The essential diet and lifestyle guide for living well with diabetes and pre-diabetes.
Diabetes is one of the fastest-growing diseases in the world and is a contributing factor to the high rates of heart disease. It can also cause health problems related to blindness, kidney failure and amputation. It can be a killer.
In Australia and New Zealand diabetes and pre-diabetes affect 1 in 4 people. Every day nearly 300 adults and even children develop type 2 diabetes. And for every person diagnosed with diabetes there's someone else with undiagnosed diabetes. The good news is that these days we know a lot more about managing diabetes or reducing your risk of developing it.
Rather than blind you with science or swamp you with facts, THE LOW GI DIET: DIABETES HANDBOOK cuts through the confusion of conflicting advice and sets out clearly and simply what you need to eat and do to help you: reduce your body fat; improve your insulin sensitivity; improve your cardiovascular health; keep your blood glucose levels near the normal range.
This book is a practical guide to help you manage your diabetes or pre-diabetes with diet and lifestyle. The authors show what you can do for yourself - and why. Best of all, this information is good advice for all members of your family, not just you...
Professor Jennie Brand-Miller is an internationally recognised authority on carbohydrates and health. She is Professor of Human Nutrition at the University of Sydney. Kaye Foster-Powell is an accredited practising dietitian, providing consultancy on all aspects of the glycemic index. Together they have authored 17 titles in the worldwide bestselling New Glucose Revolution series. Professor Stephen Colagiuri, MD, is the Director of the Diabetes Centre and Head of the Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney. Dr Alan Barclay is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian, acting CEO of Glycemic Index Ltd and a member of the Editorial Board of Diabetes Australia's consumer magazine, Conquest, and Health Professional magazine, Diabetes Management Journal.