‘Atkins Diabetes Revolution’ released

Filed under: Atkins Diet — Tags: — @ August 3, 2004

Atkins Diabetes RevolutionAtkins Diabetes Revolution,” the last major book planned by Dr. Robert C. Atkins prior to his untimely death in 2003, goes on sale nationwide on August 3. Thanks to the efforts of a team of his colleagues, this work has now been fully realized and will serve as “a major new weapon in the battle to prevent and control Type 2 diabetes.”

According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes now affects 18.2 million people in the U.S., and the Center for Disease Control has reported that 41 million Americans were pre-diabetic in year 2000.

“The main purpose of this book is to focus people on the basic but dramatic fact that many individuals may prevent Type 2 diabetes by simply changing what they put on their plate,” explains Mary Vernon, M.D., one of the co-authors of “Atkins Diabetes Revolution.” “Traditionally, Atkins is viewed as a weight loss and weight management program, but Dr. Atkins knew his nutritional approach could accomplish more for people. This book will help emphasize that, as Dr. Atkins experienced over many decades of clinical practice, his approach is also an effective intervention for disease prevention, and not just heart disease, but also Type 2 diabetes.”

Type 2 diabetes was once called “adult onset diabetes” but was renamed because an increasing number of pediatricians were seeing the disease in children. As reported in The New York Times article, “Study: Obese Kids May Develop Diabetes,” on June 2, 2004, the occurrence of childhood obesity continues to escalate and with it, the prevalence of Type 2 diabetes and the metabolic syndrome (a cluster of conditions that includes high triglycerides/low HDL and glucose intolerance). Adults and children alike who suffer from the metabolic syndrome are at higher risk to develop Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

“Atkins Diabetes Revolution” published by William Morrow (an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers), introduces the concept of utilizing controlled- carbohydrate nutrition, supplementation and other lifestyle changes in conjunction with physician’s counsel for the prevention and management of the metabolic syndrome, prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes. The book introduces readers to the warning signs of Type 2 diabetes and provides information that will help people identify risks for disease as early as possible, improve indicators of the metabolic syndrome, and individualize the controlled- carbohydrate approach using the Atkins Blood Sugar Control Program (ABSCP).

To produce “Atkins Diabetes Revolution,” Mary Vernon, M.D., and Jacqueline Eberstein, R.N., reviewed and edited Dr. Atkins’ original notes and added the latest research. In addition to being a clinician and a researcher, Dr. Vernon is a member of the Atkins Physicians Council, while Ms. Eberstein worked with Dr. Atkins for over 25 years and is currently the director of nutrition information for Atkins Health & Medical Information Services.


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