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  • Hachette Australia
  • Hachette Australia

Prose: non-fiction, Family & health, Diets & dieting

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...

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Jennie Brand-Miller

Jennie Brand-Miller (AM) is Professor of Human Nutrition at the Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia. She is recognised around the world for her work on carbohydrates and the glycemic index of foods. She received the 2003 Clunies Ross Medal for contributions to science and technology in Australia. She is a past President of the Nutrition Society of Australia, past Chair of the National Committee for Nutrition of the Australian Academy of Science, and President of the Glycemic Index Foundation Limited, a not-for-profit company that administers a food symbol for consumers in partnership with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (Australia). Jennie is the proud recipient of two Nucleus (R) bionic ears.