Living with Diabetes: Dr. Draznin's Plan for Better Health

Living with Diabetes: Dr. Draznin's Plan for Better Health

by Boris Draznin
     
 

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Being overweight dramatically increases the risk of diabetes. Research shows that only a permanent lifestyle change can take weight off and keep it off—and thus prevent diabetes in those who might otherwise suffer from this debilitating and dreaded disease. Living with Diabetes: Dr. Draznin's Plan for Better Health offers a practical and scientifically

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Being overweight dramatically increases the risk of diabetes. Research shows that only a permanent lifestyle change can take weight off and keep it off—and thus prevent diabetes in those who might otherwise suffer from this debilitating and dreaded disease. Living with Diabetes: Dr. Draznin's Plan for Better Health offers a practical and scientifically proven approach to lifestyle change that will stay with you long term: a simple way to lose weight and keep it off, and to prevent or manage diabetes. Filled with anecdotes and down-to-earth advice, Living with Diabetes offers a dramatically different method of weight loss and management based on the refreshingly simple concepts of the Draznin Mile and the Draznin Calorie, two unique strategies that can help you lose weight quickly and safely. For this fully revised and updated edition, Dr. Draznin has incorporated mnay recent research findings in nutrition and weight management advances in our understanding of weight regulation, energy expenditure, and how Americans can learn to change the way they eat. An evaluation of "fad diets" has been added, while statistics on obesity and health have been fully updated. Dr. Draznin also weighs the risks and benefits of surgical approaches such as gastric bypass, and discusses the newest methods of treating diabetes and "pre-diabetes." Drawing on his successful treatment of thousands of overwight and diabetic patients over 30 years of medical practice, Dr. Boris Draznin offers a practical and easy-to-follow plan that will appeal to those who have or or are at risk for diabetes, as well as anyone interested in losing weight in a healthy and sustainable manner.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Amy Hess-Fischl, MS, RD, LDN, BC-ADM, CDE (University of Chicago Medical Center)
Description: In this book geared for people with diabetes, the author writes about how to incorporate physical activity and healthy eating into daily life. This updates the first edition of 2003.
Purpose: The purpose is to give practical advice to people with diabetes, using a plan dubbed "The Draznin Plan," after the author. People with diabetes are always looking for methods to cope with their condition and this plan offers another one for people to use, if they choose.
Audience: The book is targeted at people with diabetes as well as those at risk for diabetes.
Features: The book is based on the author's own program that uses a different approach to physical activity and meal planning. He breaks things down into "Draznin Miles" and "Draznin Calories," similar to Weight Watchers points. This is a unique way for people to approach behavior change and the author states that over 100 of his own patients have used this method. Although it is an interesting concept, the Draznin Calories do not take into consideration the amount of carbohydrates at meals, the main component that affects blood glucose. Some outdated facts appear in the book, particularly regarding medications, resources, and nutrition research. However, the Draznin Plan may be an interesting option for those at risk for diabetes to help them jumpstart weight loss and reduce their risk.
Assessment: The author infuses the book with humor and it is easy to read. A few new concepts were introduced in the second edition.
From the Publisher
"...an interesting option for those at risk for diabetes to help them jumpstart weight loss and reduce their risk. The author infuses the book with humor and it is easy to read."-Doody's

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195341669
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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