Chapter 1

What It Means to Flourish with Diabetes

In This Chapter

arrow Getting a grip on diabetes

arrow Controlling calories

arrow Working exercise into your schedule

arrow Keeping your blood pressure down

arrow Making lifestyle changes that count

Since the third edition of Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies came out, there have been a number of studies that indicate that a Mediterranean diet may be beneficial in the prevention and treatment of diabetes. In this new edition, we provide some of the rationale for that type of diet. You will also find 25 new recipes from some of the finest Mediterranean restaurants in the country. In this chapter, you get the latest information about what diabetes means, how diabetes is diagnosed, and the things you need to do to thrive with diabetes. Don’t waste another minute. Get started right away.

Recognizing Diabetes

With so much diabetes around these days, you may think that recognizing it should be easy. The truth is that it’s not easy, because diabetes is defined by blood tests. ...

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