Master Your Diabetes
Patients with prediabetes or diabetes can improve glycemic control through intensive management, good lifestyle choices, and a mix of integrative and traditional therapies. Following individualized diabetes care, preventing or reversing existing complications is possible.
This book covers the scientific evidence, rationale and physiological basis of integrative therapy used along with conventional therapies. It explains the “eight essentials” of treatment prevention: a low-carb diet, exercise, good sleep, stress management, healing the gut, detoxification, supplementation, and medications.
“The science presented is well researched and founded on sound evidence with claims supported by scholarly works, including case reports, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses.” Library Journal
Level 2 & 3 CPE
Suggested Performance Indicators: 1.1.4, 1.2.1, 3.2.3, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.5, 6.1.2, 6.1.9, 6.2.5, 6.3.9, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.2.3, 8.2.4, 8.3.7, 10.2.4, 10.4.1, 10.4.2, 10.4.3, 10.4.4
CPE Type: 720 for Printed/Paper Tests, 740 for Web-based/Online Tests
Upon successful completion of this self-study course, the users will be able to:
1. Identify four ways treatment for diabetes varies between how traditional and integrative practitioners work with patients.
2. Differentiate and give examples of type 1 diabetes (T1DM), latent autoimmune diabetes of adults (LADA), mature onset diabetes of the young (MODY), and type 2 diabetes (T2DM).
3. Name at which level the A1C begins to indicate damage to the human body and the ideal (at or below) for children with diabetes.
4. Give five nutritional guidelines that help reverse, delay, or maintain better diabetes control for a person with diabetes.
5. Describe three ways how having a healthy microbiome and gut influence the health of a person with diabetes and three ways a person can achieve a healthy gut.
6. Briefly explain an example of how adjusting a patient’s meal pattern or carbohydrate intake (and insulin) can improve his overnight blood glucose levels and thus sleep.
7. List three benefits of exercise for a person with diabetes, plus how much is recommended of the various types?
8. Identify two reasons obese persons with diabetes have a 70-80% chance of developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and give two ways to reverse it.
Why we chose this book
We were looking for an evidence-based book on diabetes care from an integrative and conventional care perspective. This mix teaches the patient how to better care for themselves health-wise plus control glycemic levels, while potentially reducing the need for so many pharmaceuticals.
About the author
Mona Morstein, ND, DHANP is a naturopath physician with a medical practice concentrating on integrative diabetes treatment in Tempe, AZ. She sees patients for acute and chronic conditions, and she is a frequent speaker on prediabetes and diabetes at conferences.