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Foreword vii Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 Chapter 1 The Basics of Eating with Diabetes 3 Chapter 2 What You Need to Know about Weight Loss 19 Chapter 3 Understanding the Food Pyramid Plan 41 Chapter 4 Learning that Calories do Count! 57 Chapter 5 Watch Out for Portion Sizes 75 Chapter 6 Sugar and Carbohydrates: Not Forbidden Foods 87 Chapter 7 Figuring Fat: Which Kinds and How Much to Eat 103 Chapter 8 Read Labels 123 Chapter 9 Don't Give Up Your Comfort Food 139 Chapter 10 Eating out Healthfully 155 Chapter 11 Eat Your Vitamins and Other Helpful Substances 169 Chapter 12 Balancing Food and Medication 181 Chapter 13 Finding a Dietitian 201 Chapter 14 Can you "Live" with Diabetes? 207 Appendix Diabetes Cookbooks 215 Suggested Reading 219 Helpful Organizations 223 Useful Web Sites 227 Index 229
CAROLYN LEONTOS, M.S., R.D., C.D.E., is a registered dietitian and a certified diabetes educator who has been counseling people on their diets and health for almost 30 years. A tenured associate professor of nutrition at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, she is well published in professional journals for diabetes and nutrition.