, weight, and energy, as well as fight stress and anxiety, relieve depression, and maintain personal drive.
Based on Dr. Kristy Vermeulen’s popular six-week online course, Happy Hormones explains how hormones affect your day-to-day routine and provides expert guidance to help you identify your hormonal imbalances and treat them in a natural, healthy way.
Happy Hormones also includes:
• Simple and effective self-assessments to help you diagnose your hormonal imbalances
• Six-step hormonal balancing programs for adrenal, thyroid, progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone imbalances
• Tools to help you read your own hormonal messages so you can stay in tune with your body and improve your overall well-being
• FAQs of bioidentical and synthetic hormones, along with guidelines to help you safely and effectively apply them in your treatment program
• Nutrition program with over 45 delicious, healthy, and hormone-friendly recipes
• Expert guidance to feeling and looking young, healthy, and fabulous
Happy Hormones is a comprehensive, practical guide for any woman interested in balancing their hormones. It will help you get back to your energetic, vibrant, and healthy self. Representing an important application of a fast-growing branch of health science, Happy Hormones will allow you to shed unwanted weight and regain your energy for a healthy, fabulous life.
Dr. Maurer provides an optimistic evidence-based message - medical diagnoses such as prediabetes, type 2 diabetes and hypothyroid are not troublesome illnesses but rather advantageous expressions of a body that has learned to store more and spend less.
The Blood Code clears the air of confusion and allows you to reliably find the dietary and fitness habits that are right for your long and productive life.
Diabetes has reached near-epidemic proportions in America. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with it, you need to keep blood sugar in normal ranges and avoid serious complications. But how can you help control diabetes and not let it control you?
This handy guide offers step-by-step pointers to not only handle diabetes and keep it from getting worse-but also to reverse the harmful effects of the disease. It covers:
* What you need to know about the disease
* Six simple diet principles that can control blood sugar!
* Nutrients with remarkable healing power
* Herbs that bring blood sugar down
* A smart program for daily testing
*The right exercises to do
* Essential tips for taking medication
* The sugar-stress connection
Developed with the help of a team of experts, Control Diabetes in Six Easy Steps, can stop your frustration and fears...and let you take charge of your health.
Learn The Truth About Diabetes...
* Are there forbidden foods in diabetes therapy? See what few foods are off-limits-and be surprised!
* What sugar substitute is not only non-caloric, all-natural, and 250 times sweeter than sugar? If you haven't heard of "stevia," it's time to get the facts!
* How hard is it to change your diet? Find six "nothing-to-it" nutrition principles that make meals a cinch.
* Can anything repair nerve damage (neuropathy)? Check out alpha lipoic acid...and the top ten nutrients for keeping you complication-free.
* Exercise can bring you spectacular health benefits if you prepare. Find out how to protect your feet and keep your glucose from going crazy.
* What is the effect of stress on diabetes? Negative emotions can send blood sugar skyrocketing...unless you know what to do.
Knowledge Is Your Best Weapon To Stop Diabetes
The recipes are simple, quick, and filled with fresh ingredients. Many have been developed by Robyn Webb, a well-known and award-winning nutritionist who has written many other American Diabetes Association cookbooks, including the bestselling Diabetic Meals in 30 Minutes—Or Less! and American Diabetes Association The Diabetes Comfort Food Cookbook. All of the recipes meet the American Diabetes Association's nutrition guidelines, ensuring that they're a perfect match for nearly any diabetes meal plan. In addition, every recipe has complete nutrition information and diabetic exchanges.
Also included is a "How To" section that teaches some of the basics of cooking. Recipes contain "Simple Tips," which give readers ideas about how to keep things easy in the kitchen while still bringing exceptional taste to the table.
Recipes include: Cajun Spiced Pork Tenderloin, Filet Mignon with Red Wine, Roast Beef with Horseradish Sauce, Pappardelle with Pesto, Pasta with Roasted Asparagus, Stir-Fried Shrimp with Snow Peas, Chicken Pot Pie with Phyllo, Biscuit and Hamburger Pie, and more.
