Friday, February 13, 2015

The Diabetes Solution

The Diabetes Solution by Jorge E. Rodriguez, MD and Susan Wyler, RDN is a great book for anyone that has been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes or Prediabetes. The first part of the book is titled "Know Your Enemy." The chapter titles are "Understanding Type 2 Diabetes", "Screening for Type 2 Diabetes", "Understanding Prediabetes", "Complications from Diabetes', "Understanding Medications That Treat Diabetes," Understanding Gestational Diabetes."

Part Two is Manage Your Diabetes. Chapters are: Good Foods, Bad Foods: What you should Eat, The Blood Sugar Budget, The Recipes, Move it or Lose it: How Exercise Can Improve Blood Sugar, How Stress and Sleep Affect Type 2 Diabetes, Bariatric Surgery: When All Else Fails, and The Diabetic Solution.

Having been diagnosed with Prediabetes, I feel this is a great book to read and learn about your condition. The doctor is very clear in explaining how you can take charge and manage your diabetes. Getting this diagnoses can be scary and at first you just don't know what to do. I found myself going into denial for about three months before I could do anything. If my doctor had suggested this book, I think I would have been able to get right on managing my disease. The diet Dr. Rodriguez suggests seems to me to be a cross between The Mediterranean Diet and Weight Watchers. It's not impossible to follow and it's good for you.  Knowing that exercise, sleep and managing stress will help you control your diabetes is great, too. I would recommend this book for anyone that just got diagnosed with diabetes or has had it a long time and needs a refresher course on how to live healthy and manage your disease.

I received this book from "Blogging for Books" for my review.