A Guide to Complementary Treatments for Diabetes: Using Natural Supplements, Nutrition, and Alternative Therapies to Better Manage Your Diabetes

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If you are among the 17 million American who have diabetes, you are probably working with a doctor to maintain an appropriate treatment program. But what if you could do more to improve your health? In A Guide to Complementary Treatments for Diabetes, Gene Bruno reveals natural ways to complement your current diabetes management. The author first explains what complementary therapy means, stressing that the treatments he recommends are meant to enhance your current diabetes program, not replace it. He then ...

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Overview

If you are among the 17 million American who have diabetes, you are probably working with a doctor to maintain an appropriate treatment program. But what if you could do more to improve your health? In A Guide to Complementary Treatments for Diabetes, Gene Bruno reveals natural ways to complement your current diabetes management. The author first explains what complementary therapy means, stressing that the treatments he recommends are meant to enhance your current diabetes program, not replace it. He then defines diabetes and details nutritional modifications that can be helpful in its control. The remainder of the book is devoted to diabetes symptoms and natural methods for dealing with them, as well as important information on potential interactions between prescription drugs and alternative therapies. Unique in its approach, A Guide to Complementary Treatments for Diabetes will help you assume an active role in your diabetes program and enjoy the greatest health possible.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780757003226
  • Publisher: Square One Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/28/2010
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 810,857
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, is the Dean of Academics at the Huntington College of Health Sciences. He has undergraduate diplomas in Nutrition, a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, a master’s degree in Nutrition and Herbal Medicine, and a graduate diploma in Herbal Medicine. Gene’s extensive research on natural products and herbal remedies has led to numerous articles published in trade and consumer magazines, peer-reviewed journals, and newsletters. He is also featured on the radio show Let’s Talk Nutrition.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

How to Use This Book x

Introduction 1

1 What Is Diabetes? 5

2 Food and Diabetes 13

3 A Basic Vitamin/Mineral Program for Diabetics 27

4 Controlling Blood Glucose Levels 51

5 Diabetic Neuropathies 67

6 Cardiovascular Issues 81

7 Circulation Problems 95

8 Eye Health and Diabetes 107

9 Weight Gain and Diabetes 117

10 How to Choose and Use Dietary Supplements 135

Conclusion 155

Appendices

A Following a Low Glycemic Index Diet 157

B Resources 169

C Complementary Therapies 175

D Body Mass Index 181

References 183

About the Author 221

Index 223

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