The Diabetes, Carbohydrate, and Calorie Counter; Second Edition

The Diabetes, Carbohydrate, and Calorie Counter; Second Edition

by Annette B. Natow, Jo-Ann Heslin
     
 

MORE THAN 3.5 MILLION NATOW & HESLIN COUNTER BOOKS IN PRINT

WHAT YOU EAT IS THE KEY TO MANAGING — AS WELL AS PREVENTING — DIABETES

The two nutrition experts who created the national bestsellers The Fat Counter and The Cholesterol Counter offer the first complete food counter for people with type 2 diabetes. They'll help you make the best

Overview

MORE THAN 3.5 MILLION NATOW & HESLIN COUNTER BOOKS IN PRINT

WHAT YOU EAT IS THE KEY TO MANAGING — AS WELL AS PREVENTING — DIABETES

The two nutrition experts who created the national bestsellers The Fat Counter and The Cholesterol Counter offer the first complete food counter for people with type 2 diabetes. They'll help you make the best dietary changes based on your needs with this easy-to-use, thoroughly researched, and up-to-date food counter, featuring:

• 10,000 food listings, including calorie, carbohydrate, sugar, and fat counts

• Popular take-out and brand-name food counts

• Information on how to find out your risk for type 2 diabetes

• Helpful charts, worksheets, and quizzes

• The latest news about sugar and diabetes

• Activity recommendations and eating out guidelines

From Abalone to Zucchini and beyond, learn how to make the right choices and stay healthy!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780743454315
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
02/01/2003
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
6.82(w) x 4.24(h) x 1.32(d)

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Introduction

Are you overweight?

Do you have any close relatives with diabetes?

Are you over 40?

Rosa R., a 47-year-old who weighed too much, went to the doctor because of a vaginal infection. The doctor treated her problem and found a second one. Rosa was diabetic.

Tom O., whose mother had diabetes at 50, visited the doctor for a checkup after failing the routine eye examination needed to renew his driver's license. After examining his eyes, the doctor suggested that Tom see his family doctor, who told Tom he had diabetes.

Rosa and Tom, like many other people, were unaware of the early warning signs for diabetes. Recurring vaginal infections and vision changes are two of them.

I

Diabetes, a chronic, incurable condition, is found throughout the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates 120 to 140 million people worldwide have diabetes. The number of people with diabetes in the United States is growing; from 1990 to 1998 the incidence rose 33%, totaling 798,000 new cases a year. One out of every 14 Americans — 17 million people — have type 2 diabetes. Many others have diabetes but don't know it. It's one of the leading causes of death in this country.

The risk of getting diabetes increases with age. It is estimated that 18% of the U.S. population over 65 has diabetes. Slightly more women than men are affected. African Americans, Hispanics, Pacific Islanders, American Indians, and natives of Alaska are at greater risk. Half of all Pima Indians have diabetes, making it a major health problem for this group. Lifestyle factors — not eating enough fruits, vegetables, and whole grains; not being active; andweighing too much — can also increase the risk of developing diabetes.

Copyright © 1991, 2003 by Annette Natow and Jo-Ann Heslin

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