A practical, empowering guide to managing and reversing prediabetes through diet and exercise, from a registered dietitian.
Affecting 79 million Americans, prediabetes often develops into full-blown type 2 diabetes, one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Increasingly diagnosed by doctors, prediabetes is a condition in which blood sugar levels are elevated, but not yet high enough to be labeled diabetes. While diabetes cannot be cured, prediabetes can be reversed, so it is critical to take action at an early stage.
In straightforward, jargon-free language, The Prediabetes Diet Plan explains insulin resistance (the underlying cause of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes) and offers a comprehensive strategy of diet and lifestyle change, which has been proven more effective than medication. With sections on meal planning, grocery shopping, dining out, supplements, and exercise, this book empowers you to make healthier everyday choices that can effect real change on your insulin levels and overall well-being.
About the Author
HILLARY WRIGHT is a registered and licensed dietitian with more than two decades of experience counseling clients on diet and lifestyle change. She is the director of nutrition counseling for the Domar Center for Mind/Body Health in Waltham, Massachusetts, where she specializes in diabetes prevention and women's health issues. She also holds a part-time position as a nutritionist for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, and is the author of The PCOS Diet Plan: A Natural Approach to Health for Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Hillary holds a bachelor's degree in human nutrition from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a master's of education in health education from Boston University.
“This excellent introduction for readers recently diagnosed with (or at risk for) prediabetes will also interest readers with other forms of insulin resistance.”
—Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW
“Whether readers are looking for a prediabetes diet plan or for a no-nonsense strategy to better health, this book delivers.”
“At long last—a practical, positive, and informative guide for people who have prediabetes. The Prediabetes Diet Plan reflects Hillary Wright’s long-standing expertise as a registered dietitian and educator. Her book is engaging, taking complex topics and making them easily understandable. The positive, upbeat nature of Hillary’s book will empower and encourage anyone who is struggling to prevent diabetes and live a healthier life. It’s a must-have resource for anyone who’s at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.”
—Amy P. Campbell, MS, RD, CDE, manager, Clinical Education Programs, Joslin Diabetes Center
“Readers are likely to discover the answers to any questions they may have about prediabetes in this book. But it’s Hillary Wright’s advice on making lifestyle changes that’s the real value here. Hillary provides readers with important and practical suggestions on how and what lifestyle changes are important for the prevention of diabetes. The message to the reader is—read and do!”
—Marion J. Franz, MS, RD, CDE, diabetes educator and nutrition/health consultant at Nutrition Concepts by Franz, Inc.