This book is an outline of diabetes as a whole, including the different types, causes, treatment methods, prevention tips, and, most important of all, a diabetic meal plan to ensure the body is getting everything it needs and nothing it doesn't.
Chapter one focuses on understanding diabetes and learning the variances between the different types: type 1, type 2, gestational, prediabetes, and diabetes insipidus. You'll gain an understanding of the causes, the symptoms, the treatment methods, and what you can do to help prevent diabetes, which is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.
You'll then get into chapter two, where you'll learn about what foods you should and should not eat if you've been diagnosed with diabetes. You'll discover the different types of carbohydrates, learn to evaluate the difference between good fats and bad fats, and learn the truth about whether or not artificial sweeteners are beneficial. You'll also learn how to choose the right foods to put on your plate, how to dish up the appropriate portion sizes, and how to prepare healthy snacks.
Once you take in all the background information related to diabetes and healthy diabetic eating, you can dive into chapter three, where there are specific, easy-to-understand meal plan suggestions. Each meal can be modified to meet your tastes while offering you examples of how to begin planning a specific diabetic diet based upon the guidelines in chapter two. Once you've finished this chapter, you'll be ready to head to the grocery store to begin preparing healthy, balanced meals.
Finally, chapter four answers countless other questions you may have about diabetes, including topics from traveling while managing diabetes to whether or not a diabetic diet is right for the entire family. You'll also discover how to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into a picky teenager's diabetic diet plan as well.
Let me start by saying any of the information that was useful could be found in a pamphlet. The author is definitely not a doctor or dietitian. I wouldn't waste your time or money on this one!