More people than ever before have diabetes. The disease affects an estimated 21 million adults and children in the US and many people with the disease don't have it under control. Unlike years ago, you have a good chance of living an active and healthy life with diabetes - provided you work with your health-care team to take the necessary steps to control your blood sugar. This title covers: the pre-diabetes stage — taking charge to prevent diabetes; types of diabetes; symptoms and risk factors; treatments and strategies for managing your blood sugar; avoiding serious complications; advances in insulin delivery and new medications; and, recipes
Provides practical advice to help successfully manage diabetes and reduce the risk of serious complications, discussing monitoring blood sugar, developing an eating plan, achieving a healthy weight, and diabetes in children.
#1 New York Times bestseller adapted for people with diabetes. Now in paperback—with 16 brand-new pages, full of menus, designed to kick-start your weight loss and control your blood sugar. #1 New York Times bestseller adapted for people with diabetes, now in paperback—with 16 brand-new pages, full of menus designed to kick-start your weight loss and control your blood sugar.From Mayo Clinic, a leading authority in health and nutrition, comes The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet, adapted for people with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes from the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Mayo Clinic Diet. This reliable plan is what you need to lose weight to help you control your blood sugar. The medical specialists at Mayo Clinic have created The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet as a two-phase plan—Lose It! and Live It! The Diet helps at-risk people prevent and control diabetes by losing weight quickly and safely, and then maintaining that weight loss. The Lose It! phase is a simple, straight-forward, two-week plan that encourages quick but safe weight loss that can help lower blood sugar. The Live It! phase of the diet offers basic and manageable steps and lifestyle changes and choices that are designed to help participants lose one to two pounds a week until a healthy weight is reached, and then to keep the pounds off. Mayo Clinic's weight-loss and nutrition experts have packed this book with meal plans, practical solutions, and specific tips on how to improve health and lose weight safely. The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet tackles all the familiar obstacles that get in the way of weight loss—dislike of exercise, distaste of healthy food, too little time to cook well, a too hectic schedule, struggles with cravings, and minimal support from family and friends. It is a reliable and safe companion for losing weight and controlling diabetes, beginning immediately and into the future. "This diabetes diet isn't a fad; it's about changing your habits for the better," states Donald Hensrud, M.D., Mayo Clinic specialist in nutrition and internal medicine and medical editor-in-chief. "With The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet, people can truly manage diabetes, eat well, lose weight and enjoy life."
Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases in the world; the American Diabetes Association reports that 1.7 million new diagnoses are made each year. After her own diagnosis, Gretchen Becker became a "patient-expert," educating herself on every aspect of type 2 diabetes and eventually compiling everything she had learned into this step-by-step guidebook for others. Now in its third edition, The First Year: Type 2 Diabetes takes you through everything you need to know and do in your first year with diabetes. In clear and accessible language, Becker covers a wide range of practical, medical,and lifestyle issues, from coming to terms with your diagnosis to diet and exercise, testing routines, insurance issues, and the most up-to-date information on new medications and supplements.
Managing a chronic disease like diabetes can be overwhelming—especially if you’re among the 1.7 million Americans who are newly diagnosed each year. Here is easy-to-read, steady advice in this newly updated book, written by the experts, so you can live well with diabetes, not just manage it. What to Expect When You Have Diabetes is a reliable companion for when you’re swamped with questions but also have more information than you can absorb. The information in this book is geared especially toward people with type 2 diabetes, primarily because 90–95 percent of those with diabetes have type 2. Type 1 is more rare, but most of the treatment and lifestyle suggestions given here are helpful for both. A Q&A format, organized by topic for quick reference, provides authoritative but understandable answers to a range of questions, such as: Is diabetes a dangerous disease? Should I tell my supervisor and coworkers that I have diabetes? Will the medication I’m taking for depression affect my blood sugar? This book is a perfect companion to a health-care team and is sure to become a trusted reference as you live with diabetes.
