People with diabetes can eat great food! You can follow a diabetic diet at home or anywhere you travel and still enjoy a five-star meal. You just have to know how to cook it or where to go to get it. And that’s where this book comes in. Here, we show you how to prepare great foods in your own home and give you a guide to eating out.
Is diet important for a person with diabetes? Do salmon swim upstream? The Diabetes Control and Complications Trials showed that a good diabetic diet could lower the hemoglobin A1c, a test of overall blood glucose control, by over 1 percent. That much improvement will result in a reduction of complications of diabetes such as eye disease, nerve disease, and kidney disease by 25 percent or more. The progression of complications that have already started to occur can be significantly slowed.
Of course, there’s much more to managing diabetes than diet alone. In this book, you can discover the place of diet in a complete program of diabetes care.
This edition of Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies features many new recipes based on the Mediterranean diet. Many new studies have shown that people who follow a Mediterranean diet have a lower incidence of diabetes. And if they already have diabetes, a Mediterranean diet makes it easier to control. (We explain the Mediterranean diet in Chapter 2.)
You wouldn’t read a cookbook from cover to cover, and this book is no exception to that rule. There’s no reason to read about setting up your ...