Newly revised and rejacketed--the New York Times bestselling authors of The New Glucose Revolution answer the questions millions of people have about the fluctuations in their blood glucose levels
Dr. Jennie Brand-Miller and Kaye Foster-Powell , authors of the New York Times best-seller The New Glucose Revolution,, and David Mendosa, a leading diabetes journalist, answer the most frequently asked questions about blood glucose levels. They address a wide range of concerns, correct common misconceptions, and educate how best to monitor and control glucose levels. Among the questions addressed are: What is a normal blood glucose level? What can I do to bring down my blood glucose levels when they're high? Can being stressed really have something to do with my high blood glucose? Which carbohydrates will raise my blood glucose the least? What is the glycemic index? When I crave something sweet, what should I have? This book is for everyone with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, those who experience blood sugar lows (or highs) during the course of a day, people clinically diagnosed with hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia, those with the metabolic syndrome or Syndrome X, and everyone interested in taking preventative measures to preserve good health. An indispensable guide, this book is for those who want clear, scientifically-based information about the connection between food, exercise, weight, and blood glucose levels.
JENNIE BRAND-MILLER, Ph.D., one of the world's foremost authorities on carbohydrates and the glycemic index, has championed the GI approach to nutrition for more than 20 years. Professor of Nutrition at the University of Sydney and the President of the Nutrition Society of Australia, in 2004 Brand-Miller was awarded Australia's prestigious ATSE Clunies Ross Award for her commitment to advancing science and technology. She is one of the world's most in-demand speakers on the GI and her labouratory at the University of Sydney is the world's foremost GI-testing centre.KAYE FOSTER-POWELL, M NUTR & DIET, an accredited dietitian-nutritionist with extensive experience in diabetes management, is the co-author, with Dr. Brand-Miller, of the authoritative tables of GI and glycemic load values published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.DAVID MENDOSA is a freelance journalist and consultant specializing in diabetes whose diabetes Web pages receive millions of hits each year. His articles and columns have appeared in many of the major diabetes magazines and Web sites. His own Web site, David Mendosa's Diabetes Directory, www.mendosa.com iabetes.htm, was one of the first and is now one of the largest with that focus.