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Hypoglycemia for Dummiesby Cheryl Chow
Synopses & Reviews
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 p lain-English guide shows you how to:
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:
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.
This easy-to-use guide presents appropriate diet and exercise regimens, supplies information on resources and Web sites for further research, and includes recipes for healthy fare that will help to ease symptoms. Clear, concise, and reassuring, Hypoglycemia For Dummies is a must-have companion for sufferers and their loved ones.
Features healthy recipes that will ease your symptoms
Curb temptation and create a plan that improves your well-being
Do you suffer from hypoglycemia or know someone who does? This reassuring guide sorts through the confusion surrounding this condition, presenting expert information on diagnosis, risk factors, and treatment options. Youll also find diet and exercise regimens, as well as advice on finding the right doctor and setting up a support network.
The Dummies Way
Includes an improved diet plan
Escape the blood sugar blues and start feeling better today!
Need to get a handle on your hypoglycemia? If so, this friendly guide offers expert advice on identifying symptoms and making the necessary lifestyle changes so you can live a full and active life. This book features expanded coverage on diet, exercise, alternative treatments, and the link between low blood sugar and diabetes. Most importantly, it shows you how to develop and follow a healthy diet plan — the first step to dealing with this condition.
About the Author
Cheryl Chowhas been a freelance writer, editor, and journalist for more than 20 years, concentrating on health and social issues. She has a diverse writing background, having written for magazines, newspapers, webzines, and literary magazines. She and Dr. Chow have coauthored a reference book on hepatitis and other liver diseases.
Coming from a family with a long line of medical doctors, Chow has always been fascinated by medicine and science. After obtaining a BA in psychology from Reed College, she pursued her own studies into the effects of mind over body, and vice versa. She has conquered her own bouts with hypoglycemia, fatigue, and other health issues through attention to lifestyle and diet. She has studied T’ai Chi, chi kung, ba gua, and meditation from some world-renowned teachers, and has also taught T’ai Chi exercises for health.
James H. Chow, MD,is the founder, CEO, and medical director of multispecialty clinics offering integrative medicine and diverse treatment modalities located in New York, Westchester, Chicago, Atlanta, and San Diego. Dr. Chow specializes in emergency and family medicine. Before he went into private practice almost 20 years ago, he was the director of the emergency department at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago for seven years. As an emergency doctor at one of the busiest hospitals in the U.S., he has encountered and treated almost every imaginable type of illness and injury. Dr. Chow is licensed to practice medicine in Illinois, Georgia, and New York.
In 1996, Dr. Chow helped set up an American-style clinic in Beijing. Dr. Chow is a member of American Academy of Emergency Medicine, American Academy of Physician Executives, American Academy of Sports Medicine, American Academy of General Medicine, American Academy of Family Practice, Nippon Industrial Medicine Association, and American Japanese Physicians Association. Having too much time on his hands, Dr. Chow is currently involved with various medical projects. He’s known among his friends and associates for his unbounded energy, personal warmth, and sense of humor — had he not become a medical doctor, Dr. Chow could undoubtedly have become a comedian.
Table of Contents
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.
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