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Master your diabetes : a comprehensive, integrative approach for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes
Morstein, Mona, 1961- author.
Publication Information:
White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, [2017]
Physical Description:
x, 543 pages ; 23 cm
"The evidence is clear: We are in the midst of a worldwide diabetes epidemic. In the United States alone, one in three Americans is either diabetic (29 million patients) or prediabetic (87 million patients), costing an annual $242 billion in medical treatments. In Mastering Diabetes, naturopathic physician and diabetes expert Dr. Mona Morstein shows how people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can gain and maintain excellent control of their blood sugar levels, preventing and even reversing existing complications through education combined with medical support and encouragement. This is the first comprehensive guide for patients, caregivers, and medical practitioners to demonstrate an integrative approach based on the "eight essentials" of treatment and prevention: a low-carb diet, exercise, good sleep, stress management, healing the gut, detoxification, supplementation, and medications. Topics covered include: Important physical exams and lab work Conventional diets and non-insulin medications Insulin Low-carb diets and how they apply to different food groups Lifestyle factors, including exercise, stress management, and the microbiome Diabetic supplementation Pediatric diabetes An indispensable resource, Mastering Diabetes will empower readers to take control of their condition and continue living full, active, enjoyable, and long lives."--
Introduction. Diabetes: victim or victor? -- Different types of diabetes -- Type 2 diabetes -- Physical exams -- Lab work -- Conventional treatment of diabetes -- The eighth essential: medicine (the insulins) -- The first essential: diet -- Diabetic low-carb diet options -- Essentials two through six: exercise, sleep, stress management, healing the gut and microbiome, and environmental detoxification -- The seventh essential: diabetes supplementation -- Diabetes and pregnancy -- Pediatric diabetes -- Diabetic challenges -- Diabetic complications -- Diabetic case studies and concluding summary.
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