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Prediabetes For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-58993-9
384 pages
November 2009
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Introduction  1

Part I: Confronting the Prediabetes Epidemic  7

Chapter 1: The Origins and Dangers of Prediabetes 9

Chapter 2: Suspecting Prediabetes in Yourself or a Loved One 21

Chapter 3: Tracking the Transition from Prediabetes to Diabetes 35

Chapter 4: Stopping Prediabetes in Its Tracks 49

Part II: Food and Other Factors: Battling an Unhealthy Lifestyle 63

Chapter 5: What’s in Your Kitchen? Identifying Problem Foods 65

Chapter 6: Facing Your Weight 79

Chapter 7: Stuck on the Couch: The Risks of Being Sedentary 93

Chapter 8: Stressing Out 107

Part III: Getting a Diagnosis 119

Chapter 9: Spotting the Metabolic Syndrome 121

Chapter 10: The Testing Spectrum: Having Essential Tests and Interpreting Results 133

Chapter 11: Children and the Elderly: Special Considerations 149

Part IV: The Dangers of Moving toward Diabetes 161

Chapter 12: Dealing with Short-Term Complications 163

Chapter 13: Suffering Long-Term Consequences 173

Chapter 14: Risking Your Sexual Health: Sexual Function and Pregnancy 189

Part V: Avoiding or Reversing Prediabetes 199

Chapter 15: Shopping for Food in a New Way 201

Chapter 16: Cooking and Eating for Health and Enjoyment 217

Chapter 17: Maximizing Movement 245

Chapter 18: Taking Medications or Supplements 269

Chapter 19: Considering Bariatric Surgery 283

Chapter 20: Putting Your Knowledge to Work: A Healthier You in Three Months301

Part VI: The Part of Tens 313

Chapter 21: Ten Myths about Prediabetes 315

Chapter 22: (More Than) Ten Staples to Keep in Your Kitchen 323

Chapter 23: Ten Things to Teach Your Prediabetic Child 331

Appendix: Additional Resources 339

Index 343

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