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The Other Diabetes: Living And Eating Well With Type 2 Diabetes Paperback – June 4, 2002

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When most people think about diabetes, they often think of type one, where the pancreas doesn't create insulin at all. But here in the U.S., nine times out of 10, the diagnosis is that of the much more insidious type-two variety, when the pancreas creates plenty of insulin but the body doesn't use it properly. Genetic factors and too much body fat set the stage for this type of diabetes. There's nothing sufferers can do about the first; but by losing weight and exercising, type-two sufferers can reduce the risk of potentially serious side effects, such as heart disease. Hiser, a registered dietitian and longtime nutrition editor at Eating Well, nudges readers into taking control of their health. She explains everything from what the disease is to the basics of good nutrition and why an exercise plan is essentialAand she does it with plenty of pep talks. She includes a chart that calculates weight-loss potential for one year of added activity: for example, with only one hour of food preparation a day, shopping, putting away groceries, chopping and cooking, dieters could lose 12 pounds. Once she's helped readers set up an exercise plan, Hiser tackles eating with a six-week meal plan, complete with recipes inspired by the Mediterranean diet. It's pretty familiar stuff: poultry replaces higher-fat meats in some dishes, and vegetables, of course, play a starring role. What is most appealing, though, is Hiser's philosophy that it doesn't take long for even small changes to make a big differenceAa positive note in which newly diagnosed diabetics and their families will take comfort.
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Type 2 diabetes affects over 16 million Americans, making it one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States. Hiser, a dietician and the nutrition editor of Eating Well magazine, rightfully credits diet as a major tool in the control of the disease and the prevention of disabling complications. Explanations of diabetes and why diet plays a critical role for the diabetic are clear and coherent. Exercise is emphasized in ways that all readers can adapt to their current lifestyles. Hiser advocates a Mediterranean diet that, while relatively high in monounsaturated fat, is primarily plant-based (i.e., grains, fruits, and vegetables), with a low emphasis on meat and dairy products. Concrete information and advice on "good" foods, supplements, and meal plans are covered, and recipes and a resource list of associations are included. A good addition to all health collections.AJanet M. Schneider, James A. Haley Veterans Hosp., Tampa, FL
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks; 1st edition (June 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060088133
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060088132
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,396,957 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I usually don't write a review for books that have been well-reviewed by others. But there are so many different diabetes advice books available, and, like one of the previous reviewers, I have wasted money on several of them. So I wanted to add my voice in praise of this book. Backing her information with clearly explained scientific evidence, Ms. Hiser debunks many of the myths about type II (the "other", i.e. not juvenile) diabetes, particularly about food. Ms. Hiser's book has the clearest information about the insulin resistance, which is, in fact, what most early type II diabetics or pre, or borderline diabetics have. In other words, we make the insulin, but our cells do not respond to it as efficiently as they should. The key thing to know here is that if you, the patient, do not take control NOW to reduce that insulin resistance, eventually, you will burn out the cells in your pancreas that make insulin and then there really is no turning back. This is why it has been so emphasized that in its early stages, the outcome of type II diabetes is virtually completely in the hands of the patient, not the medical profession. Ms. Hiser puts together all the best scientific data specific to type II diabetes (which is quite different from type I, and therefore leads to considerable confusion), principally the "Mediterranean diet". She explains that counting carbohydrate and fat grams per se is not effective; it is the TYPE of fat and carbohydrate you eat that affects all the factors type II diabetics need to control (LDL, HDL and triglycerides). In fact, if you eat a lowfat diet consisting of refined (fiber-depleted) carbohydrates and hydrogenated (artificially saturated) fats, you are doing yourself more harm than good.Read more ›
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As a nurse practitioner student, I will use this as recommended reading to all my Type II diabetics and to anyone genetically predisposed. My husband, who has a strong family history of diabetes, and my whole family have recently begun to follow the diet guidelines in this book. The recipes are wonderful and delicious. The added bonus to this book is that it is a must for those with heart disease. If the American public ate in the manner shown in this book, the incidence of heart disease and Type II diabetes would marketly decrease
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Ms. Hiser is a gifted writer because she can write about very complecated scientific topics in a way that is not only easy for the average reader to understand, it is fun and entertaining, as well as extremely informative.
I would recommend this all-in-one book to anyone suffering from or at risk for Type II Diabetes, and at Hiser's suggestion, the Mediterranean Diet to anyone who wants to live a long, healthy life!
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I have been just diagonosed Jan 16th with Diabetes 2. After reading Elizabeth Hiser's Book all the things that had been going wrong in my body for a very long time came to light. I could easily understand the workings of diabetes, what it does to the body, the extreme need for exercise (this was the most exciting part for me because it has motivated me to exercise 1 hour a day and actually enjoy doing it because I now understand why I need to do it.)
Everything about this book is great. I carry it around each day in case I want to refer to it.
Thank you Elizabeth Hiser for writing this book I'm very pleased and feel better now after only 36 days than I have in years. Not to mention I've lost 16 lbs in that time with the exercise, 2 qts of water a day, & the 1500 calorie menu.
Sincerely Happy, Ida Brassard Williston, Vt.
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I add my recommendation to the earlier one that you can save yourself lots of time and money by just buying this book. I recommend the hard-back version as your copy will get lots of use around the kitchen.
The explanations of the blood sugar problem and corrective methods are logical, simple and complete. The book is very well written and makes pleasant reading.
With the exception of two or three ingredients which you may have to find in a health food store, all others can be found in any grocery store.
All of the recipes thus far tried are simple and delicious.
The meal plans and recipes work without a pervasive feeling of constant hunger, which can be a problem in many other diabetic meal plans.
Following a diagnosis of pre-diabetic blood sugar level, and fortunately buying this book on a dietician's recommendation, along with half a dozen others which I rarely use, I have lost twenty pounds in the first three weeks of owning and using the book, with more coming off daily, with minimal exercise. Exercise naturally accelerates the weight loss.
A useful supplement is "No-fuss Diabetes Recipes for 1 or 2" by Boucher et al, but "The Other Diabetes" can stand alone.
The well known and documented relationship between obesity and diabetes 2 can be quickly attacked using this book.
One of the delicious breakfast recipes, Peach Almond Smoothie, will banish hunger for at least half a day, and is widely variable by substituting other frozen fruits for the peaches.
The recipes present lots of variety to accomodate different tastes.
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