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Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Diabetes

Turn Off The Fat Genes

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By Patricia Bertron, R.D.

Many people with diabetes--and their doctors--think of the condition as a one-way street. After diagnosis, we begin a never-ending series of blood-sugar tests, medication adjustments, and gradually worsening symptoms. Happily, that has begun to change.

In a research study at PCRM, in cooperation with doctors at Georgetown University, a group of people with Type 2 diabetes, the kind that typically begins in adulthood, tested a new diabetic diet. They found that their blood sugars got better and better, and their need for medication quickly fell. Many have found that as improvements continued, the disease simply disappears.

Chapters Include

  • Understanding Diabetes
  • A New Dietary Approach to Overcoming Diabetes
  • Preventing Diabetes
  • Achieving and Maintaining Healthy Weight
  • Controlling Blood Sugar
  • Managing Your Diabetes with Medicine
  • Healthy Blood Vessels, Healthy Heart
  • Preventing Complications
  • Exercise Matters
  • Diabetes During Pregnancy

Plus 98 Delicious Recipes for Overcoming Diabetes

"This remarkable book tells how you can prevent diabetes or even reverse it. For those who have diabetes, it clearly describes the delicious foods and activities that can lead to a better and longer life."
—Henry Heimlich, M.D.

Author Information
A former nutrition director for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), Patricia Bertron, R.D., has also worked as a clinical and renal dietitian in a teaching hospital in New Jersey, counseling patients with various health conditions including cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, and diabetes. She has worked as a sports nutritionist for a fitness facility and currently teaches classes on weight control through a hospital-based program in New Jersey.

244 pages