A Crash Course in Stopping Diabetes

A Crash Course in Stopping Diabetes

by Editors of Thunder Bay Press (Editor)


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Take charge of your health with this informative guide to preventing and controlling diabetes.

Preventing and managing diabetes is a major health issue for more than 400 million people across the world, with that number expected to rise in the future. The condition can be managed through lifestyle changes, medical treatment, improved nutrition, and other preventive measures, leading to an improved quality of life. A Crash Course in Stopping Diabetes is a comprehensive guide to help readers control the condition, rather than letting it control their lives. Testing tools, lifestyle tips, delicious recipes, and the latest medical research are included in this book, making it an invaluable resource for anyone concerned about the short- and long-term effects of diabetes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684120949
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Thunder Bay Press is an imprint of Printers Row Publishing Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Readerlink Distribution Services, LLC, the largest full-service book distributor to non-trade booksellers in North America. Thunder Bay publishes across a wide and varied range of formats and categories, from fun, interactive activity titles and kits on subjects such as origami, cooking, crafts, games, and art to reference books suitable for gift-giving in categories like art, fitness, pets, travel, history, culture, sports, and nature. Thunder Bay Press celebrates the book in all its forms, and publishes something for everyone. They’re headquartered in San Diego.

Table of Contents

1 Take Charge Today 8

Do You Have Diabetes?

Dealing with the Diagnosis

What's the Game Plan?

Where to Get Support

Ready to Rumble

2 Understanding Diabetes 30

A Hidden Fuel Spill

Typecasting: A Key to Understanding

Type 1: An Insulin No-Show

Type 2: A System Breakdown

Gestational Diabetes: A Disappearing Act

Testing One, Two, Three

"Almost" Diabetes

When Diabetes Becomes an Emergency

3 Monitoring and Measuring 58

Worth the Effort Setting Blood-Sugar Goals

The Tao of Testing

Four Essential Testing Tools

Seven Steps to Reliable Results

Advances in Testing Technology

Highs and Lows: Why They Happen and How to Fix Them

Getting the Whole Story

Four More Important Tests

4 Eat to Beat Diabetes 84

Your "Eat to Beat" Game Plan

Remember: Calories Count

What's on the Menu?

Making the Most of Food Exchanges

Is Alcohol Off-Limits?

Making Weight Loss Work

5 Exercise as Medicine 112

Tailor-made Training

The Aerobic Prescription

Put the Muscle on Blood Sugar

Taking the First Steps

6 Drugs and Surgery 136

When Do You Need Medical Help?

The Medication Menu

Medication Marriages

Insulin: Who Needs It?

The Ins and Outs of Insulin Therapy

Calling the Shots

Injection Alternatives

Should You Consider Surgery?

7 Preventing Complications 166

Cutting Cardiovascular Risks

Caring for Your Kidneys

Being Wise with Your Eyes

Nipping Nerve Damage in the Bud

Sidestepping Foot Problems

8 Alternative Therapies 190

Words to the Wise

The Natural Medicine Cabinet

Exploring Other Therapies

9 Living Well with Diabetes 210

The Feelings Factor Coping with Your Emotions

Putting Stress in Its Place

Battling "Diabetes Burnout"

How to Think About Diabetes

Sex and Diabetes

Planning for Sick Days

Traveling with Diabetes

10 Breakthrough of the Future 232

The Quest for a Cure

The Future of Insulin and Oral Drugs

Weight Loss: Help on the Way

The Disease Frontier

Recipes 248

Crash Courses & Tools 276

Index 308

Credits 320

Customer Reviews