Beyond Powerful: Your Chronic Illness is Not Your Kryptonite

Morgan James Publishing
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An author with autoimmune Type 1 diabetes reveals how you can achieve what you want—even while battling chronic health issues.
Are you frustrated by being constantly sidelined by your health? Do you feel like every time you dig into a project your chronic disease gets in the way? Do you worry that living with a chronic illness means you will never feel well enough to reach your goals?
In Beyond Powerful, Lala Jackson offers personal anecdotes of being an overachiever living with autoimmune disease—as well as inspiring, entertaining stories of go-getters who use the superpowers they’ve developed by dealing with chronic illness in order to reach massive goals.
If you are someone who lives with chronic health issues and are searching for a way to keep running toward exactly what you want to bring to the world, then Beyond Powerful has the answers you need!
“I’ve often said that I can’t regret living with autoimmune disease because that experience helped sculpt who I am. Beyond Powerful embraces this positive mindset and takes it to a whole new level, allowing us to appreciate the skills honed through the challenges of chronic illness and, even more importantly, giving us permission to be empowered and improved, yet never defined, by our diseases.” —Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, PhD, New York Times–bestselling author of The Paleo Approach
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About the author

Lala Jackson has been navigating the world of being an over-achieving go-getter who lives with chronic disease since she was 10 years old and diagnosed with autoimmune type 1 diabetes. She uses two machines – an insulin pump and a continuous glucose monitor, both of which are attached to her body 24/7 – to keep herself alive. However, chronic disease doesn’t run her life. She loves adventures, always has more than a few projects in the works, and doesn’t know how to do much of anything halfway. When not speaking or writing, Lala lives in Brooklyn, does work for a non-profit with a mission to cure type 1 diabetes, and loves traveling to literally anywhere with a swimmable beach, whipping up a paleo concoction, attempting to not fall over in yoga, throwing paint on a canvas, or flat out sleeping. Because knowing when to rest is everything. She grew up between Hawaii and Washington State, graduated from the University of Miami in Florida with a communications degree, has a heart for all things multicultural, and is obsessed with recognizing all of us who are beyond powerful – because chasing dreams while living with chronic disease is no small task. She’s also a Gryffindor. For more information, visit For speaking and writing inquiries, or for any other questions, email at
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Morgan James Publishing
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Sep 21, 2017
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Health & Fitness / Diseases / Diabetes
Health & Fitness / Pain Management
Social Science / Disease & Health Issues
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Every morning, more than 50 million Americans wake up to another day in pain. If you are one of them, you know the way chronic pain can take over your life: the lost work and missed pleasures, the harsh drugs or surgeries, the feelings of anger and frustration, the endless search from doctor to doctor. It doesn’t have to be that way.

This remarkable book, by one of the leading pain specialists in America, puts in your hands the resources usually available only at the most sophisticated pain clinics. Recent research has shown that the solution to the puzzle of pain is almost never one “magic bullet” treatment. What works is a combination of therapies--often three or more--customized to your individual needs. Some drugs or surgeries can actually make your condition worse, while surprisingly gentle alternative therapies can provide measurable, lasting relief. The key is knowing how to combine the best of both conventional and alternative medicine.

Dr. James Dillard offers you what few physicians today are trained to provide:

• fascinating new information on how pain affects your body and mind--including six myths that can keep you from healing
• a detailed guide to more than 40 treatment methods, from state-of-the-art microsurgery and pharmaceuticals to acupuncture,
yoga, and biofeedback
• individual chapters on the 12 most common types of pain, from arthritis and back pain to fibromyalgia and migraines--clearly indicating what works and what to avoid
• The Pain-Control Diet--and 20 top supplements for pain relief
• how to build your pain-management team and get what you need from your insurance company
• checklists, self-evaluations, and guides for tracking treatment
• special chapters on children, seniors, pregnant women, terminal pain--plus how you can help a loved one in pain

You can take back your life from pain. The Chronic Pain Solution will guide you every step of the way.
This Book Covers The Following Topics:

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

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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.


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

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) 
Summary of The End of Diabetes by Joel Fuhrman | Includes Analysis



First published in 2012, The End of Diabetes: The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Diabetes is an argument for diabetics and health care professionals to change their perspective on conventional treatments of diabetes to instead prioritize healthy diet and lifestyle changes for improved outcomes. By following the practical steps and the meal plan recipes that author Joel Fuhrman describes, type 1 diabetics can reduce their insulin dependence and type 2 diabetics can defeat their disease altogether, ending their reliance on insulin and other medications entirely.

Every year, the population of diabetics in the United States grows. In large part, this concerning and costly trend can be prevented and even reversed. By 2012, approximately 90 percent of American diabetics had type 2 diabetes, the form of the illness that is almost universally brought on by obesity and poor nutrition. For Americans who have yet to develop type 2 diabetes… 

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