Outsmart Diabetes 1-2-3: A 3-Step Plan to Balance Sugar, Lose Weight, and Reverse Diabetes Complications

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For the more than 21 million Americans who currently suffer from diabetes, there simply is no other reference that can match the breadth and depth of expertise found here. To prepare this book, the editors of Prevention interviewed dozens of endocrinologists, nutritionists, exercise physiologists, and other health professionals who specialize in diabetes care. Tapping into the wisdom and advice of this "dream team" of diabetes professionals, they have put together an integrated plan of attack to fight the disease on every front. Unlike the vast majority of books on diabetes that zero in on a single component, Outsmart Diabetes 1-2-3 recognizes that diabetes is a multidimensional disease and therefore any effective management plan must take all contributing factors into account. The latest research shows that with a combination of targeted treatment strategies and sensible lifestyle changes, it is possible to slow—if not stop—diabetes-related decline.

Outsmart Diabetes 1-2-3 distills the latest, cutting-edge information on every aspect of diabetes management into a comprehensive three-step program, with each step targeting a key component of optimal diabetes control:

- Step 1—Treat and prevent diabetes complications
- Step 2—Change the lifestyle factors that can compromise blood sugar balance
- Step 3—Build a self-care regimen to safeguard against the disease's long-term effects

With Outsmart Diabetes 1-2-3, readers have the knowledge and tools they need to get ahead of diabetes—and stay there for good.
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The editors of Prevention, all top-level health practitioners, are dedicated to providing authoritative, trustworthy, and innovative advice for a healthy, active lifestyle. Among their titles are The Doctors Book of Home Remedies.
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Jul 21, 2009
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Health & Fitness / Diseases / Diabetes
Health & Fitness / Healing
Health & Fitness / Healthy Living
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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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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) 
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