Managing Diabetes with a Healthy Diet
March 9, 2009

Diabetes Reading List for Patients and Families

This is a partial list of books for patients on diabetes and meal planning. This list is provided as a convenient starting place when you are asked for a recommendation.

Sweet Kids: How To Balance Diabetes Control & Good Nutrition With Family Peace, 2nd Edition
Is parenting a child with diabetes a job for Superman? Sweet Kids says No! It shows ordinary parents how to do it well without turning family life upside down. Whatever your child's age, you will learn how to tell if he or she is eating the right foods in the right amounts, how to prevent and treat low blood sugar, how to manage insulin and sports, how to keep the family peace . . . and more!
Authors: Betty Page Brackenridge, MS, RD, CDE and Richard R. Rubin, PhD, CDE
ISBN#: 1-58040-124-4

Complete Guide to Convenience Food Counts
iscover the healthy side of convenience food by learning how to read food labels, use healthy ingredients, and create balanced weekly menus. Look for all kinds of nutrition information, including carb and fat gram counts for every kind of convenience food. There's also: Complete nutrition for more than 4,000 foods, Supermarket strategies for making shopping healthy, One week of sample menus. Discover the secret to quick, healthy eating with convenience foods!
Author: Lea Ann Holzmeister, RD, CDE
ISBN#: 1-58040-042-6

SET: Snack Munch Nibble Nosh & ADA Guide To Healthy Restaurant Eating
A two-book set containing The Diabetes Snack Munch Nibble Nosh Book (4622-01) & ADA Guide To Healthy Restaurant Eating (4819-01).

101 Weight Loss Tips for Preventing and Controlling Diabetes
Learn how to stop sabotaging your own weight-loss efforts and how to burn calories like crazy. Get the world's best tips on weight loss and overcoming the obstacles to losing weight, eating right, and exercising.
Authors: Anne Daly, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDE, Linda M. Delahanty, MS, RD, LD, Judith Wylie-Rosett, EdD, RD
ISBN#: 1-58040-132-5

Complete Weight Loss Workbook
Weight loss made easy and sensible just for you. A lifelong weight control plan that works for you -- proven by an NIH research study. More than a calorie cutter, this handy workbook helps you shed unsightly pounds and keep them off! Comes with charts, graphs, worksheets, and sample menus
Author: Judith Wylie-Rosett, EdD, RD; Charles Swencionis, PhD; Arlene Caban, BS; Allison J. Friedler, BS; Nicole Schaffer, MA
ISBN#: 0-945448-78-3

Confessions of a Couch Potato
Stephen Furst -- Flounder from the smash hit movie Animal House -- knows what it’s like to live with diabetes and to be overweight. Fact is, he’s probably lost 1,500 pounds in his lifetime. In this follow up to his video Diabetes for Guys, this self-proclaimed "Dr. Doolittle of Food" reveals how he successfully dropped 145 pounds and took control of his diabetes.
Author: Stephen Furst
ISBN#: 1-58040-144-9

Dr. Buynak's 1-2-3 Diabetes Diet
The 1-2-3 Diabetes Diet offers real help for real people. If you're ready to take care of your diabetes and lose some weight, let Dr. Buynak guide you toward success. From calorie counting to the straight facts on fat, this easy-to-use guide cuts through the hype and give you a no-nonsense approach to losing weight.
Author: Robert J. Buynak, MD
ISBN#: 1-58040-243-7

Type 2 Diabetes for Beginners
Learning you have type 2 diabetes can leave you worried, scared, and confused. Whether it's you or a loved one who has been diagnosed, your life is going to change. This book offers direction, advice, and support for the newly diagnosed person and his or her family. Informative and highly motivating, this book will help people with diabetes gain the confidence they need to know that it's possible to live long and live well with diabetes.
Author: Phyllis Barrier
ISBN#: 1-58040-224-0

Month Of Meals: All-American Fare, 3rd Ed.
Satisfy your hunger for Chinese, Italian, or Mexican. Beef Burritos, Chop Suey, Veal Piccata, Stuffed Peppers, and many more new American favorites can be found here. Plus, helpful tips for easy ways to eat at all of your favorite ethnic restaurants. Contains 28 days worth of healthy meal choices with each page split into thirds for instant interchanging. No matter which you choose the exchanges and nutrients are correct for the entire day!
Author: American Diabetes Association
ISBN#: 1-58040-077-9

Month Of Meals: Old-Time Favorites, 3rd Ed.
Sometimes you just have to have mom’s home cooking. Meatloaf, Pot Roast, Beef Stroganoff, Kielbasa and Sauerkraut, Sausage and Cornbread Pie, along with many others. Contains 28 days worth of healthy meal choices with each page split into thirds for instant interchanging. No matter which you choose the exchanges and nutrients are correct for the entire day!
Author: American Diabetes Association
ISBN#: 1-58040-079-5

