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Chances are the reason you are looking at this book at this very moment is either because you suffer from these ailments, or you realize the fact that if you keep eating refined sugar you will soon have these same health problems.
Sadly sugar wreaks havoc in these, and so many other ways in many, many peoples lives, and even when people do try to “quit sugar” they often feel extreme moodiness, they feel tired, depressed, and anxious.
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I’m a diabetic and have been for 15 years. This mini-book is a brief collection of some of the experiences I have encountered, and provides information on how I have coped with those occurrences. If you are newly diagnosed, this will be a great starting point for your future. With diabetes, it’s imperative to be aware of what you are doing to your body and how it will react. However, it’s also very important to be practical. Life goes on and you need not live life on an island.
Things exist for diabetics that are not immediately evident to the newly diagnosed. I am hopeful that this collection of experiences will provide insight that you did not have prior to reading it. I have also provided my personal email address in the contact chapter to facilitate communication. If you have any questions, you can contact me and I will do my best to provide guidance. I am not a doctor and cannot advise you on medical treatment; however I can explain how I have handled situations to prepare you for discussions with your physician.
I hope you enjoy!
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Type I diabetes (also called insulin – dependent diabetes mellitus, or IDDM) takes place whenever the pancreatic cells in the do not do its work and they produce less than the needed insulin. If the pancreas does not even make insulin, the sugar cannot be utilized by the tissues.
To stay alive, the majority of these people will have to depend on insulin injections for the rest of their lives. Type I is the much less common form of diabetes — only about 10 – 20 per cent of all diabetics are insulin – dependent. This kind of diabetes usually begins in childhood or youth.
Type II diabetes (also called non – insulin – dependent diabetes mellitus, or NIDDM) usually occurs in overweight individuals who are beyond the age of 40. In Type II diabetes, the pancreas does still produce some insulin. There are instances that the body is simply not making enough insulin. In other instances, though, the pancreatic cells are producing normal levels of insulin, but that insulin is no longer useable since the cells’ insulin receptors — the “locks” — are shut closed. The pancreatic cells react to this scenario by making lots and lots of insulin. But when the receptors are not functional, even this cannot remedy it.
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More than a cookbook…an inspirational guide for readers with diabetes!
Gladys Knight doesn’t have diabetes, but the disease is never far from her mind. Her mother, Elizabeth Knight, died of complications in 1998 after living successfully with diabetes for 40 years.
Following her mother’s death, Gladys started the Elizabeth Knight Fund with the American Diabetes Association to help people living with diabetes. The singing legend has also been eating healthfully and exercising regularly for many years.
At Home With Gladys Knight’s is more than a collection of recipes. It’s an inspirational guide that people with diabetes can use to lead a full and healthy life with the disease.
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Completely redesigned for easy reading and fully updated with the latest research and information on current practice, medication, legal matters, and specific conditions, this new edition of a vital resource is full of tips, suggestions, and strategies to deal with chronic illness and symptoms, such as fatigue, pain, shortness of breath, disability, and depression. It encourages readers to develop individual approaches to setting goals, making decisions, and finding resources and support so that they are able to do the things they want and need. Originally based on a five-year study conducted at Stanford University, this work has grown to include the feedback of medical professionals and people with chronic conditions all over the world. Aimed at letting people become self-managers of their own illness, this book’s one simple goal is to help anyone with a chronic illness to live a productive, healthy life.
Gone are the old days of a highly restrictive so-called `diabetic diet.` Today`s commonsense guidelines for managing diabetes allow for greater flexibility and enjoyment.In this delicious new cookbook, the editors of Health Magazine present recipes that use tasty, whole foods to provide maximum health benefits and satisfaction. From simple, nutritious breakfasts to hearty, delicious dinners, your customers will be doing the right thing for their health-and their taste buds-with every recipe in this book.
Virginia Loy has been the chief engineer behind the successful management of her two sons’ diabetes for more than 12 years. Her sons, Spike and Bo Loy, have written a book to help kids growing up with diabetes, Getting a Grip on Diabetes, and now Virginia makes her own contribution to parents of children with diabetes. Virginia reveals her organized, experienced, and practical advice for helping children cope with and manage their diabetes from elementary school through college.
This is the story of a mother’s experiences and struggles the three years following her daughter’s diagnosis with type 1 (or juvenile) diabetes. Written in a narrative format, this book retells actual events and reveals the author’s personal feelings of guilt and helplessness and how it affected, and ultimately changed, her life. If you know nothing about juvenile diabetes, you will learn something from reading this. If you have been personally touched by diabetes, hopefully you will no longer feel like you are alone. Either way, there is something to be gained from reading this short piece, which could quite possibly open your eyes to a world you never knew existed.
