Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition For Dummies

Food awareness, nutrition, and meal planning advice for people with diabetes

Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition For Dummies takes the mystery and the frustration out of healthy eating and managing diabetes. Both the newly diagnosed and the experienced alike will learn what defines healthy eating for diabetes and it’s crucial role to long term health, why healthy eating can be so difficult, and how meal planning is a key to successful diabetes management

Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition For Dummies takes the guesswork out of eating and preparing diabetes friendly foods. You’ll learn whether popular diets fit (or don’t fit) into a healthy eating plan, what to shop for, how to eat healthy away from home, which supplements you should consider, and how to build perfect meals yourself.  To get you started, this book includes a week’s worth of diabetes-friendly meals, and fabulous recipes that demonstrate how delicious food and effective diabetes management can go hand in hand.

  • Includes helpful information for people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes as well as exchange lists for diabetes
  • Explains how your surroundings and your biology conspire to encourage unhealthy eating, and how you can gain control by planning in advance
  • Helps you to understand that fabulous, nutritionally-balanced food and diabetes management can go hand in hand

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with diabetes, Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition For Dummies is packed with expert advice, surprising insights, and practical examples of meal plans coupled with sound nutritional advice.

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    Title
Diabetes For Dummies Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies Diabetes Meal Planning & Nutrition For Dummies Type I Diabetes For Dummies
Guide Type
Reference
Cookbook
Planning Guide
Reference
Audience Level
Newly Diagnosed Diabetics
All Diabetics
All Diabetics
Newly Diagnosed Diabetics
Pages
408
392
384
360
List Price
$22.99
$19.99
$22.99
$21.99
Publication Date
September, 2012
January, 2010
October, 2013
February, 2008
Author(s)
Rubin
Rubin and James
Smithson and Rubin
Rubin
Imprint
For Dummies
For Dummies
For Dummies
For Dummies
Print Book
1118294475
0470536446
1118677536
0470178116
Kindle Book
B008KPMAOG
B004NSW9E0
B00F2JFQNA
B001EWOFH2
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Edition
4th
3rd
1st
1st
Brief Description
The latest info on medications, monitoring equipment, diet, exercise, treatment, and more. Trusted, expert, reassuring, guidance.
Create 100+ healthy, delicious, diabetic friendly meals that parallel American Diabetes Association recommendations.
Nutritional advice for diabetics, examples of meal plans for diabetes & optimal weight maintenance, and diabetic exchange lists.
All you need to know & do to make living with type 1 diabetes easier & healthier from monitoring technologies to diet & exercise.

TeeHee Diabetes Bamboo Crew Socks 3-Pack, Made in USA, Black, Large Size

Take good care of your feet by wearing diabetic socks. Not only can these support socks help to improve circulation in your feet and legs, they can help prevent irritation and discomfort. There are different styles of diabetic support socks available in both men’s and women’s sizes.

Product Features

  • Diabetes Bamboo Crew Socks 3-Pair Pack
  • TeeHee Quality Guarantee: If you have any problems, please contact us and we will gladly work with you for a satisfactory solution!
  • Contents: 53% Viscose Bamboo, 32% Elastic, 12% Polyester, 3% Spandex; Select styles made in the USA
  • A cushioned sole and pocket heels keep the sock in place during any activity; the soft feel of the fabric and smooth toe seam are just bonuses!
  • Socks made for diabetics with breathable, high quality, moisture wicking fabric for maximum comfort.

Diabetic Neuropathy; Is your Dr. Giving You Good Advice?

Up to 60 percent of people with diabetes also have diabetic neuropathy (DN), a condition in which the nerves are damaged over time due to consistently unstable blood sugar levels.

Diabetic neuropathy is not being treated aggressively. Diabetes patients are being told that they should lose some weight and get some exercise. But “some” isn’t good enough when it comes to diabetic neuropathy. MORE

Neoteric Advanced Healing Cream, 4 Ounce

Neoteric advanced healing cream is clinically proven to increase circulation and speed of healing of severely dry, rough, damaged skin. A unique blend of therapeutic ingredients quickly softens, restores and protects even the most damaged skin. This patented intensive treatment provides immediate soothing relief for painful itching and will help strengthen your skin. It will be healthier and more resilient from the first application. Exceptional skin care for people living with diabetes and all types of difficult dry skin conditions. The advanced solution to dry, cracked, itchy and slow healing skin.

Product Features

  • Exceptional skincare for people living with diabetes and all types of difficult dry skin conditions
  • Clinically proven to increase circulation and speed healing of severely dry, rough, damaged skin
  • Glides on and absorbs easily
  • Helps speed healing and promotes stronger, healthier skin
  • Provides relief for painful itching and helps increase circulation

TeeHee Diabetes Bamboo Crew Socks 3-Pack, Made in USA, Heel & Toe Grey, Large Size

Take good care of your feet by wearing diabetic socks. Not only can these support socks help to improve circulation in your feet and legs, they can help prevent irritation and discomfort. There are different styles of diabetic support socks available in both men’s and women’s sizes.

Product Features

  • Diabetes Bamboo Crew Socks 3-Pair Pack
  • TeeHee Quality Guarantee: If you have any problems, please contact us and we will gladly work with you for a satisfactory solution!
  • Contents: 53% Viscose Bamboo, 32% Elastic, 12% Polyester, 3% Spandex; Select styles made in the USA
  • A cushioned sole and pocket heels keep the sock in place during any activity; the soft feel of the fabric and smooth toe seam are just bonuses!
  • Socks made for diabetics with breathable, high quality, moisture wicking fabric for maximum comfort.

