Prediabetes: A Complete Guide: Your Lifestyle Reset to Stop Prediabetes and Other Chronic Illnesses

Prediabetes: A Complete Guide: Your Lifestyle Reset to Stop Prediabetes and Other Chronic Illnesses

by Jill Weisenberger MS, RDN, CDE, FAND


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Prediabetes can be scary, but it's also an opportunity—an opportunity to "reset," to improve your health, and to get yourself in better shape than ever. Let Prediabetes: A Complete Guide show you how!

Nearly 10 million people in the United States have been told by their doctor that they have prediabetes, with tens of millions more estimated to have prediabetes and not know it. In fact, the latest numbers from the CDC suggest that nearly 1 in 3 adults currently have either prediabetes or diabetes.

These are alarming numbers, and finding out that you are that one out of three can be even more alarming. Shock, denial, and confusion are not uncommon reactions. But there is a flipside to learning you have prediabetes. It's scary, but it also means you've caught the condition just in time, before it's too late. Prediabetes does not mean you will develop diabetes. There are actions you can take to improve your health. Prediabetes: A Complete Guide, will reveal to you in detail what these actions are are and empower you to find the healthy eating and lifestyle changes that work best for you to help you achieve your health goals.

Written by Jill Weisenberger , a registered dietitian nutritionist, certified diabetes educator, certified health and wellness coach, and author of the American Diabetes Association bestselling book, Diabetes Weight Loss—Week by Week, this comprehensive guide will lead you through dozens of concrete steps you can take to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and other lifestyle-related chronic diseases. Taking an individualized approach to your lifestyle "reset," this book will allow you to choose your own path to wellness, help you gain a greater sense of wellbeing, boost your confidence in your abilities to maintain a healthful lifestyle, and potentially even help you reverse prediabetes and avoid type 2 diabetes and other chronic illnesses. You’ll be feeling better than you have in years!

Inside, you will learn to:

  • Identify your risks for developing type 2 diabetes
  • Set personalized and meaningful behavioral goals
  • Identify and build on your motivation for a lifestyle reset
  • Create positive new habits
  • Change eating habits for weight loss and greater insulin sensitivity
  • Choose wholesome foods in the supermarket and when away from home
  • Tweak your favorite recipes
  • Reduce sedentary time
  • Start or improve upon an exercise plan
  • Reduce emotional eating
  • Organize and track your progress with tools included in the book
  • Much more
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781580406741
    Publisher: American Diabetes Association
    Publication date: 05/22/2018
    Pages: 304
    Sales rank: 199,368
    Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
    Age Range: 18 Years

    About the Author

    Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, CHWC, FAND, is an internationally recognized nutrition and diabetes expert and certified health and wellness coach. She is the author of the four books, including the best-selling Diabetes Weight Loss–Week by Week and the new Prediabetes: A Complete Guide. Jill has worked as both a nutrition counselor and a diabetes educator in the hospital and research settings and now in private practice in Newport News, VA.

    Table of Contents

    Acknowledgments v

    Introduction 1

    1 Prediabetes: What It Is and Why It Matters 3

    3 Preparing for Your Lifestyle Reset 17

    3 Building A Health-Boosting Diet 43

    4 Addressing Your Weight 65

    5 Meal Planning 91

    6 Shopping for Groceries and Preparing Meals 101

    7 Eating Away from Home 171

    8 Get A Move On 185

    9 Don't Be an active Couch Potato 205

    10 Sleep is not Optional 215

    11 Getting your head in the game 223

    12 Changing Your Behavior When Change is Hard 239

    13 When your Child is Diagnosed with Prediabetes 253

    Appendix A Possible Solutions to Your Common Problems 259

    Appendix B Worksheets and records 265

    Index 285

    What People are Saying About This

    From the Publisher

    “Most American adults could use a lifestyle reset, especially the 84 million who have prediabetes and are at risk for diabetes and more. Prediabetes: A Complete Guide is an empowering and comprehensive guide expertly written by Jill Weisenberger, who delivers an easy-to-understand approach to a complicated subject. I highly recommend the guide, which offers a wealth of insight into the condition along with recipes, and meal planning, grocery shopping, and eating out strategies to build a health-boosting diet, promote weight control, and power up your lifestyle for the prevention or management of prediabetes.”—Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RDN, Award-winning nutrition communicator

    “This book is highly enjoyable to read, and the recipes are great. The text, with its charts and worksheets, would be terrific to use individually, as a family, or in a group setting.”—Susan S. Braithwaite, MD, Endocrine Consults and Care, SC

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