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Thursday, November 10, 2016

November is American Diabetes Month

             Diabetes is becoming more prevalent among the American population. If you or a loved one is diabetic, you might want to read some of these current books.
            Ask the Experts: Expert Answers about Your Diabetes, is a compilation of pertinent questions asked by the readers of Diabetes Forecast. It covers such topics as nutrition, exercise and weight loss, monitoring blood glucose, insulin and oral medications, complications, and more.
            The Low-Carb Diabetes Solution Cookbook: Prevent and Heal Type 2 Diabetes with 200 Ultra Low-Carb Recipes is written by Dana Carpender. The book presents 200 recipes that are very low in carbohydrates (grains and starches). They also do not have any gluten, artificial sweeteners, or other processed ingredients.
            The second edition of The Diabetes Dictionary is published by the American Diabetes Association. It provides clear, easy-to-understand definitions to more than 500 terms relating to diabetes.
            21 Things You Need to Know about Diabetes and Nutrition is written by Stephanie Dunbar and published by the American Diabetes Association. This book answers the 21 most common questions/issues about diabetes and nutrition. It also includes information on carbs, proteins, fats, supplements, artificial sweeteners and more.
            Your First Year with Diabetes: What to Do, Month by Month is in its second edition and is written by Theresa Garnero. This is a week-to-week guide to managing diabetes and includes information about medications, exercise, meal planning, and lifestyle and emotional issues. It also gives easy-to-follow guidelines for creating a care plan.
            Dr. George L. King is the chief science officer of the Joslin Clinic at Harvard University. He has written The Diabetes Reset: Avoid It, Control It, Even Reverse It: A Doctor’s Scientific Program. In this book he presents eight evidence-based strategies to potentially reverse type 2 diabetes by resetting the body’s glucose mechanism.
            The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet: How to Beat Diabetes Fast (and Stay off Medication) is written by Dr. Michael Mosley. Here he is plan to treat and possibly cure diabetes using changes in diet. A diet plan and recipes are given.
            In the book Eat, Chew, Live: 4 Revolutionary Ideas to Prevent Diabetes, Lose Weight and Enjoy Food Dr. John M. Poothullil, a pediatrician and allergist proposes his theory that diabetes can be prevented through nutrition management. He recommends reducing our intake of carbohydrates,, increasing our intake of nutrient-rich foods, and mindful eating.


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