Diabetes happens in a life that already has a story. This book, composed of nearly forty personal narratives, based on taped interviews, about the lives of actual patients with diabetes, draws upon the collective experience of an endocrinologist and two nurse practitioners who worked together for twenty-five years.
The people who describe their experiences with diabetes range from teenagers to physicians, immigrants, athletes, pregnant women, accountants, a prisoner, and a dairy farmer. They speak of the variety of ways they handle monitoring, diet, insurance coverage, sports, and fashion. Some talk of how they manage to drive trucks for a living or, for recreation, fly airplanes or go spelunking. Many speak frankly of their anxieties and frustrations.
The authors acknowledge that both the patient and clinician have a story about their relationship, and describe the richness and tension in their interaction. Families, too, are sources of both support and conflict. These relationships are acknowledged in the organization of the book, which is divided into sections defined by the main elements of diabetes control: patient self-determination, the role of the family, the social situation, and the patient-clinician encounter.
The book provides a wealth of information about diabetes, including material on prevention, complications, and new technology, as well as a superb glossary, but it is not intended as a textbook on diabetes or as a self-care manual for patients. Rather the book provides a textured account of the health professional’s view of diabetes control and the perspective of the patient whose life is complicated by diabetes.
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I have diabetes. I’ve lived with it for years and years. I’ve done everything to learn as much as I can about it. I’ve made more idiot mistakes—accidentally and on purpose—with diabetes than you think would be safe. I’ve managed to stay very healthy. And by some standards, my life is pretty “normal.”
Throughout my extended career as a person with diabetes, the most important fact I have learned is that ANY BIT BETTER (…3%…5%…28%…91%…) IS STILL BETTER. It might be the most important thing you can know about your diabetes. Maybe we can’t make it go away.
Maybe we can’t make it perfect. Maybe we’re still mad that we got stuck with it. But we absolutely CAN make it BETTER. It’s not always easy, but it’s not complicated either. Diabetes gets Better if you make it Better.
Why do diets and nutrition programs come and go, yet people are still overweight and unhealthy?
Is the food and diet industry hiding nasty secrets about our foods?
Is there a secret to staying healthy and destroying disease?
This program is designed to completely transform your body from the inside out with simple yet powerful nutrition changes. No pills, diets, calorie counting, or crazy regimes. All the tools necessary to support, rejuvenate, and restore your body naturally is provided within these pages. Allow your body to do the work for you by activating its in-built disease fighting and weight normalizing mechanisms.
The effects are powerful; nagging health problems suddenly disappear, extra weight melts away, fatigue vanishes, and for the first time in your life you can experience a clearer, brighter, healthier body. You will know what it truly means to be healthy.
Including research from Dr. Colin Campbell (The China Study), Dr. William Davis (Wheat Belly), Dr. Joseph Mercola, Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. (Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease), and many other pioneer doctors in the natural health movement, this book is a powerhouse of the most dangerous food you need to avoid, and the most beneficial superfoods you absolutely need in your kitchen to reach optimal health and well-being.
7 Steps to Health clearly explains in layman’s terms how anyone can lose weight and eradicate disease just by optimizing nutrition, detoxifying the body, and turbo boosting the immune system to allow your body to naturally ease into a state of balance and perfect health.
Learn the truth about common and uncommon food items, powerful fat busting super-foods, dangerous additives, learn how to read labels, get the facts on popular diets, and loads of other hidden, suppressed, and overlooked diet and health secrets, studies, and doctor verified methods make this one of the last books you will ever need on your path to perfect health.
Some of the amazing things you will learn:
• The one real trick to eliminate calorie counting forever… this principle will automatically eliminate your cravings once and for all and restore your appetite! (The diet companies would rather you never knew this secret)
• How toxic food additives in most packaged foods are preventing you from losing weight.
• The common food additives promote cancer and diabetes.
• Learn which “healthy” grains get converted straight to fat.
• Find out how Splenda/NutraSweet and other zero calorie sweeteners in drinks actually make you pack on the pounds.
• Just one teaspoon of this widely used substance depresses your immune system by 50% for up to 24 hours!
• Learn the real cause behind diabetes, mood swings, fatigue, and arthritis. This substance present in most foods has been shown to be more addictive than cocaine.
• This toxic food additive over stimulates your nervous system causing headaches, anxiety, seizures, joint pain, and depression.
• People who eat this common sweetener showed enlarged livers, kidneys, and shrunken thymus glands.
• Find out which saturated fats will make you lose weight.
• Learn to distinguish between healthy fats and unhealthy fats (omega 3, omega 6).
• Why milk may actually be causing osteoporosis and other terrible health consequences.
