Alan L. Rubin Prediabetes For Dummies

ISBN 13: 9780470523018

Prediabetes For Dummies

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Accessible information on the causes, health risks, and treatment of prediabetes If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with prediabetes -- a heightened level of glucose, and/or impaired glucose tolerance - the time to act is now. Prediabetes For Dummies examines the signs and symptoms of this potential precursor to diabetes and offers up-to-date information about treatment. It provides clear, practical advice on steps you can take to minimize the risk of serious health consequences. This plain-English guide shows you how to stop prediabetes in its tracks and prevent it from progressing to diabetes. You'll learn how to recognize the symptoms of this often-undiagnosed condition, and what to do if you think you may be prediabetic. You'll also discover how simple lifestyle changes, such as changes in your diet and moderate exercise, can put the brakes on prediabetes and even reverse the condition.* Offers clear explanations of prediabetes causes, health risks, and treatment* Includes the latest advances in the use of diabetes medications to treat prediabetes* Provides diet suggestions, meal plans, and exercise tips* Contains helpful suggestions for friends and family members who want to support a loved one with prediabetes While there is no cure for diabetes, it can be prevented if prediabetes is diagnosed and treated early. Packed with valuable information for patients of all ages, Prediabetes For Dummies is an important resource for taking control of this dangerous condition.


The tools you need to stop prediabetes in its tracks

An estimated 60 million people in the United States have prediabetes, a condition that, if not addressed, can lead to serious long-term health problems. Prediabetes For Dummies gives you a look at the signs of this precursor to diabetes and offers up-to-date and easy-to-understand information about how it can be treated and reversed.

  • Battling an unhealthy lifestyle — information on identifying problem foods, facing your weight, the risks of being sedentary, and the impact of stress
  • Getting a diagnosis — clear coverage of the tests you'll need to secure a diagnosis and how to interpret results

  • Avoiding or reversing prediabetes — practical tips on how to stay away from problem foods, change your eating habits, and exercise daily

  • Realizing the dangers of moving toward diabetes — facts on the short- and long-term consequences of diabetes, including how it affects sexual health and pregnancy

  • Considering weight-loss surgery — trusted advice on bariatric surgery and what it can (and can't) do for you

  • Seeing a healthier you in three months — an easy-to-follow, week-by-week plan to confront prediabetes

  • Understanding the prediabetes epidemic — a practical overview of the origins and threats of prediabetes, the people it affects, and its devastating toll on the lives of children and adults, our healthcare system, and our nation

Open the book and find:

  • Whether you're at risk for prediabetes
  • Food ingredients to avoid

  • Tips for shopping for food

  • Detailed instructions on starting a simple exercise plan

  • Special considerations for children and the elderly

  • When to consider surgery for an obese child

  • Coverage of gestational diabetes

  • Ten staples to keep in the kitchen

  • Online resources for additional information and support

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