Is there a Diabetes Bible? If so, What's it called?

By martymarq Latest Reply 2012-08-13 15:41:52 -0500
Started 2012-07-03 12:38:13 -0500

I am looking for the one single book I can regard as my Diabetes Bible.. anyone?..

24 replies

Type1Lou 2012-07-09 09:53:03 -0500 Report

Dr Richard Bernstein's "Diabetes Solution" was the turning point for me. He advocated eliminating carbs to achieve better BG control and is a Type 1 diabetic himself.

CJ55 2012-07-07 03:27:03 -0500 Report

Mays, these look like great books. I am going to check them out!! TYVM.

MAYS 2012-07-08 20:50:43 -0500 Report

Please do, and let me know what you think of them!
(I have many more books in my personal library on many subjects)

Tony5657 2012-07-06 13:24:12 -0500 Report

I have no medical background but know that the human body, if you treat it right, can overcome lots of negative conditions. Dr. Stefan Ripich in his book, "The 30 Day Diabetes Cure" has impressed me much more than the main stream medical community for my pre-diabetes situation. He emphasizes natural cures, eating right, exercising, taking vitamins & supplements that enable your body's own natural healing power to take place. I'm actually a pre-diabetes guy so this approach caught & is holding my interest BUT, his approach takes your discipline instead of your depending on a "magic bullet" prescription.

My doctor recommending prescription drugs & pamphlets written by the pharmaceutical companies turned me OFF. They seem to only treat the symptoms, not the cause. That approach keeps you on their drugs. Dr. Ripich DOES recommend you continue seeing your doctor but clue him in on what you’re doing. If you're in advanced diabetic stages you may well need the meds.

In just over a month, using Ripich's plan, I've lost 14 lbs. without really trying & I feel great. My blood glucose is now in the normal range without any drugs. By the way, the $57 book/shipping cost, for me, was well spent. It's easy to read & contains tons of information on studies & research, diabetes cause & effect, recipes, meal plans, which vitamins/supplements to take for certain symptoms/conditions, other suggested preventative products, which brand names are reputable, etc., etc.. By the way, I have no financial interest in his organization. I just know it's working for me.

The initial "turn off" to me was the book title - but after studying the book, I now understand. He emphasizes life long, life style changes I need to make and his organized plan to help me do that initially lasts 30 days, sort of like AA. Sometimes it takes me awhile to change my habits and this is the most common sense, workable approach to conquering diabetes that I've found.

I wish you well, my friend…Tony5657 in TX

dietcherry 2012-07-03 19:49:17 -0500 Report

Gosh theres a few books on D management. Of the newer ones though, I have just started reading Diabetes Without Drugs and so far its very good! Check your library for a copy and happy reading!!!

I had to come back and revise this: this book is AMAZING!!!!! Its jumps right in to the meat of the matter from page 1 AND it is a very easy read! I am learning so much and there is a lot of information for we T1s too!! To everyone here: this book may well change your life. Please please read it :)

jimmuel 2012-07-05 12:30:32 -0500 Report

im going to have to check this out,im always love a good educating book an you never have enough learning about diabetes,thanks for sharing

dietcherry 2012-07-05 13:46:32 -0500 Report

You are welcome and thank you for responding. It is SO GOOD and I do not recommend books lightly; Ive already ordered a copy of my own from amazon!

I only wish Id had this book years ago… :-)

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-07-03 18:01:34 -0500 Report

I would not depend on one book as diabetes information is always changing. Depending on one particular book could cause you to lose out on information. I have quite a few and use them as references as I need them.

MAYS 2012-07-03 17:49:28 -0500 Report

Don't focus on any one book, you will be limiting and short changing yourself.
These are just a few of the books that I have in my personal library, I could do this for hours on end…maybe I read just a little too much!

It depends on what you are looking for, for diabetes care and well being my recommendations are:

For the technical, historical, and medical aspect of diabetes:

There really isn't any one book to have or to read on the subject, they all have so much to offer, but if you must have one, a really good one is this one:

I am sure that many others will have personal recommendations of their own concerning which book(s) you should have.


old biker
old biker 2012-07-03 13:23:48 -0500 Report

It would be hard to limit this to just one book..There is a lot of good information out there. Like it was pointed out you need to sort through numerous sources of information..And trail and error will determine what is best for you..There is more than one opinion on the best way to manage diabetes,,With that said..My favorite is Dr Bernstein's Diabetes Solution..I wish I can say your search is over pilgrim, but it's more likely just started :-)

Caroltoo 2012-07-03 13:04:20 -0500 Report

I found I needed to write my own using information from many sources that was then tailored to fit my situation and needs. You will find folks on here who swear they "live by" the words of someone's book, but you need to do a lot of sorting before you find what works for you.

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