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Hypoglycemia for Dummies

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Hypoglycemia simply means "low blood-sugar," but without concrete symptoms it's very hard to diagnose. It is nevertheless a condition that should be watched over carefully. People react differently to low blood sugar as well as to the treatment they receive. Hypoglycemia for Dummies explores this fickle condition and shows you how to manage your blood sugar to feel better. This no-nonsense, plain-English guide lays out the facts you need to maintain a healthy body. It offers expert advice on identifying symptoms, changing lifestyles, and also extensive coverage on diet, exercise, alternative treatments, and the link between low blood sugar and diabetes. This expanded 2nd edition provides: * A thorough explanation of hypoglycemia and how it affects your body * Exercise routines that lead to a healthier lifestyle * Diet suggestions on what to eat and how often * A basis for choosing a doctor that's right for you * Vitamins and supplements that treat your symptoms * Ways to manage hypoglycemia in the workplace * An explanation of how hypoglycemia affects family and friends * Methods to de-stress yourself Complete with tips on helping other hypoglycemics and myth-debunking facts about the disease, Hypoglycemia for Dummies is the fast and simple way to learn and treat the condition, with the help of the most up-to-date medical information available. Escape the blood sugar blues and starting feeling better in no time!
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Table of Contents

Introduction. Part I: Addressing Your Ups and Downs: Could This Be Hypoglycemia? Chapter 1: Riding the Blood Sugar Roller Coaster Isn't Any Fun. Chapter 2: Digesting Hypoglycemia: Your Body's Role. Chapter 3: Symptoms without a Cause. Part II: Diagnosing and Treating Your Hypoglycemia. Chapter 4: Matching Up with the Right Doc. Chapter 5: Getting the Lowdown on Low Blood Sugar. Chapter 6: Gorging on Good Health. Chapter 7: Hanging with Herb and His Buddies. Vitamin and Supplement. Part III: Emulating Lifestyles of the Well and Healthy. Chapter 8: Easing Symptoms and Energizing with Exercise. Chapter 9: All Stressed Out and Nowhere to Go. Chapter 10: Defanging the Depression Demons. Chapter 11: Making It through Your Day at Work. Part IV: Spinning a Network of Support for Yourself (and Others). Chapter 12: Jockeying for Support. Chapter 13: Dealing with Friends and Family: Eat and Let Eat. Chapter 14: Suffering Along with Your Sweetie?. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 15: Ten Myths about Hypoglycemia. Chapter 16: Ten Hints for Helping Hypoglycemics. Index.

About the Author

Cheryl Chow has been a freelance writer, editor, and journalist for more than 20 years, concentrating on health and social issues. She has a diverse writing background, having written for magazines, newspapers, webzines, and literary magazines. She and Dr. Chow have coauthored a reference book on hepatitis and other liver diseases. Coming from a family with a long line of medical doctors, Chow has always been fascinated by medicine and science. After obtaining a BA in psychology from Reed College, she pursued her own studies into the effects of mind over body, and vice versa. She has conquered her own bouts with hypoglycemia, fatigue, and other health issues through attention to lifestyle and diet. She has studied T'ai Chi, chi kung, ba gua, and meditation from some world-renowned teachers, and has also taught T'ai Chi exercises for health. James H. Chow, MD, is the founder, CEO, and medical director of multispecialty clinics offering integrative medicine and diverse treatment modalities located in New York, Westchester, Chicago, Atlanta, and San Diego. Dr. Chow specializes in emergency and family medicine. Before he went into private practice almost 20 years ago, he was the director of the emergency department at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago for seven years. As an emergency doctor at one of the busiest hospitals in the U.S., he has encountered and treated almost every imaginable type of illness and injury. Dr. Chow is licensed to practice medicine in Illinois, Georgia, and New York. In 1996, Dr. Chow helped set up an American-style clinic in Beijing. Dr. Chow is a member of American Academy of Emergency Medicine, American Academy of Physician Executives, American Academy of Sports Medicine, American Academy of General Medicine, American Academy of Family Practice, Nippon Industrial Medicine Association, and American Japanese Physicians Association. Having too much time on his hands, Dr. Chow is currently involved with various medical projects. He's known among his friends and associates for his unbounded energy, personal warmth, and sense of humor - had he not become a medical doctor, Dr. Chow could undoubtedly have become a comedian.

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