Newly revised and expanded for 2016, this book explains what peer-reviewed research published in top medical journals has to say about:
+ What is a normal blood sugar?
+ How does diabetes develop?
+ What really causes diabetes?
+ What blood sugar levels cause complications?
+ Must you deteriorate?
+ What diet is right for you?
+ How can you make that diet work?
+ What medications are safe?
+ What supplements lower blood sugar?
+ What are the best kinds of exercise?
Written in clear and understandable language, this book teaches the time-tested techniques that help you achieve the truly normal blood sugars that prevent or reverse complications and restore normal health.
"...this book should be read by all diabetics because of the valuable material that cannot be found elsewhere." --Dr. Richard K. Bernstein
Jenny Ruhl, a well-known author of business books, was diagnosed with diabetes in 1998. Nothing doctors told her about how to control her blood sugar corresponded to her own experiences and observations. To answer the questions "What causes diabetes" and "What blood sugars prevent complications" she dug into the medical journals newly available online and spent a year tracking down the facts. The result was the bloodsugar101.com web site which now gets well over a million visitors a year.
She is a strong supporter of the "Test, Test, Test" strategy for lowering blood sugar. It embodies the highly effective strategy she learned on the now-defunct alt.support.diabetes newsgroup back in the days when it was frequented by quite a few bright, inquisitive engineers. She hears from hundreds of people each year who have used that technique to bring their A1cs down into the 5% range that research shows will prevent diabetic complications.