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What to Eat if You Have Diabetes (revised): Healing Foods that Help Control Your Blood Sugar [Paperback]

Maureen Keane , Daniella Chace
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1 Jan 2007

Fully updated based on the latest research 

This new edition of What to Eat If You Have Diabetes is an invaluable guide to helping patients, their families, and their caregivers develop an individualized program for stabilizing blood sugar and maintaining an all-around healthy lifestyle. The book features revised diabetes management guidelines, new lab tests, and the latest research on gestational diabetes, hypoglycemia, and insulin resistance. New whole-food diet plans, additional menus and recipes, and instructions for carbohydrate counting are also included.


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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Contemporary; 2 edition (1 Jan 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071473971
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071473972
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,235,602 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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For those who have or are newly diagnosed with diabetes (over 17 million
diagnosed) and those at risk (over 16 million people have pre-diabetes) as
well as family members who want to help.

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Daunted by diets? Confused by carbs? Frustrated with fiber?
Find out exactly what to eat when you're living with diabetes

If you or someone you love has diabetes, you know how hard it is to make sense of all the dietary restrictions­­and how challenging it can be to plan and prepare meals. Now, with this user-friendly guide from two licensed nutritionists, you can take control of your life and enjoy the foods you love.

In simple, easy-to-understand language, the experts explain everything you need to know about diet and medication, providing specific menus to suit every lifestyle. Instead of sweeping generalizations such as "eat complex carbohydrates," they tell you exactly what foods you need to control blood sugar and manage a range of diabetic needs.

Based on the latest research, What to Eat if You Have Diabetes includes:

  • Simple, food-specific guidelines
  • Delicious, easy-to-make recipes
  • Complete, nutritious meal plans

This new edition also offers easy exercise and lifestyle tips, as well as updated sections on noninsulin medications, gestational diabetes, hypoglycemia, hypertension, obesity, and more. If you want to be healthy and happy, What to Eat if You Have Diabetes is just what you're looking for.


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4.0 out of 5 stars Informative book in good condition. 21 May 2014
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Very informative book and in good condition. I have brought this book for a teenager who has diabetics and feel this will give her a better understanding of how her body works.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Too many errors to be reliable 31 Dec 2001
By Kit - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I was very excited to receive this book, but was disappointed upon reading it. I am a librarian who specializes in biological information, and I found this book to be full of both scientific and editorial errors.
The authors can't decide if there are 9 or 11 essential amino acids (most authorities say 8 or 9), and they sometimes mix up amino acids with fatty acids. These and most of the other biological errors are so basic that a high-school biology student should know better. As for the writing, I found non-sensical sentences and entire paragraphs misplaced (such as two paragraphs on legumes under the heading of fruit, instead of the previous heading of legumes where it clearly belonged). It appears that the text was not actually reviewed by a professional editor before it was published.
These scientific and editorial errors are extensive and can make the information presented somewhat confusing. Even worse, it indicates a lack of quality that makes all the information presented highly questionable. This is particularly bad because the authors often push very controversial points of view, which really need to be backed up by a high quality review of good science.
If you do read this book, I highly recommend that you also read books by other authors to get a more balanced view of how to live with diabetes.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful & Informative ! 27 Jun 2000
By Janine - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book has two main sections. Section one explains the phisiology of diabetes and of certain foods. If you ever wanted to know exactly how certain food groups effects your body's responses, read this section. It is fascinating. The authors themselves tell you to skip this section if you have no interest in it.
Section two describes exactly what foods & supplements are beneficial to eat if you are diabetic and why. It also lists foods in the category (ie: high fiber foods). That is the beauty of this book. many books tell you to eat complex carbohydrates, more fiber, etc but they hardly indentify the foods. The authors also talk about the Glyclemic index which rates foods according to how fast they convert into glucose in your body.
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2.0 out of 5 stars The same old low fat advice which only increases BS levels! 24 April 2009
By orpament II - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I cannot fathom why the medical field along with dietitians continue to advise diabetics to eat low fat and to eat grains and fruit. Any experienced diabetic who tests regularly knows that the only true way to lowering blood sugar levels is to eat low carb (and NOT low fat). As a calorie is a calorie, so is a carb a carb as far as a most diabetics go. Obviously a serving of broccoli is better than one of cake, however, intake of carbohydrates will raise blood sugars (it depends on portion). This is simplified however, new diabetics, your best bet is to test, test, test. I guarantee, you will see lower numbers when you eliminate most bread, pasta, and keep fruit portions tiny. You will also stop having carb cravings and lose weight. Bottom line, look at labels and account for all carbs (not just sugar).
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book! 10 Oct 2000
By Jean Weinstein - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
"What to Eat If You Have Diabetes" is a great resource for anyone with diabetes, their family members and friends. This book covers everything from the physiology of our bodies to dietary plans. It gives detailed explanations of how diabetes effects the body and what role diet and medications take in the battle against this disease.
There are chapters on exercise and how to eat smart while traveling.
The authors have also included a "suggested reading materials" list.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars waste of money 28 Feb 2013
By Tree Fitzpatrick - Published on Amazon.com
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this book is turgidly written. I bought it to read about food, meal planning, even recipes and nutrition but it goes on and on and on about explaining the body -- the title is very misleading, even dishonest.

and the authors write so cute I wanted to barf. They talk about organs in your body as different cities and then how cells move from city to city. I wish I were making this googly talk up but this is actually in the book, like they assume their readers are morons and can't read "your pancreas does this and your liver does that" they must not reallhy be writers, just want to write and they try to be creative but they just end up boring and lunkheadedly bad.

and only at the very end do yhou get a few recipes -- and the recipes are all very high carb. Um, hello, the audience for this book is diabetics who need to count carbs. any type of diabetic needs to carefuly control carbs but the recieps are higher carb than anything I would ever eat.

a waste of mhy money and I regret the purchse. No wonder my library didnt hae it. Mhy library only buys quality books This book is commercial pablum and bad writing.
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