Resources

February 4, 2013 5:18 pm

If you’re interested in trying to reverse Type 2 diabetes, here are some resources that may help. Of course, you should consult your medical team about any changes you wish to make to your self-management routine.

Books
CONQUER DIABETES AND PREDIABETES
The Low-Carb Mediterranean Diet
Steve Parker, MD
pxHealth
Scottsdale, Arizona, 2011
This book outlines a modified version of the Mediterranean diet that is high in fish, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, oils, and wine, with a relatively low carbohydrate content. It is supposed to be an easy and enjoyable diet to follow.

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DR. BERNSTEIN’S DIABETES SOLUTION, 4TH EDITION
Richard Bernstein, MD
Little, Brown and Company
New York City, 2011
First published in 1997, this is the original book on controlling Type 1 diabetes and reversing Type 2. It covers everything about living with and managing diabetes, not just dietary concerns.

THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION
Mark Hyman, MD
Little, Brown and Company
New York City, 2012
Praised by a who’s who of health leaders, this book delivers a balanced eating and exercise plan. Dr. Hyman claims that 80% of his patients reverse their diabetes on this plan, and he gives strategies and suggestions for the other 20%.

DR. NEAL BARNARD’S PROGRAM FOR REVERSING DIABETES
Neal Barnard, MD, and Bryanna Grogan
Rodale Books
New York City, 2008
This book describes the science behind vegan eating for diabetes, with recipes and tips.

THE 30-DAY DIABETES CURE
Stefan Ripich, ND, and Jim Healthy
Bottom Line Books
Stamford, Connecticut, 2012
This book has a food, exercise, and lifestyle plan similar to Dr. Hyman’s. It may be helpful for people trying to get off a diet heavy in sugars and starches.

Web sites
BLOOD SUGAR 101
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes[1]
Jenny Ruhl’s informative and inspiring site. Ruhl challenges myths about diabetes and gives realistic but powerful alternatives to conventional wisdom.

THE LOW CARB DIABETIC
www.lowcarbdiabetic.co.uk[2]
Run by people in the UK with diabetes, this site explains the science of low-carb diets and offers recipes, personal stories, and links to related blogs and videos.

DIABETICCONNECT: LOW-CARB RECIPES
www.diabeticconnect.com/recipes?category=low+carb[3]
On this page, part of a social network for people with diabetes, users of the site offer low-carb recipes.

Endnotes:
  1. www.phlaunt.com/diabetes: http://www.phlaunt.com/diabetes
  2. www.lowcarbdiabetic.co.uk: http://www.lowcarbdiabetic.co.uk
  3. www.diabeticconnect.com/recipes?category=low+carb: http://www.diabeticconnect.com/recipes?category=low+carb

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Resources

By Joshua J. Neumiller, PharmD, CDE, CGP, FASCP | December 6, 2010 1:40 pm

The following Web sites and businesses offer information, products, and services that may help you manage your medicines.

Medication lists and calendars

www.ahrq.gov/qual/pillcard/pillcard.htm[1]
This site, offered by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, helps users create an easy-to-use “pill card” to keep track of their medicines.

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www.mypillbox.org[2]
This site lets users create medication schedules that include pictures of medicines.

www.wapatientsafety.org/mymedicinelist/index.html[3]
Sponsored by the Washington Patient Safety Coalition, this site has information and resources for developing medication lists in a variety of formats.

Alarms, pillboxes, and other devices

E-PILL MEDICATION REMINDERS
www.epill.com[4]
(800) 549-0095
This company sells a variety of alarm devices and automatic pill dispensers.

THE INSULIN CASE SHOP
www.insulincase.com[5]
(877) 829-8024
This company sells a variety of carrying cases for diabetes supplies, numerous styles of pillboxes, and a selection of products to help with insulin injections for those who have impaired vision or other difficulties.

Services for medication management

APREXIS HEALTH SOLUTIONS, INC.
www.aprexis.com[6]
(888) 858-1975
For a fee, this site’s customizable medication management service provides daily reminders to take medicines as well as refill reminders and information about medicines and possible drug interactions.

General drug information

iGUARD
www.iguard.org[7]
This site has general information on medicines as well as information on drug interactions and side effects. You can sign up to receive safety notices by e-mail.

AARP
http://healthtools.aarp.org/drug-directory[8]
The AARP Web site offers general information on drugs, a drug interaction checker, a drug comparison tool, and a pill identifier tool.

RXLIST
www.rxlist.com/pill-identification-tool/article.htm[9]
This online pill identification tool helps identify medicines based on shape, color, and imprint. The Web site also has general drug and health information.

Endnotes:
  1. www.ahrq.gov/qual/pillcard/pillcard.htm: http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/pillcard/pillcard.htm
  2. www.mypillbox.org: http://www.mypillbox.org
  3. www.wapatientsafety.org/mymedicinelist/index.html: http://www.wapatientsafety.org/mymedicinelist/index.html
  4. www.epill.com: http://www.epill.com
  5. www.insulincase.com: http://www.insulincase.com
  6. www.aprexis.com: http://www.aprexis.com
  7. www.iguard.org: http://www.iguard.org
  8. http://healthtools.aarp.org/drug-directory: http://healthtools.aarp.org/drug-directory
  9. www.rxlist.com/pill-identification-tool/article.htm: http://www.rxlist.com/pill-identification-tool/article.htm

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