• Learn how tofu, soy milk, and veggie burgers – touted as healthy products are sabotaging your weight loss and health.
• Why diet soda and juice is actually making you gain weight.
• This “miracle food” that has all necessary proteins and vitamins that will make you shed weight fast.
• Is butter actually good for you?
• Find out about these nutritious no calorie sweeteners that you can eat bucket loads of, and never gain a pound.
• The truth regarding food labels and lies that giant corporations write to fool you into thinking their food is healthy.
Pain has long been regarded as an unpleasant sensory consequence of neuronal activity in specific nociceptive pathways that is triggered by noxious stimuli, inflammation, or damage to the nervous system structure or function. However, classic models of disease and pain mechanisms do not adequately explain the commonly observed discrepancies between the extent of pathology levels of reported pain, the impact of experience of illness, disability, or in certain instances death, on the lived experience of pain. In other words, pain is not only a sensory event but a biobehavioral event as well. As such, it is subjective and therefore a significant cause of psychological suffering and even existential questioning. Thus treatment for many chronic pain syndromes, early in life, over the life course, and certainly at the end of life, remains an inexact science. The broad aim of this edited volume is to take a multidisciplinary, biobehavioral, and life course approach to understanding chronic pain. By way of introduction, the contributing authors review biopsychosocial approaches to understanding chronic pain and disability. Subsequent chapters describe issues related to communication and pain, pain and palliative care assessment, biobehavioral approaches to understanding common pain conditions, including pain in pediatric patients, pain in the older person, pain after traumatic brain injury (TBI), pain in the battlefield injured, pain in whiplash associated disorder (WAD), chronic low back pain, and adult cancer-related pain. Furthermore the volume addresses biobehavioral mechanisms associated with chronic pain, including stress and chronic pain, the biobehavior of hope, temporomandibular disorder and its relationship to fibromyalgia, and pain imaging, and reviews interventions for chronic pain including evidence-based pharmacotherapy’s for chronic pain, chronic pain and opioids, nerve block, trigger points and intrathecal therapies for chronic pain, neurosurgical interventions, and rehabilitation treatments for chronic musculoskeletal pain. Finally, the text discusses broader issues in chronic pain management, including psychosocial issues associated with chronic pain, spiritual dimensions of chronic pain and suffering, contributions from the humanities and social sciences in terms of understanding the chronic pain experience, and highlights ethical issues in pain and palliative care. The collaborators for this project are from diverse cultural and biomedical settings, including the United Kingdom, United States, Italy, England, Singapore, Canada, Australia, and Norway. The expertise in this volume span the fields of clinical medicine, neuroscience, neurosurgery, literature, anthropology, art, neuroanatomy, pediatrics, gerontology, pain imaging, health disparities, transportation, rehabilitation, palliative medicine, philanthropy, the medical humanities, oncology, physiology, anesthesiology, pharmacology, genetics, stress management, psychology, dentistry, complementary and alternative medicine, spiritual care, nursing, pain policy, and clinical ethics. Whilst highly multidisciplinary, authors explore the evidence base for chronic pain and palliative care in their individual professional areas and each has provided valuable insights with the hope that it will result in improved pain control and palliative care.
Finding the time and energy to maintain a healthy diet and exercise program is a challenge for any parent–but it can be a matter of life and death for parents with diabetes. Diabetes in pregnancy, if poorly controlled, can increase the risk of miscarriage, birth defects, and prematurity. Mood swings and personality changes during a parent’s spells of low blood sugar can frighten young children. And even on good days, it can be difficult for a parent to remember to check their glucose levels in the haste of getting the kids off to school.
From the psychological to the medical to the purely practical, Kathryn Gregorio Palmer guides parents with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes through the ups and downs of staying healthy while raising a family. Helpful for adoptive and stepparents as well as moms and dads, the book
answers questions such as:
• What are the risks of being pregnant with diabetes?
• Will I have the energy to handle a rambunctious child?
• Where can I hide my juice boxes so the kids don’t accidentally drink them all?
A mother of two, Palmer blends her own experience with expert advice and tips from other parents to create a compassionate and useful handbook that parents with diabetes will find indispensable.
You can help prevent and control diabetes through simple diet and lifestyle changes that are a pleasure to make instead of a chore. This book shows you how. Drawing on the latest diabetes research, Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Diabetes presents a complete and sensible plant-based nutrition program that can help you prevent, manage, and, in certain cases, even reverse diabetes.
Covering Type 1(childhood-onset), Type 2 (adult-onset), and gestational diabetes, this book provides detailed nutritional guidelines that have been carefully drafted by Physicians Committee diabetes experts, along with nearly 100 delicious, easy-to-make recipes to help you put these healthy eating principles to work right away. Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Diabetes contains important information on:
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Whether you or a loved one has diabetes or is at risk of developing it, this book will give you the crucial knowledge you need to take charge now-of your diet, your health, and your life.
