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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 p lain-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
- 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
- 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.
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.
Hypoglycemia simply means “low blood-sugar,” but without concrete symptoms it’s very hard to diagnose. It is nevertheless a condition that should be watched over carefully. People react differently to low blood sugar as well as to the treatment they receive. Hypoglycemia for Dummies
explores this fickle condition and shows you how to manage your blood sugar to feel better.
This no-nonsense, plain-English guide lays out the facts you need to maintain a healthy body. It offers expert advice on identifying symptoms, changing lifestyles, and also extensive coverage on diet, exercise, alternative treatments, and the link between low blood sugar and diabetes. This expanded 2ndedition provides:
- A thorough explanation of hypoglycemia and how it affects your body
- Exercise routines that lead to a healthier lifestyle
- Diet suggestions on what to eat and how often
- A basis for choosing a doctor that’s right for you
- Vitamins and supplements that treat your symptoms
- Ways to manage hypoglycemia in the workplace
- An explanation of how hypoglycemia affects family and friends
- Methods to de-stress yourself
Complete with tips on helping other hypoglycemics and myth-debunking facts about the disease, Hypoglycemia for Dummiesis the fast and simple way to learn and treat the condition, with the help of the most up-to-date medical information available. Escape the blood sugar blues and starting feeling better in no time!
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.
- Prevent low blood sugar episodes
Fight depression and stay motivated
Make it through the work day
Help hypoglycemic infants and children
Find the support you need
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
- Explanations in plain English
- "Get in, get out" information
- Icons and other navigational aids
- Tear-out cheat sheet
- Top ten lists
- A dash of humor and fun
About the Author
has 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.