Books that have helped you since becoming Diabetic

By spiritwalker Latest Reply 2010-01-08 16:34:28 -0600
Started 2010-01-03 16:20:41 -0600

My support group had a meeting recently and the
topic was What books have helped you since becoming Diabetic. Our members range from age 20-85. I thought I would ask all of my friends at DC to share.

10 replies

spiritwalker 2010-01-08 16:34:28 -0600 Report

I was just reading over a discussion I started and realized,
that I forgot to mention two books which I have had and been
referring to for years. The Joslin Guide to Diabetes and their
cookbook, The Joslin Quick And East Cookbook.

AddassaMari 2010-01-04 19:35:09 -0600 Report

Spiritwalker your topic got me really thinking, Since I was diagnosed I have used my culinary training to decide on my dietary needs. As a trained chef I have lots of cookbooks to include some diabetic ones. So I started to review them in my head and among my pretties I found a book published in 1992 "Reader's Digest Live Longer Cook Book: 500 Delicious Recipes for Healthy Living." It has nutrition guide for all recipes (important for us), addresses nutrients -macro and micro. It is chock full of good information from cover to cover.

Thought it was no longer available, but has a few copies for under $15.00.

Harlen 2010-01-03 17:00:07 -0600 Report

The book that saved my life is
The Calorie King it has it all for food home or out
I love this book and use it every day
best wishes

dj7110 2010-01-03 16:56:44 -0600 Report

the best book that ive got the most use out of is my carb counter.. that i recieved from my dietician.. highly reccomend anyone that doesn't have one to obtain one.. there are quite a few different ones out there.. but has come in quite handy and gets the most use from me. David

TeetooMac 2010-01-03 16:40:09 -0600 Report

I'm reading Bob Green's BestLife currently; Have been inspired by Dewayne McCulley's Death to Diabetes; Dr. Neal Barnard & Dr. Gabriel Cousen's books on reversal were very inspiring. By the way, we're holding our first diabetes support group in just two weeks: A Partnership Of Diabetics in Minneapolis. I would like to hear from you about what you do at your group meeting!

SkipT 2010-01-03 16:32:27 -0600 Report

There is one book that really turned my life around. It is by Dr. Richard K. Bernstein; "Diabetes Solution". You can read a lot of it for free on his website:

Following his program I was able to stop all diabetic meds, and I lost over 70's in the process. That was 3 and a half years ago. I have been med free for over a year and a half now. If you want more information just add me to your friends list and I will email you.

AddassaMari 2010-01-03 16:49:31 -0600 Report

I have not read any books about diabetes (honestly never thought about it) but I will check out the site you recommended.

hbkunkel 2010-01-03 19:05:10 -0600 Report

Thanks for the offer Skip. I will take you up on it. I would like to see what this author has to offer and would love to get off my meds. If you need my e-mail address, let me know.