Perhaps you’ve had diabetes for years. Maybe your doctor only recently told you that you have diabetes. Or you’ve learned that you’re at risk of diabetes due to factors such as family history or being overweight. In any of these cases, you’re concerned about your future. Take a deep breath and relax. Yes, diabetes is a serious diagnosis, but it’s a disease you can control. Mayo Clinic has been studying diabetes, and successfully treating people with diabetes, for decades. Now we’re putting our top recommendation—the single most effective step you can take to improve your condition—directly into your hands. The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet is a weight-loss program designed to help you safely lose weight to improve and control your blood sugar. Many Mayo doctors and dietitians have lent their expertise toward helping you in the pages of this book. You’ll learn how to take advantage of these life-changing benefits, as thousands of Mayo Clinic patients are already doing... • Lose weight and improve your blood sugar in just days with a two-week quick-start plan. • Continue losing weight and keep it off with guidance from Mayo Clinic doctors and dietitians, plus the healthy cooking advice of the food and recipe experts at Good Books. • Learn the one trait that most people who lose over 30 pounds and keep it off for five years have in common. • Take advantage of page after page of meal planners, recipes, tips on overcoming challenges and much more. If your idea of having diabetes means going on a “restrictive diet,” you’ll especially like the positive approach of this book. While it’s true that having diabetes requires changes in your life, this book is all about adding good things to your life, not saddling you with restrictions and limitations. Download your copy today and put this good news to work in your life right away!
Bob Greene has helped millions of Americans become fit and healthy with his life-changing Best Life plan. Now, for the first time, Oprah's trusted expert on diet and fitness teams up with a leading endocrinologist and an expert dietitian to offer a Best Life program tailored to the needs of people with diabetes and pre-diabetes. Coping with the unique challenges of living with these conditions can feel like a full-time job. That's why The Best Life Guide to Managing Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes takes a gradual, three-phase approach to improving diet and increasing physical activity and provides strategies for staying motivated. While offering clear guidance, the program is flexible enough that you can tailor it to your needs and abilities. The result: A way of living that improves blood sugar and helps you stave off heart disease, neuropathy, and other diabetes- and pre-diabetes-related conditions while reaching and maintaining a healthy weight. This comprehensive yet readable volume offers the information you need to protect your health whether you are controlling your disease simply with diet and exercise, are taking drugs orally, or need injected insulin. Detailed but flexible meal plans take the guesswork out of eating without making you a slave to the food scale or measuring cups. With complete nutritional analyses, the recipes for budget- and family-friendly dishes such as Vanilla Peanut Butter Smoothie, Cheesy Cornbread, and Slow-Cooked Pork ensure that you never have to sacrifice tasty food. Extensive reference sections, including a complete guide to diabetes drugs and a chart of the carbohydrate value of foods, give you quick answers you can trust, while a log for tracking your blood sugar readings, exercise, and medication helps you stay organized without hassle or added expense. With The Best Life Guide to Managing Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes, you won't have to let your life be defined by your diagnosis.
Provides information for managing, monitoring, and living with diabetes, and covers such topics as medications, new technologies, experimental therapies, and monitoring daily blood sugar.
Diabetes Weight Loss—Week by Week guides the overweight person with diabetes through the steps to lasting weight loss, better health, and perhaps even improved blood glucose control. The reader will learn to set reasonable goals; make better choices in restaurants, the grocery store, and the kitchen; self-monitor food intake, activity, and progress; read food labels; distinguish appetite from hunger; navigate a restaurant menu or buffet; examine motivation; and more. More than 23 million adult Americans have some form of diabetes, and more than two-thirds of the adults with type 2 diabetes are significantly overweight or obese. Many of these individuals feel that controlling blood glucose and weight are conflicting goals and that they must choose one over the other. This books dispels that myth by educating the reader about the benefits of good nutrition and weight loss. Losing weight may improve blood glucose; blood pressure; cholesterol and triglyceride levels; increase mobility, comfort, and confidence; reduce the risk for heart disease; and improve overall quality of life. Many overweight people have tried unsuccessfully to lose weight one or more times. Frequently, dieters lose weight, only to regain it within months. With this book's week-by-week approach and emphasis on incremental changes, the reader will increasingly gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence required for permanent change. Throughout the book, readers will learn from the triumphs of others by reading their brief stories. A handful of recipes will guide the reader to making changes in the kitchen. Among many other lessons and skills, readers will: Record and review their food intakePractice setting achievable goalsIdentify the benefits and sacrifices of changing eating and physical activity routinesLearn to deal with friends and family members who sabotage lifestyle change effortsLearn to recover from dietary setbacks and indiscretionsDiscover mindful eatingIdentify filling foodsDecrease portionsIdentify and avoid trigger foods and situationsPrepare healthful foodsCreate positive, supportive situationsGradually increase physical activityAvoid hypoglycemia while losing weight
Diabetes A to Z
Author: American Diabetes Association
Publisher: American Diabetes Association
Revised and updated, Diabetes A to Z covers everything a person living with diabetes needs to know in simple, direct, and easy-to-understand language. Whether the topic is eye disease, high blood pressure, or skin care, Diabetes A to Z gives the answers curious readers want to know. This new edition contains a variety of important updates, including information on new medications and insulins, new nutrition recommendations to match the Associations new dietary guidelines, an all new insurance section discussing new coverage options and details brought about by the Affordable Care Act, and much more! Appropriate for all people with diabetes and their caregivers, and backed by the credibility of The American Diabetes Association, this latest edition to Diabetes A to Z is the home reference every person with diabetes should own.
