Diabetes Books: News, Reviews On Latest Diabetes Books, Cookbooks

A collection of our favorite books, diabetic cookbooks and magazines.

Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes without Drugs (Paperback)

Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Rodale Books; 1st edition (April 1, 2008)

Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes is not really much of a “program”, beyond his suggested change of diet. In short, Dr. Barnard suggests that all diabetics switch to a completely vegan diet. Vegan, as opposed to vegetarian, means no animal products of ANY kind in one’s diet. So, in addition to meat, you are not allowed to consume eggs, dairy or pretty much anything that did not get its ingredients from fruits, vegetables or legumes.

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Diabetes for Dummies

Paperback: 408 pages
Publisher: For Dummies; 3 edition (August 4, 2008)

The straight facts on treating diabetes successfully and living a full life

Want to know how to manage diabetes? Leading diabetes expert Dr. Alan Rubin gives you reassuring, authoritative guidance in putting together a state-of-the-art treatment program. You’ll learn about all the advances in monitoring glucose, the latest medications, and how to develop a diet and exercise plan to stay healthy. You’ll also see how to overcome insurance and on-the-job obstacles.

Discover how to:
– Reduce your diabetes risk
– Understand the different types of diabetes
– Manage diabetes in children and the elderly
– Prevent long-term complications
– Get the support you need


Blood Sugar 101

Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Technion Books (April 14, 2008)

Based on the award winning Bloodsugar101.com web site, this book explains what peer-reviewed research published in top medical journals has to say about: What is a normal blood sugar? How does diabetes develop? What really causes diabetes? What blood sugar levels cause complications? Must you deteriorate? What diet is right for you? How can you make that diet work? What medications are safe? What supplements lower blood sugar?

Written in clear and understandable language, this book provides all the tools needed to understand how blood sugar works and achieve blood sugar health.

From the author: The information I found, much of it differing dramatically from what doctors were telling patients about what caused diabetes and how it should be treated, became the kernel of this web site. My goal was to answer these questions: What do scientists actually know about Type 2 diabetes? Why do doctors miss diabetes diagnoses until long after people already have diabetic complications? And what blood sugar levels are truly low enough to prevent further damage to the organs and beta cells?

I learned where the current practice recommendations most doctors follow came from and why they are inadequate to protect people with diabetes from complications. Fortunately, I also found some very solid information about what blood sugar levels seem to be low enough to prevent complications.


American Diabetes Association Complete Guide to Diabetes

Paperback: 554 pages
Publisher: American Diabetes Association; 4 edition (August 15, 2005)

The ADA’s bestselling resource on living with and managing diabetes

The organization’s flagship book on diabetes care, and American Diabetes Association Complete Guide to Diabetes is the quintessential sourcebook for people who want to take charge of their disease for a lifetime. Containing detailed explanations and step-by-step instructions on self-managing diabetes, this definitive guide arms readers with hundreds of effective self-care techniques to solve scores of common diabetes-related problems─safely and easily.

This completely revised fourth edition is filled with the latest information about:

* Insulin and oral diabetes medications
* Tools and techniques for managing diabetes
* Meal Planning, including sample meal plans

This mega-volume also includes chapters on gestational diabetes, glucose control, health care professionals, the ins and outs of insulin, healthy eating, diabetes tools, health insurance and hospital stays, and much more.


Betty Crocker’s Diabetes Cookbook: Everyday Meals, Easy as 1-2-3

Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Betty Crocker; 1 edition (February 15, 2003)

Betty Crocker, America’s most trusted friend in the kitchen, has teamed up with the International Diabetes Center (IDC)–one of the leading medical centers–to create an indispensable source of easy-to-make recipes and up-to-the-minute food and nutrition information for the growing numbers of people who have diabetes, more than 15 million of them.
Here is the first cookbook to include recipes featuring Carbohydrate Choices–the new, simplified approach to meal planning recommended by the American Diabetes Association. For people who find diet exchanges too hard, too limiting or too much work, this new method is a real breakthrough. Each of the book’s 140 recipes shows the number of Carbohydrate Choices per serving, so that planning the rest of the meal is easy. From Old-Time Beef and Vegetable Stew to Creamy Vanilla-Caramel Cheesecake, the recipes are made with everyday ingredients, including sugar. No food groups or ingredients are left out, so there’s no need for anyone to feel deprived or restricted to a special diet. Food exchanges are also included, making it easy for those who still count calories.

Betty Crocker’s Diabetes Cookbook is also packed with expert medical and nutrition tips from Dr. Richard Bergenstal, an endocrinologist and diabetes doctor, and two registered nurses–invaluable for the newly diagnosed as well as for those who have been coping with diabetes for years. Throughout the book, real-life advice from people who have diabetes offers inspiration and great ideas on dealing with this chronic disease. When it comes to eating and living with diabetes, people need guidance and advice they can trust.


Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies

Paperback: 488 pages
Publisher: For Dummies; 2 edition (August 8, 2005)

These recipes transform the typical diabetic diet from bland and blah to “Mmmmmm!” and “Ahhhhh!” Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition is extensively updated with more than 100 new recipes from great restaurants and great chefs. You’ll discover taste-tempting dishes like Blueberry Almond Pancakes, BBQ Chicken Potato Hash, Beer Braised Pork, Sweet Potato Biscuits, and Chocolate Almond Biscotti. There’s loads of new information about diabetes and the role of diet in managing it, plus:

* Tips on how to fare well with restaurant or fast food fare
* Coverage of ethnic foods, including African-American, Chinese, Italian, French, Indian, Thai, and Mexican
* Info on popular diets, including South Beach, Atkins, Ornish, and others
* Nutrition information and diabetic exchanges for each recipe
* A “visual” guide to portion sizes with comparisons you’ll remember, such as a medium potato is the size of a computer mouse
* The scoop on new artificial sweeteners, including Splenda
* Tips for food shopping, including how to decipher confusing food labels and calculate exchanges
* A Restaurant Travel Guide for 14 cities, including New York, Boston, Chocago, Dallas, Denver, and Nashville

Alan Rubin, M.D. is one of the nation’s leading authorities on diabetes. He wrote the bestselling Diabetes For Dummies, 1st and 2nd editions, and the 1st edition of Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies. While the cooking tips and great recipes will make you think he’s a food guru, the doctor in him comes through. The book includes:

* Updated recommendations for elderly diabetics
* Info especially for pregnant or postmenopausal diabetics
* Ways to promote healthy eating in children
* Exercise advice—just 30 minutes a day protects against the complications of diabetes

With all this information and these recipes, you’ll manage to eat very well while you manage your diabetes!


Diabetic Living Magazine

1 Year Subscription, 4 issues

Diabetic Living lets you take control and celebrate a healthy lifestyle. Every issue of Diabetic Living is like getting an entire cookbook (50+ recipes per issue!), exercise handbook, and health guide–all rolled into one.


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