What to Eat if You Have Diabetes: Healing Foods That Help Control Your Blood Sugar

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Daunted by diets? Confused by carbs? Frustrated with fiber?

Find out exactly what to eat when you're living with diabetes

If you or someone you love has diabetes, you know how hard it is to make sense of all the dietary restrictions and how challenging it can be to plan and prepare meals. Now, with this user-friendly guide from two licensed nutritionists, you can take control of your life and enjoy the ...

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Overview

Daunted by diets? Confused by carbs? Frustrated with fiber?

Find out exactly what to eat when you're living with diabetes

If you or someone you love has diabetes, you know how hard it is to make sense of all the dietary restrictions and how challenging it can be to plan and prepare meals. Now, with this user-friendly guide from two licensed nutritionists, you can take control of your life and enjoy the foods you love.

In simple, easy-to-understand language, the experts explain everything you need to know about diet and medication, providing specific menus to suit every lifestyle. Instead of sweeping generalizations such as "eat complex carbohydrates," they tell you exactly what foods you need to control blood sugar and manage a range of diabetic needs.

Based on the latest research, What to Eat if You Have Diabetes includes:

  • Simple, food-specific guidelines
  • Delicious, easy-to-make recipes
  • Complete, nutritious meal plans

This new edition also offers easy exercise and lifestyle tips, as well as updated sections on noninsulin medications, gestational diabetes, hypoglycemia, hypertension, obesity, and more. If you want to be healthy and happy, What to Eat if You Have Diabetes is just what you're looking for.

"...provides nutritional therapy plans that, along with other treatments, can help to manage diabetes...outlines which foods to incorporate and which to avoid when designing a daily diet plan."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071473972
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/20/2006
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 540,081
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Maureen Keane, M.S., C.N., is certified by the state of Washington as a nutritionist and is a member of the American Dietetic Association. She is the author of more than thirteen books on health and nutrition.

Daniella Chace, M.S., C.N., is a medical nutrition author, whole foods expert, and the author of over 20 books on nutrition. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association, The American Diabetes Association, and the Society for Nutrition Education.

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Table of Contents


Foreword     vii
Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     xi
The Body, Diabetes, and Nutrition     1
The Microscopic World Inside You     3
Organs and Organ Systems     21
Carbohydrates, Carbohydrate Metabolism, and Diabetes     61
Fats, Fatty Acids, and Diabetes     99
Vitamins and Diabetes     121
Minerals, Antioxidants, and Diabetes     149
Treating Diabetes and Its Complications     171
Non-Insulin Diabetes Medications     175
Managing Low Blood Sugar, High Blood Sugar, and Ketoacidosis     187
Dealing with Oral Complications and Motility Disorders     203
Gestational Diabetes     223
High Blood Pressure and High Cholesterol     229
Obesity, Overweight, and the Weight-Loss Equation     243
Diet Plans: Developing Your Nutritional Therapy Regimen     257
Climbing the Food Pyramid     261
Counting Calories and Counting Carbs     297
Higher-Carbohydrate Diet     313
Lower-Carbohydrate Diet     319
Recipes     327
Resources     351
References     357
Index     375
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