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American Dietetic Association Guide to Eating Right When You Have Diabetes

The definitive guide to eating well and staying healthy with diabetes

" Nutrition is pivotal to diabetes care. This book is a terrific tool for managing diabetes through good nutrition. It’ s a guide you can use every day– a treasure chest of advice on how to eat healthfully."
– Richard M. Bergenstal, MD, Executive Director
International Diabetes Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

From the American Dietetic Association comes this authoritative guide to choosing foods to control your blood sugar and maintain an active, healthy lifestyle. It provides the must-know basics of daily diabetes care– from designing a food plan and preventing low blood glucose levels to losing weight and carbohydrate counting– so you can personalize diabetes and food decisions to fit your needs. You’ ll see how to manage blood fat levels and blood pressure– an important part of diabetes care– and gain invaluable insight into making healthy food choices and planning tasty meals. You’ ll also find tips on reducing sugar and fat in foods; quick and easy meal ideas; and a special section on prevention of type 2 diabetes.

  • Detailed menu plans for daily caloric levels of 1,200, 1,500, 1,800, 2,000, and 2,500 calories
  • Includes fast-food restaurant and ethnic food guides
  • Ratings for high, low, and moderate glycemic index foods
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments. Introduction. PART ONE: Understanding Diabetes. 1. Planning for Success. 2. Understanding Diabetes. PART TWO: Starting Your Food Plan. 3. Keeping a Food Diary. 4. Designing Your Food Plan. 5. Making Quick and Easy Meals. PART THREE: Key Aspects of Diabetes Care. 6. Using Blood Glucose Records. 7. Staying Active. 8. Losing Weight. 9. Preventing Low Blood Glucose. PART FOUR: Knowing What's in Food. 10. Mastering Carbohydrates. 11. Understanding Protein. 12. Learning about Fats. 13. Examining Vitamins,Minerals, and Other Dietary Supplements. PART FIVE: Planning Your Meals. 14. Discovering Carbohydrate Counting. 15. Using the Exchange System. PART SIX: Tips for Choosing Foods. 16. Enjoying Meals Away from Home. 17. Reading and Using Food Labels. Appendixes. Appendix A: Finding a Nutrition Expert and Other Diabetes Resources. Appendix B: Preventing Type 2 Diabetes. Appendix C: Your Food Diary. Appendix D: Food Exchange Lists. Appendix E: Fast Food Restaurant Guide. Appendix F: Ethnic Food Guide. Appendix G: Glycemic Index Guide. Index.

About the Author

MAGGIE POWERS, MS, RD, CDE, is a registered dietitian and diabetes educator. She has received the American Dietetic Association's Award for Excellence in the Practice of Clinical Nutrition and the American Diabetes Association's Award for Outstanding Health Professional Educator in the field of diabetes. She is also the author of Forbidden Foods Diabetic Cooking and Handbook of Diabetes Medical Nutrition Therapy. THE AMERICAN DIETETIC ASSOCIATION is the largest group of food and nutrition professionals in the world. As the advocate of the profession, the ADA serves the public by promoting optimal nutrition, health, and well-being.

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