Contents

  1. Introduction to the Problem: The Critical Link Between Diabetes and Excess Body Weight 44
  2. Health Benefits of Diet and Exercise 44
  3. Prevention 45
  4. Management of Existing Disease 45
  5. Lifestyle Interventions: Indications and Goals 45
  6. Weight-Reduction Diets 46
  7. Indications and Body-Weight Goals for Optimal Health 46
  8. Calorie-Reduction Diets 46
  9. Low-Fat Diets 48
  10. Low Carbohydrate and Other Nontraditional

Dietary Approaches 48

  1. Comments on Overall Diet Composition 49
  2. Exercise Interventions 49
  3. Aerobic Exercise 51
  4. Resistance Training 51
  5. Combination Training 52
  6. Concluding Comments on Maintenance of Weight Loss and

Improved Fitness 52

References 53

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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