Conquering Diabetes: A Complete Program for Prevention and Treatment

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Penguin, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 349 pages
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A cutting-edge, comprehensive guide to diabetes and prediabetes treatment by a world- renowned physician

The numbers are epidemic?more than 60 million Americans have prediabetes or diabetes?and the complications (heart disease, blindness, kidney failure) can be devastating. But they are not inevitable, says Anne Peters, M.D., who, in Conquering Diabetes, explains how prediabetes can be reversed and diabetes can be conquered.

Millions of afflicted Americans are confused, frightened, and often receiving sub-par treatment from inexperienced primary care physicians. As a university-based researcher and clinician, Dr. Peters is at the forefront of the latest developments in the prevention and treatment of the disease. Conquering Diabetes offers readers a complete program, including what foods to eat/avoid, which medications help/hurt, and how to get the best treatment from your doctor.

?[When] I was diagnosed with diabetes, I immediately sought out the best, Dr.Anne Peters.?
?Gary Hall, five-time Olympic gold medalist

?An excellent first-step resource for diabetics and prediabetics alike.?
?Publishers Weekly

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
xi
UNDERSTANDING THE DIAGNOSIS
1
DIAGNOSIS OF DIABETES AND PREDIABETES
3
THE DIABETES SPECTRUM
19
THE BEST POSSIBLE HEALTH CABE BEGINS WITH YOU
31
PREVENTING DIABETES
43
THE HIDDEN DISORDERS SYNDROME X THE METABOLIC SYNDROME INSULIN RESISTANCE SYNDROME AND PREDIABETES
45
CARBOHYDRATESENSITIVE FORMERLY REACTIVE HYPOGLYCEMIA
63
USING PILLS TO TREAT DIABETES
186
THE ART OF USING INSULIN
210
PREVENTING AND TREATING TYPE 2 COMPLICATIONS
222
MASTERING TYPE 1 DIABETES
251
TYPE 1 THE OTHER DIABETES
253
USING INSULIN IN THE TREATMENT OF TYPE 1 DIABETES
264
PREGNANCY AND THE TREATMENT OF TYPE 1 DIABETES
285
THE BENEFITS OF CARBOHYDRATE COUNTING
291

FEMALE TROUBLES INSULIN RESISTANCE POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME AND GESTATIONAL DIABETES
70
CREATING HEALTHY HABITS A SIMPLE APPROACH TO NUTRITION AND EXERCISE FOR PREVENTING DIABETES
89
BEYOND LIFESTYLE CHANGES MEDICATIONS THAT TREAT PREDIABETES
129
UNDERSTANDING AND TREATING TYPE 2 DIABETES
141
TYPE 2 DIABETES THE STEALTH DISEASE
143
GET REAL ABOUT NUTRITION AND EXERCISE
161
THE EXERCISE ADVANTAGE
304
A PRESCRIPTION FOR THE FUTURE
319
APPENDIX
327
NOTES
339
INDEX
341
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DR. ANNE PETERS is an internationally respected diabetologist and one of the top twenty physicians treating diabetes in the country. She is professor of medicine and director of the USC Clinical Diabetes Programs; her research has been published in JAMA, the American Journal of Medicine, and Diabetes Care. She has appeared on Larry King Live.

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