The Glucose Revolution Pocket Guide to Children with Type-1 Diabetes

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Type 1 diabetes, the more severe form of the disease, requires intensive day-to-day management, including carefully controlled eating habits and a regimen of insulin injections. Now the world’s leading authorities on the glycemic index explain how and why the glycemic index is one of the most powerful tools available to type 1 diabetics. Special attention is given to matching food and insulin, how the glycemic index is best applied to different ages of eating, and meal ideas and practical tips for coping with ...
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Overview

Type 1 diabetes, the more severe form of the disease, requires intensive day-to-day management, including carefully controlled eating habits and a regimen of insulin injections. Now the world’s leading authorities on the glycemic index explain how and why the glycemic index is one of the most powerful tools available to type 1 diabetics. Special attention is given to matching food and insulin, how the glycemic index is best applied to different ages of eating, and meal ideas and practical tips for coping with issues unique to various age groups. This guide will be essential reading for all type 1 diabetics, their parents and health-care practitioners.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615602575
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 5/9/2001
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi
How to Use This Book xiii
Part 1 The Glucose Revolution and Diabetes
1. What is the Glucose Revolution? 3
2. The Glycemic Index and Diabetes 5
3. Diabetes and Carbohydrates 8
4. What Type of Carbohydrate? 11
5. Sources of Carbohydrate 13
6. Why We Need More Carbohydrate 15
7. The Glycemic Index: Some Background 17
8. How We Measure the Glycemic Index 21
Part 2 The Glycemic Index and Your Child
9. Low G.I. Diets for Children 27
10. Who Benefits from Low G.I. Foods? 30
11. The Food Pyramid for Children 32
12. Blood Sugar and Exercise 34
13. Blood Sugar Guidelines 37
14. Handling Low Blood Sugar 39
15. Sick Day Hypoglycemia 43
Part 3 Food Basics
16. Cereals and Grain Foods 49
17. Vegetables 53
18. Fruit 55
19. Dairy Foods 57
20. Meat and Meat Alternatives 59
21. Fats and Oils 61
22. Sugar 63
Part 4 Age-Specific Information for Diabetic Children
23. Babies 69
24. Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers 74
25. School-Age Children 78
26. Teenagers 82
27. The Food Pyramid for Adolescents and Teenagers 90
Part 5 The Glycemic Index Menu Planner for Children and Teens
28. Breakfast 95
29. Lunches and Sandwich Fillers 99
30. Main Meals for Children and Teens 102
31. Just Desserts 106
32. Low G.I. Snacks 108
33. Party Ideas 110
Part 6 Your Questions Answered
The Meal Skippers 115
No Special Treats Required 117
Candy Concerns 118
Hypoglycemia After Sports 118
Infant and Toddler Concerns 119
Part 7 The G.I. Tables
How to Use the G.I. Tables 125
The Glycemic Index Tables 127
For More Information 143
About the Authors 147
Acknowledgments 151
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