The Diabetes Diet explores what people affected with type one diabetes and type two diabetes, pre-diabetes and obesity need to do to get mastery over their blood sugar control, metabolism and weight.
The scientific reasoning behind the low carbohydrate dietary approach is fully referenced and made easy by menu plans and low-carb recipes. You will be introduced to information and case studies that help you decide what level of blood sugar control, carbohydrate restriction and monitoring is most appropriate for your individual needs.
Children, adolescents, women needing contraception or planning a pregnancy, drivers, keep fit enthusiasts, and those with emotional problems or co-morbidities will find advice in this book for them. We also help those new to exercise fit it into their lives.
In The Diabetes Diet, doctors, nurses and dieticians will learn about the dietary approach endorsed by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the Nutrition and Metabolism Society but which is not yet taught in most NHS diabetes clinics or by the American Diabetes Association.
The complexities of insulin management for optimal insulin to meal matching is covered in depth and other medications used in diabetes are discussed. Many people think that a sensible and scientifically accurate approach to blood sugar management is long overdue for diabetics including Ron Raab, ex vice president of the International Diabetes Federation, who has contributed his story about how this way of eating and low-carb recipes have helped him manage diabetes in this book.
This book can help those with type 1 diabetes AND type 2 diabetes. It won’t cure diabetes, but it will make living with the condition so much easier.
But don’t just take our word for it – read what others are saying about using this method:
I managed to lose four and a half stones in weight and bring my blood sugars under control after I started to follow a low-carbohydrate diet of 60-80g carbs a day and I used the medication prescribed.
I take medications called Metformin and Sitagliptin each day. I found that with the low-carb diet and moderate exercise I have been able to keep my blood sugars under control.
And I must say I feel a lot better since eating low carbohydrate food.
I don’t have diabetes, but I did want to lose a bit of weight before my 40th birthday, and I offered to try out my sister’s diet when she told me about it.
I did the diet for seven weeks. I do have four young boys, so I needed quite a few quick and easy options such as Greek yoghurt, berries and flaked almonds for breakfast. I also really liked the moussaka recipe. I lost 12 pounds in the seven weeks – taking me from 10 stone 3lbs at the start (143lbs) to 9 stone 5lbs (131lbs).