Drawing on their decades of experience, the Mr. Food Test Kitchen Team has taken well-known favorites and mixed in some new surprises to create meals that are long on taste and short on guilt. Whether it's Sweet Potato Crowns, Carolina Brisket Sliders, or Caramel Walnut Brownies, the recipes in Hello Taste, Goodbye Guiltwill leave people looking to control their blood glucose or shave off a few extra pounds amazed at what they can fit into their meal plans.
With over 150 recipes designed for every meal and every occasion, including breakfast dishes, desserts, sides, salads, and more, and paired with original photography and an attractive four-color design, this collection covers it all. Plus, each recipe is designed to meet the nutrition guidelines of the American Diabetes Association, which use evidence-based research to craft recommendations shown to help control glucose levels and promote weight loss.
With the help of the Mr. Food Test Kitchen and the American Diabetes Association, eating well and controlling diabetes has never tasted so good.
"The Diabetes Answer Book is a terrific resource for people with diabetes and their families, whether they are newly diagnosed or have lived with diabetes for many years." - Martha M. Funnell, MS, RN, CDE, Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center
At least 20.8 million people - 7 percent of the population - have diabetes, and this number is growing. The amount of information on the subject can be overwhelming, confusing, and often conflicting. The Diabetes Answer Book is a reassuring, authoritative reference for you and your family, providing sound advice, immediate answers, and essential information.What are the symptoms of hypoglycemia? If I am pregnant and have diabetes, what can I do to make sure my baby stays healthy? If I lose weight, will my diabetes go away? Why does stress affect my blood glucose so much? What can I do to lower my risk of getting kidney damage? What is the best diet for someone with diabetes?
Written in an easy-to-read question-and-answer format, The Diabetes Answer Book helps you fully understand diabetes and learn how to successfully manage it day to day.
Each recipe is also accompanied by both nutrition facts and food exchanges. The book contains more than a thousand easy recipes for everything from Chocolate Cake and Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp to Double Coconut Cream Meringue Pie, Black Walnut Sponge Cake,Key Lime Pie, and much, much more. Every variety of cake, pie, cookie, pudding, custard, cobbler, souffle, and mousse—they're all here, and all mouth-wateringly good.
If you are a person with diabetes, you know you have to be careful about what you eat. But healthful food doesn't have to be dull, and nor should it mean giving up all the gooey, creamy, heavenly treats that everyone loves. As with all of the new editions of Surrey's 1001 series, it's got an all-new look, and new and updated recipes for streamlined use in your kitchen.
The recipes in 1,001 Delicious Desserts for People with Diabetes are consistent with the latest diabetes recommendations and make the best use of the new lower-fat ingredients available today. Each recipe is accompanied by a nutritional analysis and the most current diabetes exchange information
When Phil Southerland was seven-months-old, he lost ten pounds in a week, his body was limp and his breathing slowed to what his mother called a "death rattle." Rushing him to the ER, she was informed that tiny Phil displayed the youngest case of diabetes on record in the world at that time.
Blindness, kidney failure and death were all predicted for him by age twenty-five. Twenty-nine years later, not only is Phil alive and well but as the founder of Team Type 1, he and his team of championship cyclists — many of them diabetics—have become health and fitness role models for people the world over.
Together, they have taken on some of the most challenging endurance events in the world, including winning the Race Across America—a grueling 3,000-mile endurance competition—twice. Today, Phil continues to lead Team Type 1 as its professional cycling team, among one of the top 30 teams in the world, races toward an invite to the world's top cycling event, the Tour de France in 2012. Leading the pack is a serious challenge for any athlete, but for Phil and his teammates, it presents two daily battles: one to stay in razor-sharp race-fit condition, the other, to stay alive.
