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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Polaris Publishing Group; 1 edition (June 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0977144135
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977144136
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,079,162 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This book should be in the hands of all who seek individual responsibility for their health." Wayne Andersen, MD, author of Dr. A's Habits of Health, Medical Director of Medifast; and Co-Founder of Take Shape for Life.

"This incredible book can help change the lives of people with diabetes, and those who support them. This book is a powerful and helpful tool for clinicians in providing real strategies for empowering their patients to better manage their own disease." Dana McCormick, BS Pharm, RPh, Past Pres Amer Diabetes Assoc, North TX

"TED* for Diabetes will take you on an inspiring journey of discovery and hope. This story is for anyone struggling to come to terms with diabetes. With a dash of humor the authors provide an easy recipe for living the life you always wanted - even with diabetes." Donald Altman, author, Eat, Savor, Satisfy: 12 Weeks to Mindful Eating

"A must read for anyone dealing with the challenges of diabetes and the health care providers who impact them every day. The TED* principles are simple tools that power empowerment!" Donna Rice, President, Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute, Dallas, TX

"This book does an impressive job of offering a positive approach to managing not only diabetes, but any chronic medical challenge. Patients, their families, and their health care providers will all be grateful for this new perspective." Ann V. Deaton, PhD, PCC, Leadership Coach and Clinical Health Psychologist

From the Author

Excerpt from the Introduction (by Dr Scott Conard)

In writing this book

...It takes time for a person to step into a resourceful and empowered relationship with a chronic disease. David was no exception. His personal journey while writing this book parallels the fictional character of the story: The ups and downs, the breakthroughs - all which lead to the character's pursuits of his life purpose, and his experience of health and wellbeing.

It is in this spirit that David and I have written this book. If you have diabetes or another chronic condition, we hope that you too will experience the power that TED* delivers in life.

As you take your Baby Steps and see the flow of your life continually improve, we hope you will share your success with others and let us know the vitality and joy that you experience.

Committed to your success,
Scott Conard, M.D.

Excerpts from the Afterword (by David Emerald)

Meeting Dr. Scott Conard

Little did I know that this would be the first book in applying The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic) to various aspects of life. Indeed, little did I know that a few months after completing the writing of TED* in late 2005, I would receive the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.

While Joe is a fictional character, some of his experience is based upon my own. When my doctor - upon whom Joe's first doctor is not based - first informed me of needing to confront diabetes, I initially rejected his suggestion of going on medication. I was convinced I could fight the disease through diet and exercise. I did, to a point (more on that in a moment).

In early 2007 I was invited to deliver one of the first TED* presentations and workshops to a leadership program in which one of the participants was Dr. Scott Conard. Participants in this graduate leadership program had been given The Power of TED* in advance. I distinctly remember Scott telling me the positive impact the book had in his life and medical practice...

My Relationship with My Diabetes

...I rode the roller coaster of results in the Victim Orientation. Diabetes was my Persecutor and I its Victim. For a time I would take focused action, the numbers would come down and - especially using the fact that I was taking medication as a Rescuer from the disease - I would slack off after seeing success. Of course, in slacking, the numbers would again increase. The good news is that they were still almost always "in range" for managing diabetes.

Then in early 2011, Donna (my wife and business partner) and I had an auspicious lunch conversation with Dr. Scott. About halfway through, he turned to me and asked, yet again, "When are we going to write that book on TED* and diabetes?" He then turned to Donna and said to her, "I have only been after him for years about this!"

To my own surprise I replied, "I'm ready. Let's do it."...

...But something else happened. As we began to write, I realized that I was out of integrity with my own work. The realization gnawed at me as I came to see how much the managing and relating to my diabetes was rooted in that Victim Orientation.

I declared to Donna that I needed to - that I chose to - shift my focus to a Creator Orientation and that what I wanted was to create health in my life...

This I know

...This book is not intended to be a "primer" on diabetes. There is plenty of good information available from a wide variety of resources on the medical science and physiology of diabetes.

In fact, I am not an expert in the science - not by a long shot. Dr. Scott and Roy (who is one of the most knowledgeable and "activated patients" you would ever know) are much more knowledgeable than me.

