Diabetes & Hypoglycemia

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Harmony | Jan 24, 1994 | 176 Pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | ISBN 9781559584265

  • Paperback$12.95

    Harmony | Jan 24, 1994 | 176 Pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | ISBN 9781559584265

Table Of Contents

Contents
Preface

1. Introduction to Diabetes and Hypoglycemia
What Is Diabetes?
What Is Hypoglycemia?
The Diabetes-Hypoglycemia Link
Chapter Summary
2. Diagnosis of Diabetes and Hypoglycemia
The Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
The Glucose-Insulin Tolerance Test
The Hypoglycemic Index
The Hypoglycemia Questionnaire
Glycosated Hemoglobin
Chapter Summary
3. A Closer Look at Diabetes
Current Medical Treatment of Type I Diabetes
Current Medical Treatment of Type II Diabetes
Prevention of the Complications of Diabetes
Acute Complications
The Causes of Chronic Complications of Diabetes
Chronic Complications of Diabetes
Chapter Summary
4. A Closer Look at Hypoglycemia
Hypoglycemia and the Brain
Aggressive and Criminal Behavior
Premenstrual Syndrome
Migraine Headaches
Atherosclerosis, Angina, and Intermittent Claudication
Chapter Summary
5. Carbohydrates, the Glycemic Index, and Fiber
The Importance of Carbohydrates
Simple Carbohydrates
Complex Carbohydrates
The Effects of Fructose on Blood Sugar
The Glycemic Index
The Importance of Fiber
Chapter Summary
6. Dietary Guidelines and Menu Suggestions
The Healthy Exchange System
Body Weight and Blood Sugar
Body Fat Distribution: Its Relationship to Diabetes and Hypoglycemia
How Many Calories Do You Need?
Determining Frame Size
Determining Ideal Body Weight
Factoring in Your Activity Level
The Diets of the Healthy Exchange System
The Healthy Exchange Lists
List 1: Vegetables
List 2: Fruits
List 3: Breads, Cereals, and Starchy Vegetables
List 4: Legumes
List 5: Fats and Oils
List 6: Milk
List 7 Meats, Fish, Cheese, and Eggs
Menu Planning
Breakfast
Lunch
Snacks
Dinner
Chapter Summary
7. Essential Substances in Blood Sugar Control
Chromium
Vitamin C
Niacin and Niacinamide
Biotin
Vitamin B6
Vitamin B 12
Vitamin E
Manganese
Magnesium
Potassium
Zinc
Flavonoids
Chapter Summary
8. Plants as Means of Blood Sugar Control
Onions and Garlic
Bitter Melon
Gymnema sylvestre
Fenugreek
Saltbush
Pterocarpus
Bilberry
Ginigo biloba
Chapter Summary
9. Lifestyle Factors in Blood Sugar Control
Alcohol
Smoking
Exercise
How to Start an Exercise Program
Intensity of Exercise
Exercise Duration and Frequency
Chapter Summary
10. Syndrome X and Cardiovascular Disease
The Need to Lower Cholesterol
Supplements That Lower Cholesterol
Plants That Lower Cholesterol
Summary of Guidelines for Lowering Cholesterol
The Need to Lower Blood Pressure
The Role of Potassium and Sodium in High Blood Pressure
Foods That Lower Blood Pressure
Supplements That Lower Blood Pressure
Summary of Guidelines for Lowering Blood Pressure
Chapter Summary
11. Advice Summaries for Diabetics and Hypoglycemics
Advice for Diabetics
Dietary Treatment for Diabetics
Supplements for Diabetics
vitamins for Diabetics
Minerals for Diabetics
Plant-Based Medicines for Diabetics
Exercise for Diabetics
Advice for Hypoglycemics
Dietary Treatment for Hypoglycemics
Supplements for Hypoglycemics
Vitamins for Hypoglycemics
Minerals for Hypoglycemics
Plant-Based Medicines for Hypoglycemics
Exercise for Hypoglycemics
References
Index

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