Not Dead Yet is Phil's powerful story: his account of his relationship with his mother, and how she struggled to keep him alive; growing up quickly in the New-Old South of the 1990s, learning at the tender age of 6 years old how to check his glucose and give himself injections; of how he fulfilled his dream of becoming a professional athlete using his team and the bike as a platform, inspiring thousands of individuals and families around the world who are battling diabetes to not just chase, but catch, their dreams.
In Until There Is a Cure: The Latest and Greatest in Diabetes Self-Care, respected Certified Diabetes Educator and author Gary Scheiner delivers the most up-to-date information and analysis on groundbreaking developments in the world of diabetes. Scheiner’s commentary is founded not only in his professional experiences and expertise as an educator, but also in over 25 years of successfully managing his own type 1 diabetes.
Until There Is a Cure: The Latest and Greatest in Diabetes Self-Care is the perfect book for people with diabetes, their spouses, friends, and families, diabetes educators, or healthcare professionals who require the most current, relevant information on advancements in diabetes research, technologies, and treatments.
* More than 4,500,000 daily menu combinations
* More than 330 diabetes-friendly recipes from the bestselling Month of Meals series
* More than 300 snack options and thousands of snack combinations
* The flexibility to make healthy eating fun and easy
Stop worrying about putting together menus and start enjoying your food! It all starts here—with the ADA Month of Meals Diabetes Meal Planner.
Mary Tyler Moore, actress and activist, relates the highs and lows of living with type 1 diabetes for the past forty years. With inspired, well-crafted prose, she drills down to the most heartfelt, yet universal truths about life—including the lives of those with diabetes. She unflinchingly chronicles her struggle with diabetes, as well as her successful rehabilitation from alcohol dependence, all while deriving gratification from her roles as an actress, mother, businesswoman, campaigner, and fund-raiser. Her revealing tales of both her successes and failures in coping with diabetes offer others with the disease guidance and inspiration through example. In the book, stories include her rebounding from a low-blood-sugar episode during a Mary Tyler Moore Show script reading after the director poured orange juice down her throat, to misadventures caused by diabetes-related vision impairment at a dimly lit party for John Travolta.
She also taps into the vast diabetes research network to talk to diabetic children and adults and with leading experts who are discovering new ways to control diabetes and its complications, and pursuing new ways to cure this disease.
"Her TV alter ego, Mary Richards, may have been perfect, but it’s Moore’s imperfections that make her the ideal author of this surprisingly frank memoir about living with diabetes." - Publishers Weekly
Now, two leading natural medicine and diabetes experts-Drs. Michael T. Murray (author of How to Prevent and Treat Cancer with Natural Medicine and Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine) and Michael Lyons-offer a complete, individualized nutrition program, and proven exercise and lifestyle changes for preventing, treating, and even reversing diabetes. This unique book will help readers:
- Assess the risk of developing diabetes
- Learn how to prevent diabetes even if they have a family history of the disease
- Reduce or eliminate their dependency on medications
- Promote weight loss, normalize blood sugar levels, and eliminate complications
- Reverse diabetes, even if they currently take insulin
This book is essential for anyone who is overweight; has a family history of diabetes or a personal or family history of heart disease; has pre-diabetes, low blood sugar, or borderline high blood sugar; or lives a sedentary lifestyle. It's a vital tool for helping readers live a healthy and active life.
Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States and often goes underreported as a cause of death. Studies have found that only about 35% to 40% of people with diabetes who died had diabetes listed anywhere on the death certificate and about 10% to 15% had it listed as the underlying cause of death.
But the good news is that you can prevent, treat, and even reverse type 2 diabetes by eating well.