This I do know: by focusing on creating health, making healthy choices and taking daily Baby Steps, vitality and wellbeing are attainable. We may not be able to cure what ails us, but we can heal in remarkable ways.

To the Creator in you!
David Emerald

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Sheryl King on June 4, 2012
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"I LOVE the TED* for Diabetes book as much as I love the first Power of TED* book! It was especially meaningful as I read it while traveling to visit my mom in Michigan. Mom was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes about 3 years ago. I would say that she falls into the category of "Metabolic Syndrome" since she has a history of high triglycerides, deals with post polio syndrome, is overweight and suffered a heart attack and stroke last fall. Your book was so helpful in understanding what she faces with diabetes and I felt I could support her better with this challenge. I was able to explain to her what is happening to her diseased body so that she can choose healthier options for herself for her remaining time on this earth. I appreciate so much about the book---I love the story that includes the 6 diabetes support group sessions. I love the glossary, resources and support sections and the simple approach the authors took to describe this epidemic in such an understandable way. I love that there is a new road map for choosing empowerment over drama when dealing with health issues. Well Done!

Sheryl WithanS, Author of Leadership by Insanity: Moving from Ego-driven to Soulful, Heartfelt Leadership
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Phoenix Life Coach on June 19, 2012
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TED* for Diabetes: A Health Empowerment Story is just one more example of how powerful The Empowerment Dynamic is a tool for creating a happy, healthy life mentally, physically and spiritually. If you have not read the original TED*, I highly recommend both of them. The concept is not only for Diabetes, but all area's of life's challenges.

Matt Deller
Troy, Ohio
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By amidiabetic on June 4, 2012
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Having just finished reading TED (*The Empowerment Dynamic) for Diabetes: A Health Empowerment Story, I found the book to be a valuable insight into how diabetes affects a person. It goes through the highs and lows of being diagnosed with diabetes.

I feel that this book would be a valuable resource to any newly diagnosed diabetic to what he or she may experience. The book gives you an insight of how to manage and deal with diabetes, how it affects you and the members of your family too.

This is a great book and I would recommend it to anyone. Thank you.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Diane Dennis on June 3, 2012
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I found that TED* for Diabetes: A Health Empowerment Story is a book that will create a much needed paradigm shift for the way people think about their personal health, their illnesses and their health practitioners. Co-author David Emerald teaches us how to shift our thinking and approach to diabetes which creates an attitude of empowerment. After reading this book I am empowered to take responsibility for my choices and realize I have more control over my personal health than I realized. This book is a must read for all Americans in order to shift our mental mindset to become healthier. The timing couldn't be better with diabetes and obesity at an all time high.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Betty N on June 22, 2012
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I grew up with a father in the 1950s who was a Diabetic. I wish I / he/ we would have had this book then!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Molly Gordon on June 25, 2012
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I'm not a huge fan of the word "empowerment." In my opinion, it's been overused in the self-help community. But there's no better word to use with respect to TED and Diabetes. A diabetes diagnosis can feel profoundly disempowering. It can be easy to feel discouraged. The lifestyle choices that have been proven to help are easier to understand than to implement. TED and Diabetes provides both the inspiration and the how-to for taking charge of your illness. It can be a life-changer.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Coachcez on June 27, 2012
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TED for Diabetes is a teaching fable with big ideas about living with a chronic condition. Books on diabetes often focus on what diabetes is and what to do about it. How many of us know what to do and don't actually do it? If you are one of those people, you owe it to yourself and your loved ones to read this book. David Emerald and Dr. Scott Conard share important frameworks for getting over the knowing versus doing gap to take action and successfully live with diabetes.
Cezanne Allen M.D.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Angela F Reynolds on June 28, 2012
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In typical TED* style, TED* for Diabetes takes personally challenging, emotionally charged and intricately complex issues and frames them in a way that is digestible, applicable and widely practical. Although written to the topic of diabetes, this information is highly transferable to other health and wellness issues/conditions. It's a prime example for approaching personal health and lifestyle options and decisions in an effective, productive and resourceful manner. -- Angi Hunter ERYT 500, Director, Sunstone Yoga Academy
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