Author(s): Richard Laliberte
Having diabetes doesn't mean that you can't live, work, love, and enjoy life to its fullest. In Taking Charge of Diabetes, you'll learn how to manage your diabetes effectively, whether you have type 1 or type 2, without unnecessary sacrifice or compromise. It's full of practical tips and expert advice about diabetes management, nutrition, weight-loss strategies, medications and how to be physically active and enjoy it! You'll learn that: Self-education is key. The more you know about managing your diabetes and put it into practice, the better blood-glucose control you are likely to achieve. Physical activity can help your body use insulin more effectively. It can also help to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke. Low-GI foods can help to avoid glucose highs and lows. Eating just one low-Go food at each meal can result in a more gradual release of glucose into the blood. There's no such thing as a 'diabetic diet'. Sugar is not the villain it was once thought to be, and not all fats are bad for you. The latest medical research is yielding fresh insights into diabetes and what causes it, which means that diabetes care is constantly evolving and improving.