There are thousands of books that deal with diabetes. We encourage you to take advantage of every opportunity to learn more about this disease by visiting reputable Web sites and reading relevant and timely books on the subject. So, visit your local library and look-up these books. Here’s a sampling of some of our favorite reads:

Diabetes – General, Type 1 and 2:

Diabetes for Dummies by Dr. Alan Rubin (2008)
This book provides information about diabetes and how it can affect the body. It also provides information on the latest in diabetes care, and provides direction on how to manage one’s lifestyle to minimize complications.

Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution: The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars by Richard Bernstein(2007)
This book presents Dr. Bernstein’s approach to regulating blood sugars and preventing or reversing, long-term complications of diabetes.

Your First Year With Diabetes: What to Do, Month-by-Month by Theresa Garnero (2008)
This book provides a basic explanation of diabetes as well as a step-by-step guide geared toward helping readers to better understand, and to manage, their diabetes immediately after diagnosis. The book includes information about what to eat right away (as well as a more in-depth look at diabetes-related nutrition), how to check glucose levels, and how to avoid complications and problems associated with diabetes.

The New Glucose Revolution for Diabetes: The Definitive Guide to Managing Diabetes and Prediabetes Using the Glycemic Indexby Dr. Jennie Brand-Miller, Kaye Foster-Powell, Stephen Colagiuri, and Alan Barclay (2007)
This guide describes how to use glycemic index (GI) to control type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and more. The book includes GI-based recipes and menus for those with various types of diabetes, as well for those with related conditions like obesity and celiac disease. It also provides dietary guidance about sugar, sweeteners, alcohol, snacking, and eating out.

American Diabetes Association Complete Guide to Diabetes (2011)
This guide provides a wealth of information on the best self-care techniques, medical advances and other information that a person with diabetes needs to live an active, healthy life.

The First Year Type 2 Diabetes: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed by Gretchen Becker (2001)
Patient-expert Gretchen Becker, who herself has type 2 diabetes, walks those newly diagnosed with this condition through everything they need to learn and do during their first year after diagnosis. She addresses a wide range of issues, including coming to terms with the diagnosis, choosing an appropriate diet and exercise routine, blood-glucose testing, understanding lab tests, insurance issues and more.

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