The Diabetes Cookbook offers 140 recipes that have been carefully developed and proportioned to help you control your blood sugar levels. Each recipe is low in saturated fat, added sugar and salt, with plenty of fruits and vegetables. The recipes also include a thorough analysis of key nutrients, plus diabetic exchanges. They are quick and easy to make, with budget-friendly and recipes for two called out. And, most importantly, they are delicious and satisfying. The book includes:
*easy breakfast and brunch dishes like Buttermilk Pancakes
*hearty entress like Cheesy Chickpea Enchiladas and Sunday Special Roast Beef
*scrumptious sides like Oven-Baked Chips
*delectable desserts like Frozen Strawberry Mousse
Drawing extensively on interviews with adults with intersex conditions, parents, and physicians, Karkazis moves beyond the heated rhetoric to reveal the complex reality of how intersexuality is understood, treated, and experienced today. As she unravels the historical, technological, social, and political forces that have culminated in debates surrounding intersexuality, Karkazis exposes the contentious disagreements among theorists, physicians, intersex adults, activists, and parents—and all that those debates imply about gender and the changing landscape of intersex management. She argues that by viewing intersexuality exclusively through a narrow medical lens we avoid much more difficult questions. Do gender atypical bodies require treatment? Should physicians intervene to control the “sex” of the body? As this illuminating book reveals, debates over treatment for intersexuality force reassessment of the seemingly natural connections between gender, biology, and the body.
01. What is Blood Sugar?
02. Different Stages of Blood Sugar
03. Self-Monitoring of Blood Sugar
04. Types of Diabetes
05. Blood Sugar: Causes
06. Blood Sugar: Symptoms
07. High Blood Sugar: Complications
08. Blood Sugar Test
09. Treatments of Low Blood Sugar
10. Treatments of High Blood Sugar
11. Treatments -- (A). Lose Your Weight
12. Treatments -- (B). Physical Activity
13. Treatments -- (C). Healthy Diet
14. Treatments -- (D). Minerals
15. Treatments -- (E). Vitamins
16. Treatments -- (F). Drink Plenty of Water
17. Treatments -- (G). Control Your BP
18. Treatments -- (H). Control Your Cholesterol
19. Treatments -- (I). What to Avoid?
20. Treatments -- (J). Others
21. Pancreas and Insulin
22. Some Useful Facts
01. What is Blood Sugar?
The blood sugar (glucose) level is the amount of sugar (glucose) present in the blood of human or animals. When blood sugar (glucose) level rises too high, it's called hyperglycemia. When blood sugar (glucose) level drops too low, it's called hypoglycemia.
Basic Facts about Blood Sugar (Glucose) and Insulin:
Glucose (a simple sugar) is the primary source of energy for the cells of the body. Glucose comes from the foods (carbohydrates) we eat. Body converts the carbohydrates into sugar. It is also formed and stored inside the body.
After meals, adequate quantity of insulin hormone is automatically released by pancreas.
Blood carries the glucose from the intestines or liver to body cells.
Insulin makes it possible for cells to take in the glucose from blood. In other words, insulin helps absorption of glucose by cells.
Level of blood sugar starts dropping soon after it starts entering the cell.
Blood sugar levels fluctuate throughout the day.
MEASUREMENT OF BLOOD SUGAR
1. milligram/deciliter (mg/dL) -- Blood sugar is measured in milligram/deciliter.
2. millimols/litre (mmol/L) -- Blood sugar is also measured in millimols/liter (mmol/L). millimols/liter (mmol/L) is also called millimolars (mM)
Note: 1mmol/L is equivalent to 18 mg/dL.
3. DCCT HbA1c (%) -- Blood sugar levels over the last 3 months are measured through an A1C test. Findings are represented as a percentage. The range may fall in between 4-15%. Red blood cells in our body may last up to 3 months (or 12 weeks) before getting regenerated. Therefore, average of glycated hemoglobin in blood over 3 months is taken for discerning the average blood glucose level.
DCCT stands for Diabetes Control and Complications Trial
4. IFCC HbA1c (mmol/mol) -- Findings of A1C Test may also be represented in millimols/mole (mmol/mol).
IFCC stands for International Federation of Clinical Chemistry
NOTE: IFCC HBA1c (mmol/mol) = [DCCT HBA1c (%) - 2.15] * 10.929
WHAT IS HBA1C?
