Diabetes, Beating the Odds: The Doctor's Guide to Reducing Your Risk

By Elliot J. Rayfield; Cheryl Solimini et al. | Go to book overview

C H A P T E R
5
Beating the Odds
Through Diet

IF someone in your family already has diabetes, you know that diet is the most essential component of her or his treatment. For many Type II patients, weight loss may be enough to alleviate symptoms. Does that mean that, as an at-risk relative, you have to follow some rigid "diabetic diet" even before you have any signs of disease?

No, because you don't need to concern yourself with the timing and frequency of meals, or the specifics of keeping blood-glucose levels steady. But those with diabetes do learn about good nutrition—and so should you. For them, the consequences of not following a healthy eating plan are more immediate—unstable blood-glucose levels, weakness, and the onset of complications. For you, the consequences— diabetes or another health problem—may appear much later. In truth, the basics of a "diabetic diet" are not unique to the treatment of diabetes; they can protect you from hypertension, heart disease, cancer, and a variety of other ills. These basic diet guidelines are the prescription for anyone who wants to enjoy a longer, healthier life.

Perhaps when you hear the word diet, you think deprivation, sure that it means you won't ever be able to enjoy the foods you like. If you're overweight, you may also think

-63-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Diabetes, Beating the Odds: The Doctor's Guide to Reducing Your Risk
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this book
  • Bookmarks
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
/ 158

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.