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Diet, Diabetes and You

Many yound people are falling prey to it and that too, in their most productive years. It reduces the lifespan and leads to a poor quality of life. It is not heredity which is responsible, but also lifestyle and diet.

March 10, 2014 11:27 IST | India Infoline News Service
Title: Diet, Diabetes and You
Author: Dr. Shweta Rastogi
Publication: Popular Prakashan
Price: Rs. 160

 
 
More and more Indians are being diagnosed with diabetes every year. Every family has at lease one diabetic. Diabetes mellitus is not just another disease. It is a chronic medical disorder which affects major organs of the body like the heart, eyes and kidneys.  Many yound people are falling prey to it and that too, in their most productive years. It reduces the lifespan and leads to a poor quality of life. It is not heredity which is responsible, but also lifestyle and diet.
 
Diet, Diabetes and You shows you how to set realistic goals for controlling blood sugar levels and managing weight, discusses diabetes during pregnancy, planning diets using food exchange  lists, how to interpret the labels on ready-to-eat foods and the inside story on artificial sweeteners. The book separates the myths from the facts, stresses the importance of dialy exercise and teaches you how to take control of diabetes and work to prevent it.
 
It is an attempt to link the theory and practice of dietary guidelines for managing diabetes. It is a guide written keeping in mind the food habits of the thousands of diabetics from every corner of India and that Dr. Shweta Rastogi has worked with over the last ten years.
 
This book is not only for diabetes, but also for anyone who wishes to live a long, healthy and disease - free life.
 
About the Author:
Shweta Rastogi, is a clinical dietician and consultant in lifestyle medicine. She has had several original research papers published in journals of national and international repute. She has contributed articles in English and Hindi on various aspects of nutrition and dietetics and presented a couple of programmes on diet, health and diabetes on the well known health channel Care TV. She has conducted health lectures and workshops at various corporate offices. She is also the speciality advisor (nutrition) for Indian Doctors Guide.com.
 
Presently, she is the chief dietician at Guru Nanak Hospital and Research Centre, Bandra, Mumbai.

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