Hypoglycemia for Dummies

Hypoglycemia for Dummies

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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

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 340.19g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • 0764554905
  • 9780764554902

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Addressing Your Ups and Downs: Could This Be Hypoglycemia? Chapter 1: Riding the Blood Sugar Roller Coaster Isn't Any Fun. Chapter 2: Flipping Through the Hypoglycemia Catalog. Chapter 3: Symptoms without a Cause. Part II: Getting a Diagnosis: Do I or Don't I? Chapter 4: Getting the Lowdown on Low Blood Sugar. Chapter 5: Matching Up with the Right Doc. Part III: Getting Off Your Bleached Flour Buns and Treating the Problem. Chapter 6: Gorging on Good Health. Chapter 7: Hanging with Herb and His Buddies Vitamin and Supplement. Chapter 8: Easing Symptoms and Energizing with Exercise. Part IV: Emulating Lifestyles of the Well and Healthy. Chapter 9: All Stressed Out and Nowhere To Go. Chapter 10: Defanging the Depression Demons. Part V: Spinning a Network of Support for Yourself. Chapter 11: Jockeying for Support Chapter 12: Making Sure They Get a Good Eight Hours from You. Chapter 13: Dealing with Friends and Family: Eat and Let Eat. Chapter 14: Suffering Along with Your Sweetie? Chapter 15: Relief at the Tip of Your Tongue. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 16: Ten Hints for Helping Hypoglycemics. Chapter 17: Ten Plus Helpful Resources. Index.show more

About Cheryl Chow

Cheryl Chow has been a writer, editor, and journalist for over 20 years. James Chow, MD, is a member of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.show more

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