The Diabetic Wine Lover's Guide

The Diabetic Wine Lover's Guide

Theordore Berland


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Tired of “Diabetic DON’Ts?” Here’s a Diabetic DO!

Enjoy a glass of good wine! Yes, even if you are diabetic or pre-diabetic, you can enjoy alcohol in moderation – especially dry, red wine. Based on recent, serious scientific studies and evidence-based trials, The Diabetic Wine Lover’s Guideis designed as a communication tool for you and your health care practitioner. Together you can determine if dry, red wine should become part of your diet. Here are three reasons why that glass of wine might be good for you, according to the author: “One reason is that the amount of residual sugar in dry table wines is nil: a 3.5 ounce standard serving of dry table wine has, on average, less than a gram of sugar. “A second reason is that other constituents of wine, such as resveratrol and flavonoids, actually protect against diseases, including cardiac diseases, which diabetics are more prone to than the general population. “A third reason is that the alcohol in a glass of wine actually acts to lower both your blood sugar level and your blood pressure.” Author Theodore Berland, an award-winning medical writer, provides a readable yet thorough analysis of medical research. Numerous studies are cited and many health and lifestyle suggestions are included in this volume.


Theordore Berland:
Theodore Berland is a Chicago-based, award-winning medical writer who has authored more than 20 books, hundreds of articles in magazines, newspapers, and medical journals, and three plays. He has been a writer for Michal Reese Hospital and Medical Center, and Rush Medical Center, Chicago; American College of Surgeons; International College of Surgeons; American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology; American Dental Association; and the California Wine Institute. He is a graduate of The University of Illinois, Urbana, holds a master s degree from The University of Chicago, and has done graduate work at Northwestern University. He also held National Science Foundation Fellowship to the Antarctic. Berland is past Chicago chapter- and national president, Fellow, and winner of the Harold Swanberg Distinguished Service Award, all of the American Medical Writers Association; past president of the Society of Midland Authors; and a member of The National Association of Science Writers and of Sigma Delta Chi- Society of Professional Journalists.