I’m Dr. Dorris Woods

Nurse &  Diabetic Specialist

Helping You Find & Forge Your Own Health Path

How to Prevent Diabetes Book

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Reproductive Rights Book

Supporting the rights of women and a perspective on Supreme Court ethics.

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Stay in touch to learn about forthcoming books and articles. Coming soon, a revised edition of my book Breaking Point.

How to Prevent Diabetes

It was just another routine visit with my family doctor, Susan Davis. Out of surprise of that day, my doctor said, “You are pre-diabetic.” She made a referral to the dietitian and I left her office determined to reverse the pre-diabetes diagnosis. I was obese with a family history of diabetes.

Now it was necessary for me to make adjustments in my eating habits and portion size became more important. Blood sugar was balanced by small portions of protein with carbohydrates or starchy snacks. Walking was selected as the exercise to lose the weight and Los Angeles Scenic Outlook became a favorite spot. After a while I decided to participate in the Los Angeles Marathon, when I completed the marathon I had lost 41 pounds and my A1C was 5.2. Dr. Davis told me that my A1C was better than most of the doctors at UCLA where she works. Afterwards, I wrote the book, How to Prevent Diabetes -I beat it and You Can Too! Dr. Davis was my proofreader. Both of us were very proud!

Abortion and the Senseless Assault on Reproductive Rights

The overturning of Roe v. Wade will have long-term and indelible consequences on American society. The purpose of this book is to be part of the on-going conversations.

Perfect or not, Roe was working for America. Consequently, it did not need to be “fixed”. The ignorance of attempting to fix it when the ramifications were unknown, has resulted in chaos, confusion, inconvenience and trauma for women who need abortions. In many cases viability of the embryo dictates an abortion. Also important is the fact that medical decisions were taken out of the hands of physicians. That is a “No, no”!

The book also addresses the issue of poor ethics in the Supreme Court as this was also a factor in overturning Roe, as was arrogance.

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How to Prevent Diabetes

Dr. Woods has been on the front line in the fight against diabetes as a clinical nurse specialist for thousands of diabetic patients.

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– – 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’s also a valuable source of information for understanding diabetes and preventing it. It’s 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 get 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 index (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

Paperback book $13.95 on Amazon.com

ebook $2.99 at Amazon.com

Abortion and the Senseless Assault on Reproductive Rights

The overturning of Roe v. Wade will have long-term and indelible consequences on American society. The purpose of this book is to be part of the on-going conversations.

Paperback book $11.00 on Amazon.com

ebook $1.99 at Amazon.com

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About Dr. Dorris Woods

Dr. Woods is a native Mississippian. She has worked with hundreds of diabetic patients, as a nurse and as a diabetic specialist. She is known for her leadership skills and a people person. She has earned six advanced degrees and did the post-doctoral study. She was listed as a Notable Women in Who’s Who Among American Women. She is a widow and lives in Culver City, California.

Amazon Reviews

How to Prevent Diabetes, by Dr. Dorris Woods, is a scintillating, urgent call to action in the form of an easy-to-read, approachable book. 

– Steven Max Finkelstein

Like many people, I didn’t think this was something I *needed* to read, but picked it up on a whim and WOW. This book tackles the hard science for how diabetes is caused and why it’s so prevalent in today’s world but in a way that makes it clear and direct for anyone to understand. 

– Megan Brame

 Dr. Woods’ book is a vivid account of how she accomplished her goal of reversing her pre-diabetes diagnosis. It’s 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.” – Michael Cavacini

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