Diabetes

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Orient Publishing, Aug 6, 2019 - Health & Fitness - 184 pages

Diabetes is not a disease of blood sugar alone. Like no other disease, it involves the entire body and all its systems. Therefore, controlling not only the blood sugar, but also the factors controlling blood sugar is important.

The book not only explains how diabetes can be controlled with greater attention to diet, weight control, exercise, smoking and drinking habits and a healthier lifestyle, but also provides up-to-date information on diagnosis, glycemic index of foods and long-term management of diabetes. It explains how to monitor blood sugar at home and gives practical guidelines and helpful advice for everyday problems of living with diabetes and leading a normal, healthy and active life.

Diabetes can be controlled. Scientific and simple-to-understand meal planers and exchange charts help you with effective sugar control.

 

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Contents

Understanding Diabetes
13
What is Diabetes?
15
Types of Diabetes
18
Role of Insulin in Regulating Blood Sugar
27
Risk Factors of Diabetes
34
Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes
43
Diagnosis of Diabetes
49
SelfMonitoring Diabetes
58
Pregnancy and Diabetes
92
Gestational Diabetes
103
Special Concerns of Women with Diabetes
110
A Bit of Basic Nutrition
117
Impact on Sugar Control
126
Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load of Foods
129
Healthy Meal Planning
139
Creating a Meal Plan
146

9Tests Everyone with Diabetes Should Get Done
65
Skin Care
70
Foot and Leg Care
72
Eye and Vision Care
75
Dental and Oral Health
77
Travel
80
Living with a Diabetic Child
82
Exercise and Diabetes Control
156
Weight Control to Prevent and Treat Diabetes
163
Whats in the Future?
171
Are You at Risk?
179
Interpreting Blood Sugar Test Results
180
Index
181
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About the author (2019)

ADA P. KAHN, MPH is a post-graduate in Public Health and a former member of the teaching faculty of the University of Health Sciences, and Chicago Medical School. Her background includes affiliations with American Medical Association and the US Department of Health and Human Services.

FRANK J. ISMAIL, M.S., Ph.D is a research scientist focussing on onset, progression and complications of diabetes in Asia and Africa. Key areas of his studies include screening, preventive intervention and effective communication on promoting healthy eating, weight loss, physical activity, and appropriate use of medications to prevent and control diabetes.

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