The author of "What on Earth Can I Eat" is neither a doctor nor a dietician; he is simply a diabetic who was asking exactly that question in 2002 after he was diagnosed. He spent the years since then on a journey of discovery; initially to try to find the answer for his own way of eating and later passing that knowledge on to others on diabetes web forums around the world.
Whether you have just been diagnosed or you have been fighting this condition for many years, it is the single most confusing question facing you as a type 2 diabetic.
We are bombarded with conflicting answers from all sides; from doctors, dieticians, diabetes educators, magazines, newspapers, TV, the internet, family and friends. They all claim to be right but many will be wrong.
This book is intended to help you answer that question - for you.
One of the problems with all of those conflicting sources of dietary advice is that they are generalised. The people promoting the conflicting and confusing array of diets, herbal cures, supplements and other magic bullets do not know you as well as you do. Nor do they know your other medical conditions, your food allergies, your exercise limitations or how your body reacts to different foods at different times of day.
"What on Earth Can I Eat" is intended to show you how to find an enjoyable way of eating that suits you, and you alone, to help control blood glucose levels, achieve and maintain optimum weight, supply good nutrition and minimise the possibility of future diabetes complications.
The book also includes an effective weight loss plan and some recipes.
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About the Author
He spends his mornings reading and writing about diabetes and travel and has been active on a number of diabetes forums for several years, including the ADA forum and the dLife forum.
He also writes on his blog Type 2 Diabetes - A Personal Journey and his travel blog Born Under a Wandering Star.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
"what on earth can i eat" is a comprehensive book for type2 diabetics. it is easy to understand with valuable information. it has helped me understand how to control my numbers by testing and testing again until i can control my bodies response to food. good ideas and recipes in the back of the book. i especially like the salad/stir fry mixture.
There are a fair number of books about living with type 2 diabetes out there, and I've read most of them. This is one of the best - it's not really about specific foods - that will differ from person to person - but the practical matters of changing your diet, eating to your meter, getting used to testing, giving in to cooking for yourself, are all well covered here. The information and advice on managing eating in restaurants and while traveling are the most practical I've seen, as is advice on handling medications and needles in the new world of security checks. It's a very practical book about many issues of daily life with diabetes.