Most helpful book?

By Leslieluv21 Latest Reply 2015-02-28 16:23:20 -0600
Started 2013-09-23 17:53:56 -0500

Hello everyone, I want to know what book, if any , did you guys find was the most helpful when you were newly diagnosed? I've been wanting to pick up a new book so I can know diabetes inside and outside, I want to have this disease on lock doe and I am ready to completely take control and not let IT control me! So any input would be helpful, thanks in advance!! :)

5 replies

GabbyPA 2013-09-29 18:47:25 -0500 Report

Here are some that helped me.
"The Diabetes Carbohydrate & Fat Gram Guide" By Lea Ann Holzmeister
"Glucose Revolution for Diabetes" By Dr. Miller, Colagiuri, Powell & Foster
"Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution" By Dr. Bernstein

Now that I have said this...I need to get back into them for a good refresher.

Bun10 2013-09-29 17:48:58 -0500 Report

My bible is the magazine Diabetic Living. It has been my bible since I was diagnosed. I renew my subscription just before it runs out. Wouldn't think of doing without it. Just when I think I'm burning out, my magazine arrives to inspire me. Recipes, articles, studies, procedures, taste tests for the best flavored bread or lowest carb TV dinners etc. On line, has some top ten this or top ten that for diabetics. I get sooo unbelievably tired at times. I try to freeze homemade soup, beans, spaghetti sauce and egg plant parm so on days when I haven't the energy or will power to cook, I can just nuke something quickly. I only use Dreamfield pasta. Perfect for diabetics and tastes just like regular pasta. I love black grapes. 10 of those are a good snack. Veggie sticks dipped in humus is another favorite. Yogurt is a great dessert. Get a diabetic educator. Treat what you are going to eat as a game, Not a burden of diabetes. READ LABELS! Yes, it makes grocery shopping take longer. Eat your veggies! Watch your portions.

RosalieM 2015-02-28 16:23:20 -0600 Report

In 2007 I was featured in Diabetes Living, when the magazine first started up. I had recipes that I developed for diabetics. The magazine editor came to my home for three days along with a chef and production person. They so changed my recipes that they were no longer very diabetic friendly.
I won't even subscribe to that magazine any more because their advice for diabetics is so bad. They use sugar and white flour in many of the recipes
not good at all.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-09-28 19:43:20 -0500 Report

I have at least 10 books and cookbooks for diabetes and each is different. I don't think there is one particular book that will give you what you are seeking. I use the Mayo Clinic, and sometimes WebMD. I pay very little attention to any articles written in newspapers or as news articles.

forsakes alive
forsakes alive 2013-09-27 10:47:51 -0500 Report

ask your diabetes educator, or you can go to the website for the joslin clinic there in keep yourself upadted on all of the new medical science and technologies

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