Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases in the United States. This bibliography lists nonfiction books about diabetes that were published after 2000. In addition to the medical books, a special section lists diabetic cookbooks. This list is maintained by Reader Advisor Brandon Kempf.
American Diabetes Association Complete Guide to Diabetes: The Ultimate Home Diabetes Reference by the American Diabetes Association.
Revised edition of comprehensive guide to managing type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Contains updated information on monitoring blood glucose levels, using diabetic tools, navigating health care systems, planning meals, and handling emergencies. Covers advances in medications and self-care techniques. Also discusses family and work issues. Includes resources. RC 61586.
Atkins Diabetes Revolution by Mary C. Vernon.
Two colleagues of Atkins apply the late physician's principles to the care of diabetes. Suggest diet and lifestyle changes to alter the body's metabolism, in contrast to the American Diabetes Association's emphasis on a high-carb diet and medications. Includes meal plans, recipes, and fitness programs. RC 60011.
American Medical Association Guide to Living with Diabetes by American Medical Association.
Lifestyle guidelines for people with Type 2 diabetes including diet, exercise, and personal care. Covers diagnosis, treatment, medication, alternative therapies, children, pregnancy, and complications. RC 63411.
Beating Diabetes by David M. Nathan.
A Harvard physician and a nutritionist offer a way to treat and prevent diabetes through modest lifestyle changes without drugs. The easy-to-follow program includes simple eating and activity level changes. Study participants describe their successes. RC 60378.
Bittersweet: Diabetes, Insulin, and the Transformation of Illness by Chris Feudtner.
Pediatrician chronicles the twentieth century history of diabetes mellitus, using the archives of the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. Focuses on patient's experiences and causality of the disease's symptoms. Describes the discovery of insulin and the complications arising from its long term use. RC 56731.
Carol Guber's Type 2 Diabetes Life Plan: Take Charge, Take Care, and Feel Better than Ever by Carol Guber.
Nutritionist combines facts and inspirational suggestions in a guide on how to live well with Type 2 diabetes. Guber's integrated approach emphasizes controlling the disorder through diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices including stress management and meditation. Offers positive reinforcement, provides sample menus, and presents a list of helpful resources. RC 56822.
Cheating Destiny by James S. Hirsch.
Former New York Times reporter with type 1 diabetes describes the social, economic, and scientific effects of the disease. Traces the history of medical treatment, the limitations of insulin therapy, and stem-cell research. Discusses how the medical and insurance establishments can impede the search for a cure. RC 63807.
Conquering Diabetes by Anne L. Peters.
Diabetologist urges patients to take charge of their disease by developing a lifestyle plan that includes finding a team of professionals to assist in nutrition, exercise, and medications. Explains type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Discusses pre-diabetes, the importance of knowing family history, and prevention of complications. RC 60385.
Diabesity by Francine Ratner Kaufman.
Pediatric endocrinologist and past president of the American Diabetes Association addresses the rise of diabetes, especially in children, and its impact on individuals, families, and society. Kaufman discusses obesity as a trigger, diabetes' effects on the body, and ways to reduce the risk of developing the disease. RC 60037.
Diabetes A to Z: What You Need to Know about Diabetes—Simply Put by the American Diabetes Association.
Revised and updated edition explains diabetes-related issues in clear, simple terms. Topics for coping with the illness are arranged alphabetically and cover diet and exercise, blood glucose monitoring, possible complications, health care, employment rights, and more. RC 57648, BR 50709.
Diabetes: The Ultimate Teen Guide by Katherine J Moran.
A nurse provides practical information to teens on living with diabetes. Discusses the disease, managing it, treatment options including the insulin pump, and related social issues such as driving, traveling, and drinking alcohol. For senior high and older readers.RC 59361.
Diabetes and Heart Healthy Cookbook by American Heart Association.
Dozens of recipes following the dietary guidelines of both the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association to combat diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Includes a meal planning guide and suggestions for appetizers, soups, salads, seafood, poultry, meats, vegetarian entrees, breads, and desserts. Provides nutritional analysis for each selection. RC 62692.
A Field Guide to Type I Diabetes: The Essential Resource from the Diabetes Experts by the American Diabetes Association.
Presents basic information essential to controlling diabetes. Explains the biology of the disease, insulin and glucose monitoring equipment, food, complications, doctors, and resources. RC 56024.
The First Year: Type 2 Diabetes by Gretchen Becker.
Updated edition of Type 2 Diabetes (RC 54748), a guide to managing blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes, includes treatment options and medications available since publication of the 2001 edition. Discusses interpreting lab results, preventing complications, dealing with stress, and making lifestyle changes to cope with the disease. Foreword by Allison B. Goldfine. RC 64186.
