Speaking of Diabetes and Diet

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Item Code: NAC174
Author: Dr. Deepa Mehta& Dr. S.A. Vali
Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 2012
ISBN: 9788120755727
Pages: 204 (Illustrated Throughout in Full B/W
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch
Weight 260 gm
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Book Description

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If not checked diabetes can harm every system and organ of the body making life a misery. So here’s the book that can be your life saver.


Popularly known as the sweet diseases having diabetes is no sweet feeling. In fact what you experience is raging thirst itching fatigue, increased urination weight loss, blurred vision or unhealing wounds.

This practical guide deals with the medical aspects of diabetes including strategies for coping with emotions and making lifestyle changes. It answers the most commonly asked questions about the diseases and offers sound advice that is easy to follow and can make managing it much less intimidating.

Very readable and informative.


Every person with diabetes is in some sense his own doctor because it is he who is responsible for daily care and control of his diabetic condition. In every day practice the physician is faced with many questions which diabetics raise.

Here is a complete guide for diabetics packed with ideas, tips and techniques to deal with all types of diabetes. It provides answers to many questions on prevention and treating complications effective strategies for keeping your emotions as well as your body in good health when diabetes hits information on calorific values of food and food exchange with a sensible practical and personalized weight loss programme that leads to a healthy life with diabetes.

In completing this work our special acknowledgements to the world health organization and the national institute of nutrition for allowing us to refer to their valuable work.

Our special appreciation to Dr. (Mrs.) Nalini Deshpande and her team of doctors for their valuable help.




1 What is Diabetes? 1
  * Introduction *Permissible Sugar in Blood * you
may have no Symptoms yet you may have
Diabetes * What causes symptoms in Diabetes?
*what are the Symptoms of Diabetes? * Am I at
Risk for Diabetes? * what can be done to avoid
the onset of Diabetes? * weight of Adults
(average) * Height and weight of children
(Average) * Calories Consumed during various
Activites * Calorie Needs according to Age * The
Calorie Needs according to body weight
2 How Important are Laboratory
Tests for a Diabetic Patient
  * Diabetic Lab Tests  
3 Type I Diabetes 17
  *Changes that Occurs during Diabetes what
Happens when You eat? * Controlling your
Blood glucose * Is Your Blood Glucose in
Balance? * Testing your Urine for Ketones
balancing Your glucose with Insulin * Storing
insulin * How to Store Open Bottles? Why
Everyone Cannot be controlled by one injections a
Day? * Taking Insulin * while on Insulin You
Need More Frequent monitoring * Always carry
the card * Risk of Hypoglycemia
4 Living with Type II Diabetes 24
  Taking control for Healthier life * What Causes
Diabetes * When you Have Type II Diabetes
* Balancing Blood Sugar * When Blood Sugar is
too high * How you may feel * What to do for
High Blood Sugar * when to do for low blood
Sugar * Why is being overweight is so risky for Diabetes?
5 Diabetes Mellitus in Childhood 31
  Symptoms of IDDM in Childhood
*Management of Childhood Diabetes * Exercise
And diet * Living with Diabetes * An Experience
of Juvenile Diabetic
6 Diabetic foot and its care 37
  Diabetic Foot is Especially Susceptible to Foot
Lesions * Care Begins at Home * Exercise for
Diabetics with Foot Problems * The Post Healing
Treatment *Patient’s Education * Footwear *Foot
7 Diabetes and Pregnancy 43
  Gestational Diabetics * Known or Identified
Diabetics * Problems of Pregnant Diabetics
*Morning Sickness *Decrease in Kidney
threshold * High Blood Pressure *overweight
Treatment * Treatment by Diet * Diet During
Pregnancy and Lactation * A Pregnant Diabetic
Needs to Know
8 Caring for Your Body 49
  *Eye *Heart *Kidney *Foot * Phase I: Initial
Assessment *Physical examination *laboratory
Evaluation *Phase II: Assessment of
Complications * Caring for your eyes *Eyes
*Treatment * Medical Management *Surgical
Management *symptoms *Kidneys *Problems
Involving the Nerves Cardiovascular Problems
*General Preventive Measures Include
Additional Diagnostic Evaluations Should
Include * Repeated Infections * Problems During Pregnancy
9 Situations for Emergency Call 61
  *An Alarm *There are Basically Two Situations
* Hyperglycemia can be Dangerous at times
10 Management of Diabetes 43
  Management Plan * Dietary Management of
Diabetes *Dietary Aims for the control of
Diabetes *Nutritional Requirement *what is
Meal Plan? * Proportions of Dietary constituents
Carbohydrates *Dietary Fibers * Commonly
Available Food * Delicious way to Add fiber
*Fats *High Cholesterol Food *Soya Milk *
Pulses and Legumes *Vitamins and Minerals
Alcohol* artificial Sweeteners *Beverages *List
Of Beverages for Diabetics *what a Diabetic
Should Remember* Foods of special importance
11 Oral Hypoglycemic Agents 84
  *Pills for Diabetes *Indication for Substitution
by Insulin Therapy *A caution About Alcohol
12 Insulin Therapy 86
  *Goals of Dietary Management in IDDM
*Balancing Insulin Dose Diet and Physical
activity * Common Symptoms of Hypoglycemia
* Diabetic Acidosis *Warning signals of Coma
13 Diet for Diabetic Patients in Special Situation 89
  *Diet for a Diabetic Child * Diet During
Pregnancy *Needs of a Diabetic Woman During
Pregnancy * Diet During a Sick Day *Sick – Day Care
14 Diabetes Mellitus and Exercises 93
  *Precautions before Starting an exercise
Programme * Choosing the exercise activity
* Exercise Routine *Guidelines for Exercise in
IDDM * General Guidelines *Your Exercise
15 Diabetes Education and Counseling 98
  *Patient and Community Education
* Counseling * Features of Moderate and Severe
Depression *Driving * Travel and Diabetes
Mellitus * Genetic Counseling * Sex Counseling
* Employment and Hobbies * Medical and Dietary
Counseling * Diabetic Diary *Bio Data * Progress Chart
16 Diabetic Care Team 109
  Role of the Doctor as a Team Member * Essential
Tips * Role of a Dietitian * Role of Family
Members * Role of Diabetic Specialist Nurse
* Diabetic Clinic * Pregnancy service * Care of
Children and Adolescents *Educational Service
17 Your Queries and Our Suggestions 115
18 Food Exchanges 123
  *Weighing Scale * 1000 Calories Reducing Diet
* Exchange list of Different Food Groups
19 Diet Pants for Diabetics 137
20 Recipes for Diabetics 150
  *Soups *Snacks *Vegetarian and Non
Vegetarian Dishes *Deserts *Refreshing Drinks
For Diabetics


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