Warshaw's article Loss & Gains published in Diabetic Living, Spring 2011 issue

Diabetic Living, Better Homes and Garden's special interest diabetes magazine, published Warshaw's article Loss & Gains, in the Spring 2011 issue. The article delves into the many damaging effects of excess weight on health and the numerous benefits of losing a small amount of weight, including better blood glucose control. Warshaw quotes well known obesity experts Dr. Lou Aronne and Dr. Donna Ryan.

Dave Grotto - the Guyatitian Guru - Interviews Warshaw on The Real Deal with Type 2 Diabetes and Prediabetes

The well known Chicago-based Guyatitian Guru, David Grotto, RD interviews Hope Warshaw about the current understanding of the progression of prediabetes and type 2. Warshaw outlines key action items to take control of prediabetes or type 2 from day one of diagnosis. Don't delay, don't deny are two of Warshaw's messages.

July 7, 2010

Lip Service to Lifestyle Change (Prediabetes)

bunch of pillsNearly a decade worth of studies, with another one just published (online first), June 3, 2010, have explored the effectiveness of using one or a combination of two blood-glucose (BG) lowering medications (approved for type 2 diabetes) to prevent and/or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes in people with prediabetes or at high risk of type 2. These studies have used Actos (pioglitazone), Avandia (rosiglitazone), metformin, and others.

 

Warshaw quoted in QualityHealth article about Prediabetes

Warshaw's expertise as author of Diabetes Meal Planning Made Easy, 4th ed (American Diabetes Association) used by New York Daily New writer, Rosemary Black on story for Quality Health website titled Just Diagnosed with Pre-Diabetes?, What Should You Do.

Warshaw quoted in 12 Simple Ways to Fight Prediabetes, www.healthywomen.org

Warshaw quoted in article 12 Simple Ways to Fight Prediabetes on woman's health website, a top rated website by O, Oprah's magazine. Warshaw notes, "There's a cascade of events (in your body) that starts to happen as you put on excess pounds.

June 23, 2009

A1C Measure Replaces Glucose to Diagnose Diabetes and High Risk

For years the way to diagnose diabetes has been to draw a blood sample and check the glucose count, either fasting or random (any time of day). Two high levels on two different days and the diagnosis of diabetes was made. Glucose tolerance tests went by the wayside years ago other than for diagnosing gestational diabetes.

 
June 11, 2009

Fat: Not Simply Innocent Excess Pounds

I’m just back from the American Diabetes Association 2009 Scientific Sessions and feel compelled to shout out to all who will listen, especially parents of younger and older children and people on their way up the scale, that more and more research points to the many damaging impacts of excess pounds on long term health. Fat is not simply excess pounds of inactive tissue.

 

Diabetes Meal Planning Made Easy

Do you feel...
  • confused about whether you need to limit the amount of carbohydrate you eat?
  • baffled by what’s more important: controlling glucose, blood pressure or heart health?
  • frustrated trying to lose weightl, keep pounds off and manage diabetes?
  • overwhelmed by food labels, nutrition facts and ingredients lists?

Diabetes Meal Planning Made Easy, now in its 5th edition, is thorough, yet practical and realistic in its approach. This perennial best-seller, published by the American Diabetes Association, has become the go-to resource on why, what and how much to eat for people with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. Readers find cut-to-the-chase advice in three easy-to-digest sections. Section one is: Nutrition and Health Eating Basics. Section two is: Foods by Group, in-depth detail about each food group including alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, sweets and desserts and convenience foods. Section three is: Putting Healthy Eating for Diabetes Control into Action, covering how to preplan, supermarket shop, read food and nutrition labels, eat healthier restaurant meals and much more. This action oriented book helps readers slowly but surely change their food choices and eating behaviors for good.

 

 

Reviews

“…Hope Warshaw makes healthy eating easier in Diabetes Meal Planning Made Easy…you’ll find everything you need to know to understand the role of nutrition and all the tips and tricks for shopping, planning, cooking, and even eating out. Packed with handy charts and tips, it’s an indispensable resource for preventing and managing the disease.”
—Editor’s Pick of the Week, Today’s Diet and Nutrition
"I have used Diabetes Meal Planning Made Easy on a daily basis. I am a personal chef and suggest this book for everyone who wants to eat balanced meals and change their lifestyle. It is a winner, I love it."
—Chef Donna
"Hope is the absolute authority on proper meal planning for people with diabetes. You will be able to manage well when you have Diabetes Meal Planning Made Easy on your shelf."
—Robyn Webb, MS, author of Diabetic Meals in 30 Minutes, American Diabetes Association
"Hope has done it again! She provides practical tips in Diabetes Meal Planning Made Easy on enjoying food and managing diabetes."
—Carolyn Leontos, MS, RD, CDE
Diabetes Meal Planning Made Easy is very easy to understand.”
—Leslie A. Shumaker, posted at amazon.com

Table of Contents

Dedication

Introduction to 5th Edition

Section 1: Diabetes, Nutrition, and Healthy Eating Basics 

  • Chapter 1: About Type 2 Diabetes and Prediabetes and Why They Happen
  • Chapter 2: How to Eat Healthy with Diabetes 
  • Chapter 3: About Calories, Carbohydrate, Protein, and Fat
  • Chapter 4: Sodium, Potassium, and Blood Pressure Control
  • Chapter 5: Vitamins, Minerals, and Dietary Supplements
  • Chapter 6: Personalize Your Healthy Eating Plan
  • Chapter 7: Secrets of Losing Weight and Keeping Pounds Off for Good

Section 2: Foods by Group 

  • Chapter 8: Starches
  • Chapter 9: Vegetables (Non Starchy)
  • Chapter 10: Fruits
  • Chapter 11: Milks and Yogurts
  • Chapter 12: Protein Foods 
  • Chapter 13: Fats and Oils
  • Chapter 14: Sweets, Desserts, and Other Sugary Foods 
  • Chapter 15: Beverages: Nonalcoholic
  • Chapter 16: Beverages: Alcoholic
  • Chapter 17: Combination, Convenience, and Free Foods

Section 3: Putting Healthy Eating for Diabetes Control into Action

  • Chapter 18: Change Your Food Choices and Eating Behaviors Slowly
  • Chapter 19: Planning: A BIG Key to Healthy Eating
  • Chapter 20: Control Your Portions
  • Chapter 21: Lean on the Food Label and Nutrition Facts
  • Chapter 22: Skills and Strategies for Healthy Restaurant Eating
  • Chapter 23: Get the Support You Need Up Close or Virtual

Index

December 9, 2008

Health Care Reform - Link and Learn

With all the conversation about the need for health care reform, there are no better places to focus our efforts and energy than on the prevention and better management of diabetes by supporting people's and society's work on living healthier lifestyles. Both obesity, often the predecessor to pre- and type 2 diabetes, and type 2 diabetes eat up a massive piece of the healthcare dollar pie. A focus on prevention of obesity and type 2 diabetes could offer us big benefits for our bucks!

 
June 26, 2008

Diabetes Incidence Just Keeps Rising

Revised numbers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were just published in the National Diabetes Fact Sheet and they are, once again, disheartening and staggering but not surprising:

 

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