The definitive guide to eating well and staying healthy with diabetes
"Nutrition is pivotal to diabetes care. This book is a terrific tool for managing diabetes through good nutrition. It's a guide you can use every day-a treasure chest of advice on how to eat healthfully."
-Richard M. Bergenstal, MD, Executive Director
International Diabetes Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
From the American Dietetic Association comes this authoritative guide to choosing foods to control your blood sugar and maintain an active, healthy lifestyle. It provides the must-know basics of daily diabetes care-from designing a food plan and preventing low blood glucose levels to losing weight and carbohydrate counting-so you can personalize diabetes and food decisions to fit your needs. You'll see how to manage blood fat levels and blood pressure-an important part of diabetes care-and gain invaluable insight into making healthy food choices and planning tasty meals. You'll also find tips on reducing sugar and fat in foods; quick and easy meal ideas; and a special section on prevention of type 2 diabetes.
* Detailed menu plans for daily caloric levels of 1,200, 1,500, 1,800, 2,000, and 2,500 calories
* Includes fast-food restaurant and ethnic food guides
* Ratings for high, low, and moderate glycemic index foods
MAGGIE POWERS, MS, RD, CDE, is a registered dietitian and diabetes educator. She has received the American Dietetic Association's Award for Excellence in the Practice of Clinical Nutrition and the American Diabetes Association's Award for Outstanding Health Professional Educator in the field of diabetes. She is also the author of Forbidden Foods Diabetic Cooking and Handbook of Diabetes Medical Nutrition Therapy.
THE AMERICAN DIETETIC ASSOCIATION is the largest group of food and nutrition professionals in the world. As the advocate of the profession, the ADA serves the public by promoting optimal nutrition, health, and well-being.