HbA1c Refers to Glycated hemoglobin. Glycated hemoglobin is measured to identify the average plasma glucose concentration over prolonged periods of time. Glucose molecules are inclined to attach to the hemoglobin in red blood cells and form the glycated hemoglobin
Lower levels of glucose produce a lower amount of glycated hemoglobin.
Normal levels of glucose produce a normal amount of glycated hemoglobin.
Higher levels of glucose produce a higher amount of glycated hemoglobin.
02. Different Stages of Blood Sugar
Blood sugar level in your body changes from day-to-day or moment-to-moment. Blood sugar depends on quantity and timing of food you have eaten. More importantly it depends on what you have eaten.
SITUATION 1: Fasting Glucose Level / Glucose Level Before Meals [Pre Prandial]
Following are the different ranges of blood sugar after 8-10 hours of fasting (generally before meals in the morning) in mg/dL, mmol/L, DCCT HbA1c (%) and IFFCC HbA1c (mmol/mol).
Low blood sugar --
Less than 70 mg/dL Or
Less than 3.9 mmol/L Or
Less than 4% DCCT HbA1c (%) Or
Less than 20.2% IFCC HbA1c (mmol/mol)
Normal blood sugar --
71 mg/dL to 99 mg/dL Or
3.9 mmol/L to 5.4 mmol/L Or
4.1% DCCT HbA1c (%) to 4.9% DCCT HbA1c (%) Or
20.3% IFCC HbA1c (mmol/mol) to 31.0% IFCC HbA1c (mmol/mol)
Above normal blood sugar --
100 mg/dL to 126 mg/dL Or
5.5 mmol/L to 7.0 mmol/L Or
5.0 DCCT HbA1c (%) to 5.7 DCCT HbA1c (%) Or
31.1 IFCC HbA1c (mmol/mol) to 38.8 IFCC HbA1c (mmol/mol)
High blood sugar --
127 mg/dL to 169 mg/dL Or
7.1 mmol/L to 9.4 mmol/L Or
5.8 DCCT HbA1c (%) to 6.9 DCCT HbA1c (%) Or
38.9 IFCC HbA1c (mmol/mol) to 51.9 IFCC HbA1c (mmol/mol)
Metabolism is a complicated subject involving complex molecules and interrelated pathways. These metabolic pathways are usually taught separately with the result that the student develops a detailed but compartmentalised approach to metabolism and frequently fails to see the overall picture and its physiological significance.
Using the at a Glance format, the book takes the student through a complete course in intermediary metabolism in an integrated manner. The same chart is repeated throughout the book with the individual pathway under study highlighted.
The book is an ideal text for introductory biochemistry courses and has established itself as an enormously popular book amongst lecturers and students alike. This third edition is fully updated and includes five new chapters to mirror those topics currently taught at undergraduate level:
1. Metabolic Channelling
2. Glucose homeostasis and Reye's Disease
3. Pentose phosphate pathway and the prodcution of NADPH
4. Tryptophan metabolism in health and disease
5. Tyrosine metabolism in health and disease
Beat diabetes and lose weight!
Ask any doctor or nutritionist who treats patients with diabetes: the first focus for controlling the disease is a healthy eating plan. But typical diabetic eating plans have been all about what you can't eat and what to do if you fall prey to a craving for foods you shouldn't have.
But now a typical day in the life of a diabetic might start with a smoked salmon-and-dill omelet, continue to a lunch of three-bean chili, salsa and guacamole, and finish with a dinner of grilled shrimp and shaved fennel, topped off by a dessert of chocolate terrine. It's a kind of eating that virtually guarantees not just control of the disease and a satisfying of the appetite, but an emphasis on specific nutrients that actually target diabetes, beating back its potential side effects and maintaining the healthy weight that is key to controlling the disease.