What Do I Eat Now
Author: Patti Geil, Tami Ross
Publisher: American Diabetes Association
Any person diagnosed with diabetes has one simple question: What do I eat now? When diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, doctors typically tell their patients to start eating healthy. But what does that mean? If figuring out what to eat seems like taking a test, here’s the solution, the American Diabetes Association book, What Do I Eat Now?. Written in clear, concise, and down-to-earth language that takes the mystery out of confusing nutrition recommendations, this indispensable guide can help readers make lasting changes in as little as a month. In only 4 weeks, readers can eat better, improve their diabetes management, and live a healthier lifestyle. With What Do I Eat Now?, readers will be able to: Start off fast – quickly turn their diet around Do It Right – learn what to eat and when Cut to the Chase – follow easy, straightforward advice from diabetes experts Leave Confusion Behind – learn essential nutrition tips everyday For those simply looking to be told what to eat, What Do I Eat Now? has everything needed to take the guesswork out of healthy meal planning. Start eating better today!
Banish bland…..so you can both enjoy dinner. A diagnosis of diabetes for yourself or a loved one can be frightening and overwhelming—especially when it comes to what to put on your plate. But with a few tweaks to your favorite dishes, managing diabetes doesn’t have to mean relegating yourself (or your sweetie) to culinary boredom. Diabetic Cookbook for Two offers: • 125 recipes tasty enough for anyone to enjoy, regardless of restrictions • Handy nutritional information for all recipes, including carb counts • Tips for cooking together and meal planning • 10 ingredients to keep on hand for when you need to throw dinner together in a hurry Create super-satisfying, heart-healthy, low-carb meals just for two with Diabetic Cookbook for Two.
Losing weight with The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet just got a little bit easier with help from this outstanding journal. Full of weight-loss tips, this journal is the perfect place to track what you've eaten, how you've exercised, your weight loss, and your daily blood sugar (glucose) reading. The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet Journal is the essential companion to The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet. The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet Journal includes: The Lose It! quick-start section that helps you keep track as you add 5 habits, break 5 habits, and adopt 5 bonus habits. The Live It! section of the Journal makes losing weight easier as you use this section to follow the Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid, record your activity each day, and keep track of your goals. The Journal also includes forms to create a weekly shopping list, menus, and places for notes to yourself. Each section includes space for you record your daily blood sugar (glucose) reading, as well as to record your weight loss. Losing weight with The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet just got a little bit easier with help from The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet Journal.
Many prostate problems — even cancer — can now be easily treated. Thanks to medical advances and important new discoveries at Mayo Clinic and other leading medical centers, we can share great news with Mayo Clinic Essential Guide to Prostate Health. This book is based on advice that Mayo Clinic doctors share every day in caring for their patients. In this book you will find: · When to get a prostate checkup, and what to expect · Our latest recommendations on prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, with detailed information on normal PSA levels by age · How doctors diagnose and treat an enlarged prostate, including new information on the two types of drugs currently used to significantly reduce symptoms of prostate enlargement · New guidance on managing incontinence and impotence, two common side effects of prostate treatment · Current medical options for treating advanced prostate cancer · New advances that mean better prostate cancer survival rates · What to expect after prostate surgery, including information on recovery time and getting on with life · Medical assessments of popular alternative therapies · And more Mayo Clinic Essential Guide to Prostate Health is an easy-to-read yet comprehensive guide to understanding, treating and living with prostate disease. It’s just the kind of thorough book you would expect from a world leader in medicine — Mayo Clinic.