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Too many people fight against their own brain and body chemistry when trying to lose weight. This is the reason that up until now, diets have only had a 2% success rate. Tired of saying, “I can’t do this!” when looking at diet programs? Then let Dr. Colbert help you take advantage of the latest medical breakthroughs that show you how to work with your body, rather than against it to lose weight easily and keep it off for life. Forget the old diets that work against you. With Dr. Colbert’s diet, you can say, “I can do this!”
As a medical doctor, Don Colbert deals every day with getting verifiable results that prove a patient is on his or her way to long-term health, not just fixing an immediate problem. And that is what this book is about. Far from being a diet, this program offers principles that are meant to last for life, principles that have been proven to work for thousands of individuals for more than a decade and counting. Dr. Colbert helps readers:
To that end, you won’t find a better warrior in the war on diabetes than reading this book.
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Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus is the most common type of Diabetes, and is the source of much confusion.
There are many treatment options available, including new insulin products. But what are they and how can you know which ones are the right choice for you.
It is crucial for you to understand all your options when dealing with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Being knowledgable is still the best option available.
It is important to know that you have done everything possible to fight Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus successfully.
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We tell you everything you must know to help make the right choices today when dealing with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
We have put together, and detail the most proactive treatments, those with excellent results. We give you the doctors who are leading the field, their address, contact info and e-mails.
We explain in plain English what the therapies are, how they work, why they work and most importantly the results.
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus is more than a disease, its curable.
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While we don’t promise a cure, we will tell you everything you must know to help you make the right decision, today!
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Need to know all about diabetes? This book tells all in easy to understand language. For several possible reasons, ranging from dietary trends to sedentary lifestyles, diabetes is becoming a more common affliction, as almost every person knows someone who has been diagnosed with the disease. There are several types of diabetes, with the most common ones known as Type I and Type II conveniently, and in order to manage the disease, it is imperative that a person knows the difference between the two. Type I used to be known as Juvenile Diabetes because it is an inborn metabolic error, with the patients born with the disease usually diagnosed during adolescence. It accounts for only 5% of all diabetic cases, and its management is different from the management of the other types of diabetes. Type II is the most common form of diabetes that is generally developed mid-life due to weight, activity or dietary issues, and it was known in the past as NIDDM, or Non Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus. Despite what type of diabetes a person has, current medical and nutritional knowledge allows the diabetic to take control of his or her health by following the recent guidelines for diet and exercise.
Unlike many diseases that rely mainly upon pharmaceuticals prescribed and regulated by physicians, diabetes is reliant on nutritional intake and exercise, regulated by the patient. Thus, a person with diabetes can take charge of his or her body and follow nutritional guidelines, making diabetes a disease that can be controlled by the patient instead of the patient being controlled by the disease.
Some dietary guidelines assembled for diabetics are confusing and make the dietary restrictions of diabetes seem unmanageable, if not impossible. Fortunately, nutritional guidelines for diabetes are quite easy to follow when put together in an order that makes sense and gives the patient palatable choices for meals, as well as a feeling of control over all aspects of their life, not just their diet. Guidelines that focus on what can be included in a diet, rather than focus on what cannot be, make the lifestyle changes that are required to control diabetes manageable instead of restrictive and impossible. Also, a sample menu is included that encompasses an entire week’s worth of meals and snacks, showing that nutrient rich foods, low in sugar can be both delicious and diabetic-friendly. Of course, menus listing tasty items are nice to look at, but not much use without the recipes, so the recipes are also included with the menus. Having the recipes enables the patient to see what ingredients comprise the dishes, and gives them a template from which to make their own, personalized menu. The recipes are also necessary to figure out the nutritional content of the meals, since a careful account of dietary intake is the key to managing and controlling diabetes. Lastly, in order to keep a diet under control and easy to handle, accurate food records need to be kept. Such food records, or daily food journals, are easiest when kept in a sensible, organized chart with the nutrients tallied daily and weekly, along with consistent records of blood sugar levels. Over time, such careful journals will help discern what foods, types of exercise or medications are most useful to manage one’s diabetes since every person’s metabolism is unique and will respond differently to certain foods.
Many times, information that is helpful to people who have been diagnosed with diabetes is a bit convoluted because the information is spread among different pamphlets, websites and books. This book explains the two most common forms of diabetes, with an overview of how Type I and Type II work, as well as detailing the symptoms, and explaining the idea of diabetic food exchanges, which makes management of the disease a little easier with all pertinent information being found in one place.