Insulin Pump Therapy Demystified: An Essential Guide for Everyone Pumping Insulin by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer.
The author, who uses insulin to control diabetes, discusses the pros and cons of using an insulin pump and provides specific advice for diabetics of all ages. Describes the mechanics of an insulin pump and discusses lifestyle issues that influence the use of such a device. RC 56183.
The Joslin Guide to Diabetes by Richard S. Beaser.
Revised and updated edition of physician's and nutritionist's comprehensive guide to diabetes self-care. Discusses understanding the disease; monitoring blood glucose and administering insulin; treating diabetes with nutrition, exercise, and medications; adjusting treatment programs for possible complications; meal planning; and living well. Includes appendix of food choice lists. RC 61317.
101 Foot Care Tips for People with Diabetes by Jessie Ahroni.
Provides answers to common questions about foot problems associated with two complications of diabetes: poor circulation and nerve damage. Discusses skin and nail care, footwear, exercise, treatment of minor ailments, and identifying major concerns. RC 56378.
One Hundred One Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy with Diabetes by Patti Baze Geil.
Answers to frequently asked questions about issues unique to women with diabetes, both preexisting and gestational. Stresses the importance of monitoring blood glucose throughout the pregnancy; addresses nutrition, medication, and labor and delivery; and details postpartum care to ensure the best health for baby and mother. RC 57527.
Sweet Recovery: A Young Woman’s Emotional Ride with Diabetes, Vision Loss, and Food Addiction-- To Health and Freedom by Denise Bradley.
The author of What Does It Feel Like to Have Diabetes? (RC 32581) describes the effect on her and her family of two decades of uncontrolled illness. Recalls how she became healthy through self-motivation and careful oversight of her condition. RC 57322.
Think Like a Pancreas by Gary Scheiner.
Diabetes educator, diagnosed with the disease in 1986, offers advice on managing blood sugar levels by designing an insulin program to fit an individual's lifestyle. Discusses the pros and cons of various delivery devices like syringes and pumps, the impact of emotions, illness, and aging, and more. RC 59219.
Type 2 Diabetes in Teens: Secrets for Success by Jean Betschart-Roemer.
Nurse practitioner explains health care for teens with Type 2 diabetes. Discusses social issues such as drinking, driving, substance abuse, sexuality, pregnancy, college, sports, dating, depression, and complications as they relate to the disease. Includes comments from teens and advice for parents. For junior and senior high and older readers. RC 55120.
The Uncomplicated Guide to Diabetes Complications edited by Martin Levin and Michael A. Pfeifer.
Recommendations from the American Diabetes Association for the control and prevention of complications. Medical specialists describe testing, treatments, and care for eyes and feet, gastrointestinal problems, nerve function, kidney and heart disease, sexual dysfunctions, psychosocial complications, and more. RC 55092.
Betty Crocker’s Diabetes Cookbook by Betty Crocker.
One hundred forty recipes from Betty Crocker and the International Diabetes Center, with medical and nutritional information from an endocrinologist and two registered dieticians. Includes recipes for meals and snack time and a week of suggested menus. RC 59730.
Charting a Course to Wellness by Treena Kerr.
Celebrity chef Graham Kerr and his wife, Treena, share their journey of life, love, and healthy eating since Treena's battle with heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Includes more than four hundred recipes that contain fewer fats and carbohydrates and that list nutritional information and ADA exchanges. RC 59190.
Fix-It and Forget-It Diabetic Cookbook by Phyllis Pellman Good.
Joined by the American Diabetes Association, Good presents healthy, easy-to-prepare meals not only for diabetics, but for all those watching their intake of carbs, sugars, calories, sodium, and fat. Recipes include main dishes, soups, desserts, appetizers, breakfast, and more. Provides exchange and nutritional values and menus for a week. RC 60692.
Patti LaBelle's Lite Cuisine: Over One Hundred Dishes with To-Die-For Taste Made with To-Live-For Recipes by Patti LaBelle.
Patti LaBelle, a diabetic and Grammy Award-winning singer, offers sensible versions of popular dishes that can help fight heart disease, hypertension, obesity, and other health problems. Each recipe includes nutritional information, carbohydrate choices, and diabetic exchanges approved by the American Diabetes Association. RC 56714.
Quick and Easy Low Carb Cooking for People with Diabetes by Nancy S. Hughes.
Recipes for diabetics to prepare without having to count carbs. Includes dozens of snacks, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and desserts from three different carbohydrate levels. RC 57568.
The Whole Foods Diabetic Cookbook by Patricia Bertron, Michael Cook and Patricia Stevenson.
A collection of vegetarian recipes using whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables. Gives an overview of diabetes and explains how diet and exercise are important in controlling the disease. Includes a nutritional guide and tips on grocery shopping and menu planning. RC 55973.