As our name suggests, our goal at Diabetes Self-Management is to help the 34.2 million people living with diabetes and 88 million with prediabetes in America. While a subscription to our magazine and our free newsletters are great resources, there are plenty of helpful books for people with diabetes as well.
This sampling of books includes cookbooks, guides to improve diabetes management, and more.
The popular self-help book company offers several diabetes-related guides. “Diabetes For Dummies” provides tips to lower the risk of complications, information on medication and treatments, and advice on monitoring blood sugar levels.
Do you want to get more use out of your Instant Pot? Nancy S. Hughes’ cookbook features many recipes from a variety of cuisines that the whole family will enjoy.
Not Dead Yet: My Race Against Disease: From Diagnosis to Dominance, by Phil Southerland and John Hanc
Learn how Phil Southerland used his type 1 diagnosis and passion for cycling to raise awareness for diabetes around the world in this inspiring memoir.
There are plenty of myths about diabetes meal plans, and this title explains several of the most popular ones and how to overcome them. “Diabetes doesn’t have to be a life sentence of boring, dull meals,” notes the description of this publication, which is by Karen Hanson Chalmers and Diabetes Self-Management contributor Amy Campbell.
Evan Soroka, a certified yoga instructor who has lived with type 1 diabetes since adolescence, believes yoga and diabetes management are complementary and shares her strategies in “Yoga Therapy for Diabetes.”
A diabetes diagnosis leads to many lifestyle changes. This title from Diabetes Self-Management contributor Susan Weiner and Paula Ford Martin offers practical advice to help make those transitions easier.
Diabetes — How to Help: Your Complete Guide to Caring for a Loved One with Diabetes, by Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE, and Diane Herbert, CDE, MSS, LSW
Diabetes isn’t just difficult for those afflicted with the condition. It’s also tough for family members and caretakers. This book from Diabetes Self-Management contributor Gary Scheiner and Diane Herbert looks to help the latter group.
The Paleo Diabetes Diet Solution: Manage Your Blood Sugar, by Jill Hillhouse, CNP, and Lisa Cantkier, CHN
Are you considering switching to the Paleo diet? This 3-in-1 guide, meal plan, and cookbook from Jill Hillhouse and Diabetes Self-Management contributor Lisa Cantkier may be for you. In addition to being diabetes-friendly, the book’s recipes are celiac-friendly and free of gluten, grains, dairy, refined sugars, and inflammatory foods.