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  • SubGenre:Diseases / Diabetes
  • Language:English
  • Pages:149
  • eBook ISBN:9781626752948

How to Prevent Diabetes - I Beat It and You Can, Too!

Get Inspired. Get Tested. Get Moving. Get Fit.

by Dorris S. Woods

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The essential new concept of "staying-power" is introduced in this interesting, easy-reading guide for adopting a heather lifestyle and staying well.
Dr. Woods has been on the front line in the fight against diabetes as a clinical nurse specialist for thousands of diabetic patients. It was this experience that triggered the realization that she herself was in danger of becoming a victim of the disease, whose devastating effects include heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure and loss of limbs. She had to lose weight, particularly because she had a family history of diabetes. Her book is a vivid account of how, after her initial shock, she accomplished that goal. It is also a valuable source of information for understanding diabetes and preventing it, and certainly a must-read for people at risk. In straightforward style, the author tells how she successfully fought obesity by means of fortitude and self-discipline. The reader will receive valuable information on the following subjects and more: • How a diabetic diagnosis is made • How obesity and heredity impact the disease • How to use the body mass (BMI) as a tool in weight loss and weight management • Why exercise is so important in prevention • How to put a diary to good use in self-training • How emotions can sabotage weight-loss efforts • How some medications cause weight gain
About the author
Dorris Woods is a long-time registered nurse. She holds a license in advanced clinical practice in nursing where she has taught and worked in nursing, hospital administration, and mental health. She is also a member of the National Association of Diabetes Educators. She is the author of Breaking Point: Fighting to End America’s Teenage Suicide Epidemic! She has written many articles on the topic and conducted workshops. Dr. Woods earned her B.S. in Nursing and Psychology from Indiana University; a B.A. in Psychology from Regents College; two Master’s Degrees in Nursing from UCLA – one in Pediatrics and Nursing Administration; the other in Mental Health. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling from California State University, Los Angeles; and a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University. She has done post-doctoral work at UCLA as well. However, what she says she enjoys most is the ability to make a difference in the lives of people wherever she is and be able to comfortably relate to them. Write to her. She encourages your comments. Dr. Woods is a widow and the mother of three children. She resides in Culver City, California with her loyal canine companion, Cookie.