If you're hypoglycemic, you know that you don't have to go to an amusement park to experience the roller coaster effect: your ups and downs are frequent and interfere with your quality of life. Your colleagues, family, and friends may be tired of your moods, your chronic fatigue, and your various aches and illnesses none of which seem to have a clear cause. You get the jitters, you're nervous, and you can get edgy and irritable at the drop of a hat, especially if you haven't eaten in a while. Now there's a book to give you a better understanding of hypoglycemia and an easy to follow program for recovery. "Hypoglycemia For Dummies" sorts through the confusion surrounding this condition, presenting expert information on diagnosis, risk factors, and treatment options for anyone who suffers from this disease or knows someone who does. You'll discover the different types of hypoglycemia, the most common symptoms, and the link between hypoglycemia and diabetes.
This plain English guide shows you how to: diagnose low blood sugar; choose the best form of treatment for your condition; create a practical, healthy, doable diet; develop a enjoyable exercise regimen; deal with depression and anxiety; and, achieve and maintain your ideal weight. You'll find step by step guidelines to help you get your blood sugar under control, as well as advice on finding the right doctor and setting up a support network. "Hypoglycemia For Dummies" also covers: overlapping syndromes, such as fibromyalgia and candidasis; glucose tolerance tests; easy ways to keep your diet in balance; easing symptoms and energizing with aerobics, yoga, and weights; vitamins and supplements; dealing with hypoglycemia in the workplace and in relationships; and, stress reduction through breathing exercises, meditating, and self hypnosis. Featuring delicious, healthy recipes that will ease your symptoms, tips for tackling temptation, and a list of helpful resources, "Hypoglycemia For Dummies" provides the information you need to get a handle on the disease, make changes in your lifestyle, and improve your well being.show more