Author(s): Jennie Brand-Miller et al.
Diabetes is one of the fastest-growing diseases in the world and is a contributing factor to the high rates of heart disease. It can also cause health problems related to blindness, kidney failure and amputation. It can be a killer. In Australia and New Zealand diabetes and pre-diabetes affect 1 in 4 people. Every day nearly 300 adults and even children develop type 2 diabetes. And for every person diagnosed with diabetes there's someone else with undiagnosed diabetes. The good news is that these days we know a lot more about managing diabetes or reducing your risk of developing it. Rather than blind you with science or swamp you with facts, THE LOW GI DIET: DIABETES HANDBOOK cuts through the confusion of conflicting advice and sets out clearly and simply what you need to eat and do to help you: reduce your body fat; improve your insulin sensitivity; improve your cardiovascular health; keep your blood glucose levels near the normal range. This book is a practical guide to help you manage your diabetes or pre-diabetes with diet and lifestyle. The authors show what you can do for yourself - and why. Best of all, this information is good advice for all members of your family, not just you...
JENNIE BRAND-MILLER, PHD, one of the world's leading authorities on carbohydrates and the glycemic index, has championed the glycemic index approach to nutrition for over two decades. Professor of Nutrition at the University of Sydney and the President of the Nutrition Society of Australia, Brand-Miller was recently awarded Australia's prestigious ATSE Clunies Ross Award for her commitment to advancing science and technology. KATE MARSH, RD, CDE, is a practicing dietician and diabetes educator in Sydney, Australia. Previous Books: The Complete Low GI Diet Handbook, The Low GI Guide to PCOS, The Low GI Guide to Weight Loss.