Insulin prices skyrocket

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(WHTM) – Nearly 30 million people have diabetes in America, and the price for the lifesaving drug Insulin tripled in a ten year period. Now, some patients are finding the drug has jumped in price again. “I went to pick up my prescription where I always …

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Diabetic Living Eat to Beat Diabetes: Stop Type 2 Diabetes and Prediabetes: 175 Healthy Recipes to Change Your Life

An achievable plan for beating type 2 diabetes and prediabetes, with more than 100 photos and complete nutrition information.

So much more than a cookbook, Eat to Beat Diabetes is a lifestyle guide for losing weight, balancing blood sugar, and controlling diabetes for good. The book features the 10 research-based, evidence-proven healthy habits you should adopt to gain control over type 2 diabetes or prediabetes. Each chapter presents a new habit and gives simple strategies and expert tips to make it stick. One chapter, Eat More Fruits and Veggies, includes beautifully photographed features on blending fruit and veggie smoothies and creating easy, produce-packed lunches. A second, Get to Know Portions, offers smart tricks for stretching portions (stir nonstarchy cauliflower into mashed potatoes to double the serving). Lending encouragement throughout are profiles of people who have managed their diabetes and turned their lives around. With a lay-flat concealed wiro binding designed for everyday use, this photo-filled book is as much a friendly kitchen companion as an authoritative plan for changing your life.

Freestyle Precision Neo Blood Glucose test strips, 0.073 Pound

The FreeStyle Precision Neo blood glucose meter and test strips are the solution to your need for an affordable blood glucose system that delivers results with proven accuracy. The test strips require a small sample size and are individually wrapped for easy testing on the go. For In Vitro Diagnostic Use. FreeStyle Precision Neo blood glucose test strips are intended to be used with FreeStyle Precision Neo meters only.

Mark’s Note:  I use this meter and test strips in part because the test strips I’ve found are more reasonable in cost than some others out there.  When shopping fr a meter factor in the monthy cost of the test strips not just the initial cost of the meter.

Use of Resistant Starches to lower blood sugar levels

 

What Is  a Resistant Starch?

When you think of “starch,” what enters your mind particularly if you are diabetic?

Glucose. Carbs.  an elevated blood sugar level. Insulin spikes. . Basically, we  consider starch that we  can digest, absorb, and metabolize as glucose .

Officially, resistant starch is “the sum of starch and products of starch degradation not absorbed in the small intestine of healthy individuals.” Instead of being reduced by our enzymes and absorbed as glucose, resistant starch  travels whole through the small intestine into the colon, where colonic gut flora metabolize it into short chain fatty acids. Thus, it’s resistant to digestion by the host.

There are four types of resistant starch:

Type 1– Starch bound by indigestible plant cell walls; found in beans, grains, and seeds.

Type 2– Starch that is intrinsically indigestible in the raw state because of its high amylose content; found in potatoes, bananas, plantains, that becomes accessible upon heating.

Type 3– Retrograded starch; when some starches have been cooked, cooling them (fridge or freezer) changes the structure and renders it more resistant to digestion; found in cooked and cooled potatoes, grains, and beans.

Type 4– Industrial resistant starch; tthat doesn’t occur naturally and has been chemically modified; commonly found in “hi-maize resistant starch.”

It’s almost certain that these different types have  different effects on our gut flora, but the specifics have yet to become fully studied.

Where Do We find Resistant Starches?

We can get them from food. The richest food sources are raw potatoes, green bananas, plantains, cooked-and-cooled potatoes, cooked-and-cooled-rice, parboiled rice, and cooked-and-cooled legumes.

We can get them from supplementary isolated  sources. The most effective sources are raw potato starch, plantain flour, green banana flour, and cassava/tapioca starch. Raw (not sprouted) mung beans are a good source , so mung bean starch (commonly available in Asian grocers) will probably work, too.

One of the most reliable ways to obtain resitant starch, quickly is with raw potato starch. There are about 8 grams of resitant starch in a tablespoon of easily the most popular brand: Bob’s Red Mill Unmodified Potato Starch. 

How can this help me and my diabetes?

Like other organisms, gut bacteria requires food. They have to eat, and certain food sources are better than others. Basically resistant starch is top-shelf food for your gut bugs.

 

Resistant starch promotes greater butyrate production than other prebiotics. Since the resident gut flora produce the butyrate, and everyone has different levels of the different flora, the degree of butyrate production varies depending on the individual, but resistant starch consistently leads to  considerable amounts of butyrate across nearly every subject who consumes it. Butyrate is crucial because it’s the prime energy source of our colonic cells .

Resitant starch improves insulin sensitivity

Resitant starch lowers the blood glucose response to food.

Resitant starch reduces fasting blood sugar.

Resistant starch makes you feel full and satisfied

Resistant starch increases dietary magnesium absorption.

Some people using or supplementing their diet with resistant starch report:

Improved body composition.

Improved thyroid function.

Improved sleep,

Decreased Anxiety

Not everyone has a good reaction to using resitant starches in their diet.  It can give you gas. Add it slowly to your diet maybe a teaspoon or a half teaspoon  a day if you are using potato starch gradually up to 2 TBSP. per day.  You also could eat half of a green banana.  You may also need to take a quality probiotic.

For more information about a diet plan centered around this break through you might want to check out this product

 

 

 

 

Bob’s Red Mill – Potato Starch, Gluten Free and Unmodified, 24 Ounces