Month of Meals: Classic Cooking, 3rd Ed.
Simplify mealtime with classic meals made easy--new features include carb counts for each recipe! Plus, get all of your favorite features from the original Month of Meals. Fabulous tasting classics include: .Sally’s Hawaiian Chicken, Apple Raisin Muffins, and Pears Filled with Strawberry Cream Cheese. Many more. Contains 28 days worth of healthy meal choices with each page split into thirds for instant interchanging. No matter which you choose the exchanges and nutrients are correct for the entire day!
Author: American Diabetes Association
ISBN#: 1-58040-076-0

Month of Meals: Vegetarian Pleasures, 3rd Edition
Indulge in garden fresh feasts of Eggplant Italian, Stuffed Zucchini, Vegetable Lasagna, Red Pepper Dip, or Eggplant Caviar. Healthy, fresh, and delightfully appetizing. Contains 28 days worth of healthy meal choices with each page split into thirds for instant interchanging. No matter which you choose the exchanges and nutrients are correct for the entire day!
Author: American Diabetes Association
ISBN#: 1-58040-080-9

Italian Diabetic Meals in 30 Minutes or Less
Imagine the juicy ripeness of ruby red tomatoes, the bold aromas of garlic and basil, and the golden luster of olive oil. Now imagine creating healthy and delicious meals with wholesome ingredients like these in less than half an hour. This cookbook has been specially designed to help you manage your diabetes without

101 Nutrition Tips for People With Diabetes (ADA)
For those with diabetes, proper nutrition and meal planning are key components to controlling their diabetes and staying healthy. This guide offers the inside track on the latest tips, techniques, and strategies on nutrition, weight loss, meal planning and medication, and more.
Author: Patti B. Geil and Lea Ann Holzmeister

16 Myths of a Diabetic Diet
16 Myths of a "Diabetic Diet" specifically addresses the most commonly held myths about food and diabetes, explains the origins of these misconceptions, and offers breakthrough methods for creating a healthy, enjoyable way of eating for diabetics of all ages. 16 Myths of a "Diabetic Diet" shows how to eat foods with sugar (not sugar substitutes!), eat in a restaurant without ruining your meal plan, enjoy all of your favorite family recipes, and a great deal more
Authors: Amy E. Peterson & Karen Hanson Chalmers

The First Year: Type 2 Diabetes: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed
Emphasizing the self-management skills that all diabetics must master for adequate control of the disease, Becker addresses the questions not always anticipated or answered by healthcare providers
Authors: Gretchen Becker and Allison B. Goldfine

Diabetes for Dummies
The book is divided into sections on "Dealing with the Onset of Diabetes," "How Diabetes Affects Your Body," "Managing Diabetes: The 'Thriving with Diabetes' Lifestyle Plan," and "Special Considerations for Living with Diabetes." Each chapter is packed with facts and strategies on topics such as monitoring, battling complications, medications, diet, and exercise.
Author: Sarah Jarvis

Diabetes Survival Guide: Understanding the Facts About Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Written by a leading diabetes specialist, Diabetes Survival Guide provides invaluable support, answers a variety of questions, and includes new information on prediabetes: early warning signs for the millions at high risk for developing the disease, the Metabolic Syndrome: risk factors that, along with genetic predisposition, sow the seeds of diabetes, prevention: good news about the benefits of cinnamon, coffee, chocolate, black pepper, and other common foods and drinks, diet: sensible, easy—to-follow suggestions about what, when, and how much to eat (and the choices are delicious!), new drugs: inhaled insulin powder, combination pills, insulin that lasts twenty-four hours, fast-acting "designer" insulin, and other milestones
cutting-edge equipment: state-of-the-art insulin pumps, glucose monitors, and pen injectors, complications: innovations for preventing heart disease, kidney failure, neuropathy of the feet and legs, and loss of vision, stem cell research: the imminent possibility of using stem cells as a source of insulin-producing beta cells
surgical options: transplantation techniques. If you’re a diabetic or care about someone who is, this comprehensive guide and daily companion belongs front and center on your bookshelf and in your life.
Authors: Stanley Mirsky and Joan Heilman

Diabetes Meal Planning Made Easy
The bestselling Diabetes Meal Planning Made Easy is a comprehensive but easy-to-understand guide to all aspects of meal planning for you. Meal planning is one of the most crucial—and sometimes most difficult—aspects of managing diabetes, but this book makes meal planning simple. This newest edition incorporates the most recent nutritional recommendations of the American Diabetes Association and explains the latest changes to the USDA Food Pyramid and what they mean for you
Author: Hope S. Warshaw

The Diabetes Food and Nutrition Bible: A Complete Guide to Planning, Shopping, Cooking, and Eating
Introducing the American Diabetes Association's first all-in-one food book, a combination of nutrition guideline, menu planner, and cookbook. Readers will learn how to shop, plan nutritious meals, and cook low-fat and healthy foods. The Diabetes Food and Nutrition Bible is divided into three sections: Meal Planning, Healthy Shopping (for fruits, vegetables, protein, etc.), and Recipes (using the ingredients from the previous section). Helpful sidebars throughout the text will offer helpful cooking and nutrition tips.
Authors: Hope S. Warshaw, Nancy S. Hughes

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