A Peek at What You Can Learn in Reality Diabetes ~ type 2


The Diabetes World: Welcome to it

Chapter One: The Real Deal

  • Food Majesty’s message to diabetes enlightenment
  • Instructions
  • Playing the game
  • D-I-A-B-E-T-E-S rules for blood glucose control

Chapter Two: Eating for the Realists

  • Carbohydrates, carbs, I love you
  • Fat, sugar and salt: The all-American way to flavor foods
  • Fiber: Fall in love
  • Protein gives you balance
  • Fat gives you freedom to eat less
  • Nuts about nuts
  • Omega-3s can be swallowed or eaten
  • Wine, beer, vodka and club soda in moderation: Forget the colada
  • Nothing is for free: Can cookies be sugar free? Is there really a Santa Claus?
  • Glycemic index and load: What does it mean?
  • Portions: Yes there are limits
  • Eating out: Yes, you still can… with a conscience
  • Reading food labels with less confusion

Chapter Three: Eating for the Idealists

  • Perfect and easy meal plans and more…
  • Sunday – Saturday
  • Balanced breakfast ideals
  • Luscious lunches
  • Delicious dinners
  • Scrumptious snacks

Chapter Four: Take the “DIE” out of Diabetes

  • Diabetes is a disease of your vessels
  • Cardiovascular (heart) disease
  • Cholesterol
  • Triglycerides
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Nephropathy (kidney) disease (bonus renal/diabetes seven-day meal plan)
  • Neuropathy (nerve) disease
  • Retinopathy (eye) disease

Chapter Five: Au Natural

  • Lose weight and exercise!
  • Vitamins, herbs, supplements
  • Spices: Beyond fat, sugar and salt
  • Reflexology: A healing touch for people with diabetes
  • Stress reduction: Don’t worry!!! Or it might raise your blood sugar (be positive)

Chapter Six: Recording Reality

  • Blood glucose levels
  • Foods/beverages
  • Moods/stress
  • Exercise
  • Weight control
  • Taking your medications and supplements
  • Calorie tracker: 1200, 1400, 1600, 1800 calories

Chapter Seven: Diabetes Reality: Real Life Situations

  • Introducing Adam, Bela, Barry, Charlie, Mr. Somo G and Ms Dawn P
  • What numbers am I looking for? A, B, C….
  • Hyperglycemia is too much sugar in your bloodstream
  • Hypoglycemia not hypochondriac
  • Mr. Somo G and Ms. Dawn P
  • Doctor, doctor, give me the news
  • The Dating Game
  • Don’t panic button: Testing so you’re in the know
  • Big “D”: Depression
  • Double “DD”: Dubious denial
  • Are you sleeping?
  • Swallow
  • Aim and shoot
  • Exercise: feeling stronger everyday
  • Feet: the fabulous duo
  • Stressed out – for some is desserts spelled backward
  • Carbs – Schmarbs: Just be moderate!

Chapter Eight: The Real Type 2s from South Florida – without the Drama

  • How did you feel when you heard the words, “You have diabetes?”
  • How were you told of your diagnosis?
  • Was the diagnosis of diabetes clear to you? Do you remember what words were used?
  • What did you do first?
  • Did you know anyone who had diabetes?
  • What is the worst thing you thought could happen? What is your greatest fear?
  • What is the most difficult thing you have changed since your diagnosis?
  • How has diabetes changed your life?
  • Who has given you support?

Chapter Nine: Help me! Resources for You

  • Supermarket shopping list
  • Exercise DVDs to get you results
  • Newsletters and websites you can trust
  • Books you can depend on

Chapter Ten: Recipes that are easy, healthy and delicious