The Everything Guide to Managing and Reversing Pre-Diabetes: Your Complete Guide to Treating Pre-Diabetes Symptoms

The Everything Guide to Managing and Reversing Pre-Diabetes: Your Complete Guide to Treating Pre-Diabetes Symptoms


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Your ten-week plan to avoid the onset of diabetes!

A diagnosis of pre-diabetes is certainly a wakeup call, but it is not a life sentence of daily medication and having to live without your favorite foods. Managing pre-diabetes is about common sense and moderation, not deprivation. The Everything Guide to Managing and Reversing Pre-Diabetes, 2nd Edition can help you find ways to alter your lifestyle and avoid type 2 diabetes. Inside, you'll find helpful tips on lifestyle changes, along with recipes for delicious, healthy meals your whole family will love, like:
  • Buttermilk pancakes
  • Rich and creamy sausage-potato soup
  • Soy and ginger flank steak
  • Grilled haddock with peach-mango salsa
  • Walnut chicken with plum sauce
  • Kasha-stuffed red peppers
  • Cranberry pecan biscotti
  • Chocolate cheesecake mousse

This trusted resource also includes a ten-week plan to help you see results immediately. Certified Diabetes Educator Gretchen Scalpi also provides you with techniques for helping children with pre-diabetes gain control of their health. With this expert guide, you can recognize unhealthy behaviors and eating habits—and stop diabetes in its tracks!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440557613
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 03/18/2013
Series: Everything®
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 224,312
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Gretchen Scalpi, RD, CDN, CDE is a registered dietician and Certified Diabetes Educator with more than twenty-five years of experience as a nutrition counselor. She served as a contributing reviewer for the 6th edition of Contemporary Nutrition, and is the author of The Everything Diabetes Cookbook, 2nd Edition. Scalpi is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Association of Diabetes Educators. She lives in Beacon, NY.

Robert Vigersky, MD served as the medical director of the Diabetes Treatment Center at Georgetown University Hospital and the Washington Hospital Center. He established the Diabetes Institute of the Walter Reed Health Care System, which is the premier diabetes program in the military. He is currently the president of The Endocrine Society.

Table of Contents

Foreword 8

Introduction 11

1 What Is Pre-Diabetes? 15

The Pre-Diabetes Epidemic in America 16

What Makes Pre-Diabetes Different from Type 2 Diabetes? 17

Risk Factors and Symptoms 19

Why You Can't Ignore Pre-Diabetes 20

2 Diagnosing Pre-Diabetes 23

Getting Tested and Understanding the Results 24

About Metabolic Syndrome 27

Minority Populations at Risk 28

Pregnancy and Pre-Diabetes 29

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Pre-Diabetes 32

Children and Teens with Pre-Diabetes 33

What to Do If Your Child Has Pre-Diabetes 35

3 Your Action Plan for Pre-Diabetes 39

Halting the Progression of Pre-Diabetes 40

Your Weight's Influence on Pre-Diabetes 40

Facing Your Food Problems 41

Get Moving (Every Day!) 43

4 Exercise: Essential for Your Success 45

How Do You Get Started? 46

Making Time for Exercise 47

Get Walking! 48

No Exercise = Little to No Results 49

Slow and Steady Wins the Race 49

How to Help Your Children Become More Active 50

5 What Can You Eat? 53

Keep It Simple to Start 54

Balance and Moderation Are Key 54

About Carbs, Fiber, and Whole Grains 58

Getting More Fiber Every Day 59

6 Translating Nutrition Into Real Meals 61

Reading Food Labels 62

The Glycemic Index 63

Grocery Lists and Your Kitchen Makeover 64

Helping Your Children Eat Healthier 66

Tips for Dining Out 67

What about Alcohol? 68

Making Recipe Adjustments for Your New Cooking Style 69

7 Breakfast Fare 73

8 Soups 85

9 Meat Dishes 99

10 Poultry Dishes 119

11 Fish and Seafood Dishes 143

12 Casseroles and Stews 163

13 Pasta, Rice, Grains, and Beans 179

14 Vegetable Sides 197

15 Salads 213

16 Salad Dressings, Salsas, and Sauces 231

17 Salt-Free Spice Mixes 247

18 Breads and Muffins 251

19 Reduced-Carbohydrate Desserts 269

Appendix A Your 10-Week Plan to Kick Pre-Diabetes! 287

Appendix B Resources 293

Standard U.S./Metric Measurement Conversions 297

Index 298

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