Bright Spots & Landmines: The Diabetes Guide I Wish Someone Had Handed Me

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2017-05-28 19:57:07 -0500
Started 2017-03-26 21:08:56 -0500

This is a new book on diabetes and is written by one of my favorite type 1 columnists out there, Adam Brown.

You can get a free digital copy here: Sign up now at to receive a free digital version of Bright Spots & Landmines when it comes out,
plus be entered to win a print copy.

I love his wit and insight. It will be a great source that is a bit more up to date than what you most likely will get in any doctor's office.

8 replies

codered51 2017-05-02 15:26:48 -0500 Report

I just got my book today. So far it's very good. I've gotta try his chia pudding recipe. I just noticed he mentioned caffeine can make BG jump. I'm like o o, I don't drink coffee but I drink tea. Than I read so he drinks tea instead. I'm covered.

GabbyPA 2017-04-11 07:28:39 -0500 Report

Just got to preview Adam's book here:

It is going to be so good. It's detailed and fun. Insightful and filled with some great ah-ha moments for everyone I'm sure. I had one with this quote: "Responsibility was my middle name: I grew up without a father figure, which added extra pressure to be the man of the house. In the case of diabetes, unfortunately, being responsible isn't enough to achieve in-range blood sugars." I found that very profound to me personally. I can't wait for the book to come out.

NewSong53 2017-05-28 19:57:07 -0500 Report

Just saw this post and followed the link. I really liked the insight he had when adopting a dog at the animal shelter. They always stress positive reinforcement, but how often does someone diabetic or overweight receive positive reinforcement? I was in a blue funk this weekend (another birthday looming near) but I resolve to give myself positive reinforcement and post reminders around my house!! Thanks, Gabby.

cmr55 2017-03-27 17:51:46 -0500 Report

Most of us here who want to stay healthy continue to learn something new daily. Like fasting I wish I knew about it 7 years ago when first diagnosed. But it is now in my life and has helped a lot along with diet and exercise. Still doing good with out insulin and meds

haoleboy 2017-03-27 18:00:03 -0500 Report

from perhaps my favorite Bob Dylan song, It's Alright Ma … “he not busy being born is busy dying.”
look to learn and improve every day

Kakie33 2017-03-26 21:41:40 -0500 Report

Thanks Gabby
The learning never ends… the more we get informed, the better equipped!
Have a great day