In Eat & Beat Diabetes with Picture Perfect Weight Loss, Dr. Howard Shapiro uses the same visual method of food comparisons that made his bestselling weight-loss books so popular and easy to use. Now he has teamed with top chef Franklin Becker, a diabetic himself, and together they reveal the secrets to a diet that can actually help you prevent and beat diabetes—without depriving yourself of delicious food.
Did you know that ginseng and aloe vera help to normalize blood glucose levels? Have you considered how vaccines may be contributing to the rise in diabetes among children? No More Diabetes offers surprising information that could save your life, along with practical advice for becoming the healthiest version of yourself. In addition, readers will find tips for convincing a loved one with diabetes to take charge of his or her weight; recipes to make healthy eating fun and appealing; and input from several other experts, including Dr. Martin Feldman, a pioneer in complementary medicine, and award-winning Dr. Richard Brown, who discusses how stress contributes to diabetes.
You are not alone. Millions of Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes and are facing its challenges. But you have the power to get your life back. You can not only prevent disabling complications, but also effectively stop the progression of the disease. Recent research proves the key is tight blood sugar control.
Here, leading diabetes researcher Dr. William T. Cefalu distills the latest studies and offers a breakthrough program to halt your symptoms. Combining cutting-edge conventional and alternative therapies now available, Stop Diabetes Now arms you with the most up-to-date information, explaining:
*How to control your glucose level painlessly and effectively
*The incredible benefits of careful nutrition and simple exercise
*How to manage your hunger
*When medication makes sense
*Which supplements have been proven to make a difference
Stop Diabetes Now proves that diabetes doesn't have to be a grim sentence. Fight back and take charge of your health today with this simple step- by-step program.
In this highly readable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. In addition to his five basic steps, a set of lifelong habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels, Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight—for good.
Written by diabetes expert Dr David Cavan and in association with diabetes.co.uk, the UK's largest online diabetes community, Reverse Your Diabetes also tackles the myths and misinformation about type 2 diabetes. This is an essential book that will empower you to take control of your diabetes and maximise your health for good.
The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet is a radical new approach to the biggest health epidemic threatening us today...
Our modern diet, high in low-quality carbohydrates, is damaging our bodies—producing a constant overload of sugar in our bloodstream that clogs up our arteries and piles hidden fat into our internal organs. The result has been a doubling in the number of type 2 diabetics, as well as a surge in those with a potentially hazardous condition—prediabetes. It is now known that even moderately elevated blood sugar levels can trigger heart disease, stroke, dementia, and cancer.
But scientists have recently demonstrated that you can prevent and even reverse type 2 diabetes with a simple change in diet and lifestyle. Drawing on the work of Dr. Roy Taylor—one of the UK’s foremost diabetes experts—and his own experience as a one-time diabetic, Dr. Michael Mosley presents a groundbreaking, science-based, 8-week plan for diabetics who want to reverse their condition (and then stay off medication). He also offers a more flexible regime for people interested in the extensive health benefits to be gained from lowering their blood sugar levels and shedding dangerous fat.
As Dr. Mosley says, it is never too late to act.
Type 2 diabetes is Australia's fast-growing chronic disease, yet it can be prevented with the right diet and regular exercise. Whether you have already been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or are pre-diabetic and hoping to avoid full-blown diabetes, this easy-to-understand book teaches you how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and good blood glucose control so that you can prevent long-term complications and live a full and active life.
An author team of medical professionals, led by Professor Lesley Campbell and Dr. Alan Rubin, offers essential guidance and critical advice for taking preventative measures to avoid developing type 2 diabetes in the first place. For those who have already been diagnosed, the authors walk you through how to deal with type 2 and clearly explain how it affects your body.Highlights ways to manage the daily impact that type 2 has on your life and prevent long-term complications Devotes an entire chapter to foot care Explains glucose monitoring as well as medications that you should be familiar with Details a healthy eating and exercise plan for getting a handle on your type 2 diabetes Makes suggestions for additional resources so you can learn more about your diabetes
With a focus on the specific concerns of type 2 diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes For Dummies is a reliable, locally relevant resource on diabetes management.