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268 pages

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Your doctor told you that you have diabetes but didn’t take the time to give you details about its complications or how to manage them. He did however give you a prescription and told you that you may need to use drugs for the rest of your life. Prescription drugs are not the only way to treat diabetes. There is another way to fight diabetes that is so simple, it seems almost incredible. A list of foods to avoid that may be causing diabetes (insulin resistance in cells or pancreas dysfunction) and a list of foods that can help you combat the disease (decrease insulin resistance and improve pancreatic function).

Overcome Diabetes Naturally is an A-Z reference manual for type 1 & 2 diabetes and its complications as well as treatments. Its all-natural approach to diabetes treatment will change your life for the better plus lessen your dependence on prescription drugs and its imminent complications.

Outline of the most important topics

 

Section one: Diabetes and its cause

Section two: Complications of diabetes and how to treat them.

 

Section three: Weight control and the steps need for healthy change

 

Section four: Exercises for diabetes management and weight loss

 

Section five: Diet therapy for diabetes management and weigh loss (list of advantageous and detrimental foods)

Use of the glycemic index in meal planning

Sections six: Diabetes prevention (for adults and children)

 

Section seven: New alternative therapies and how to use them to overcome diabetes

What makes this treatment plan unique is an innovative system knows as health monitors. Health monitors is a new approach to diabetes management which incorporates tables and schedules for tracking diabetes progress and averting complications. The monitors range from weight evaluation to foods impact on blood sugar levels. This exceptional new system is a sure method to manage diabetes and help you stay on track. Get your copy. Start living a normal and healthy life.

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS……………………………v
PREFACE…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………vii
INTRODUCTION……………………………………………………………………………………………………………ix
SECTION ONE:
Understanding Diabetes……………………………………………………………………………………1
Three types of foods…………………………………………………………………………………………2
What is diabetes……………………………………………………………………………………………………3
Types of diabetes…………………………………………………………………………………………………5
Diagnosis………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………6
Statistics……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………7
Pathology (nature of the disease)………………………………………………………8
Etiology (cause of the disease)……………………………………………………………9
Symptoms of diabetes…………………………………………………………………………………………9
Contributing factors…………………………………………………………………………………………9
Testing for diabetes………………………………………………………………………………………14
Diabetes complications…………………………………………………………………………………21
Diabetes medication and their complications…………………………22
SECTION TWO:
Management of Diabetes Complications……………………………………………29
Importance of Management……………………………………………………………………………29
Diabetes precautions………………………………………………………………………………………31
Hypoglycemia……………………………………………………………………………………………………………68
Emergency self-treatment for hypoglycemia………………………………71
Emergency treatment for hypoglycemia……………………………………………75
Hyperglycemia…………………………………………………………………………………………………………77
Emergency self-treatment for hyperglycemia……………………………78
Choosing a medical team………………………………………………………………………………90
Coping with the stress of the disease…………………………………………91
Coping with depression…………………………………………………………………………………94
SECTION THREE:
Weight Control………………………………………………………………………………………………………97
Steps for change………………………………………………………………………………………………100
SECTION FOUR:
Exercise……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………103
Benefits of exercise……………………………………………………………………………………104
Restrictions for exercising…………………………………………………………………106
Determining your level of fitness…………………………………………………108
Dr. J’s Fitness level test……………………………………………………………………109
Target heart rate……………………………………………………………………………………………112
Exercise options………………………………………………………………………………………………116
Cardiovascular……………………………………………………………………………………………………116
Weight training…………………………………………………………………………………………………119
Cardiovascular exercise and weight training combined…120
Preventing hypoglycemia during exercise…………………………………124
Weight monitoring……………………………………………………………………………………………127
SECTION FIVE:
Diabetes Diet Therapy…………………………………………………………………………………131
Nutrients…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………132
Caloric nutrients……………………………………………………………………………………………132
Non-caloric nutrients…………………………………………………………………………………138
Healthy practices……………………………………………………………………………………………140
Glycemic index……………………………………………………………………………………………………145
Healthy philosophy…………………………………………………………………………………………158
Foods that aggravate diabetes……………………………………………………………160
Foods best suited for controlling blood sugar…………………167
Truth about sweeteners………………………………………………………………………………170
Food labels……………………………………………………………………………………………………………178
SECTION SIX:
Diabetes Prevention………………………………………………………………………………………193
Taking healthy measures……………………………………………………………………………193
Lifestyle changes and goal objectives………………………………………194
Children with diabetes………………………………………………………………………………195
Gestational diabetes……………………………………………………………………………………202
SECTION SEVEN:
Alternative Therapies…………………………………………………………………………………211
Introduction to alternative therapies………………………………………211
Treatments………………………………………………………………………………………………………………216
Supplemental treatments……………………………………………………………………………228
Instructions and guidelines for herbal preparation and use…237
Using juice in place of insulin………………………………………………………242
Vitamins and mineral supplements……………………………………………………243
Alternative treatments vs. prescription medication……250
Insight to diabetes management…………………………………………………………252
Troubleshooting blood sugar control……………………………………………253
A final word…………………………………………………………………………………………………………255
REFERENCES………………………………………………………………………………………………………………258
GLOSSARY……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………259
INDEX……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………265

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