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The Everything Guide to Managing and Reversing Pre-Diabetes, 2nd Edition

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Your ten-week plan to avoid the onset of diabetes!

A diagnosis of pre-diabetes is certainly a wakeup call, but it is not a life sentence of daily medication and having to live without your favorite foods. Managing pre-diabetes is about common sense and moderation, not deprivation. The Everything Guide to Managing and Reversing Pre-Diabetes, 2nd Edition can help you find ways to alter your lifestyle and avoid type 2 diabetes. Inside, you'll find helpful tips on lifestyle changes, along with recipes for delicious, healthy meals your whole family will love, like:

  • Buttermilk pancakes
  • Rich and creamy sausage-potato soup
  • Soy and ginger flank steak
  • Grilled haddock with peach-mango salsa
  • Walnut chicken with plum sauce
  • Kasha-stuffed red peppers
  • Cranberry pecan biscotti
  • Chocolate cheesecake mousse
This trusted resource also includes a ten-week plan to help you see results immediately. Certified Diabetes Educator Gretchen Scalpi also provides you with techniques for helping children with pre-diabetes gain control of their health. With this expert guide, you can recognize unhealthy behaviors and eating habits--and stop diabetes in its tracks!

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Foreword
  7. Introduction
  8. 1 What Is Pre-Diabetes?
    1. The Pre-Diabetes Epidemic in America
    2. What Makes Pre-Diabetes Different from Type 2 Diabetes?
    3. Risk Factors and Symptoms
    4. Why You Can’t Ignore Pre-Diabetes
  9. 2 Diagnosing Pre-Diabetes
    1. Getting Tested and Understanding the Results
    2. About Metabolic Syndrome
    3. Minority Populations at Risk
    4. Pregnancy and Pre-Diabetes
    5. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Pre-Diabetes
    6. Children and Teens with Pre-Diabetes
    7. What to Do If Your Child Has Pre-Diabetes
  10. 3 Your Action Plan for Pre-Diabetes
    1. Halting the Progression of Pre-Diabetes
    2. Your Weight’s Influence on Pre-Diabetes
    3. Facing Your Food Problems
    4. Get Moving (Every Day!)
  11. 4 Exercise: Essential for Your Success
    1. How Do You Get Started?
    2. Making Time for Exercise
    3. Get Walking!
    4. No Exercise = Little to No Results
    5. Slow and Steady Wins the Race
    6. How to Help Your Children Become More Active
  12. 5 What Can You Eat?
    1. Keep It Simple to Start
    2. Balance and Moderation Are Key
    3. About Carbs, Fiber, and Whole Grains
    4. Getting More Fiber Every Day
  13. 6 Translating Nutrition Into Real Meals
    1. Reading Food Labels
    2. The Glycemic Index
    3. Grocery Lists and Your Kitchen Makeover
    4. Helping Your Children Eat Healthier
    5. Tips for Dining Out
    6. What about Alcohol?
    7. Making Recipe Adjustments for Your New Cooking Style
  14. 7 Breakfast Fare
  15. 8 Soups
  16. 9 Meat Dishes
  17. 10 Poultry Dishes
  18. 11 Fish and Seafood Dishes
  19. 12 Casseroles and Stews
  20. 13 Pasta, Rice, Grains, and Beans
  21. 14 Vegetable Sides
  22. 15 Salads
  23. 16 Salad Dressings, Salsas, and Sauces
  24. 17 Salt-Free Spice Mixes
  25. 18 Breads and Muffins
  26. 19 Reduced-Carbohydrate Desserts
  27. Appendix A: Your 10-Week Plan to Kick Pre-Diabetes!
  28. Appendix B: Resources
  29. Standard U.S./Metric Measurement Conversions
  30. Index