Living alone with diabetes may present certain challenges, but there are resources and tools at your disposal to help you live safely and healthfully.
Cookbooks for One or Two
It can be hard to come up with recipes for one or two people, especially when most cookbooks offer recipes that serve more. Here are some resources for those cooking for smaller groups.
DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT MEALS & MENUS FOR 1 OR 2
Marjorie Hollands and Margaret Howard
Diabetes Self-Management Books
New York, 2005
JOSLIN DIABETES QUICK AND EASY COOKBOOK
200 Recipes for 1 to 4 People
Frances T. Giedt and Bonnie S. Polin, PhD
New York, 1998
NO FUSS DIABETES RECIPES FOR ONE OR TWO
125 Healthy & Delicious Meals and Desserts
Jackie Boucher, Marcia Hayes, and Jane Stephenson
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
New York, 1999
QUICK & EASY DIABETIC RECIPES FOR ONE
Kathleen Stanley and Connie Crawley
American Diabetes Association
Alexandria, Virginia, 1997
In addition to recipes for one person, the “Cooking Solo” brochure, published by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), includes tips on kitchen supplies, grocery shopping, and food storage. You can view it online or download it as a PDF file by visiting the AICR Web site at http://www.aicr.org/publications/brochures and choosing “Cooking Solo.” You can also order a hard copy on the Web site or by calling (800) 843-8114.