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“Diabetes for Dummies” and Other Books for Diabetes

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Diabetes for Dummies and Other Books for Diabetics

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. 

Diabetes For Dummies by Alan L. Rubin, MDDiabetes For Dummies, by Alan L. Rubin, MD

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

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Learn more on Amazon and Barnes & Noble

The Instant Pot Diabetes Cookbook: Simple Recipes for Healthy Home Cooking by Nancy S. HughesThe Instant Pot Diabetes Cookbook: Simple Recipes for Healthy Home Cooking, by Nancy S. Hughes

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. 

Read our full review of the book here.

Learn more on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Not Dead Yet: My Race Against Disease: From Diagnosis to Dominance by Phil Southerland and John HancNot 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.

Learn more on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

16 Myths of a Diabetic Diet by Karen Hanson Chalmers, M.S.; Amy Campbell, M.S., RD, LDN, CDE16 Myths of a Diabetic Diet, by Karen Hanson Chalmers, MS, and Amy Campbell, MS, RD, LDN, CDE

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.

Learn more on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Yoga Therapy for Diabetes by Evan SorokaYoga Therapy for Diabetes, by Evan Soroka

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.”

Read our full review and Q&A with the author here.

Learn more on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Diabetes: 365 Tips for Living Well by Susan Weiner and Paula Ford MartinDiabetes: 365 Tips for Living Well, by Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDCES, FADCES, and Paula Ford Martin

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.

Learn more on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

The Budget-Friendly Fresh and Local Diabetes Cookbook by Charles MattocksThe Budget-Friendly Fresh and Local Diabetes Cookbook, by Charles Mattocks

Charles Mattocks, a celebrity chef and diabetes advocate who has type 2 diabetes,  wrote this book to provide people with affordable, healthy, and tasty recipes.

Read our full review here. 

Learn more on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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 — 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.

Learn more on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

The Paleo Diabetes Diet Solution: Manage Your Blood Sugar by Jill Hillhouse, CNP; and Lisa Cantkier, CHNThe 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. 

Learn more on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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Buzzeo is SEO & Content Marketing Supervisor for Madavor Media, which owns several brands, including Diabetes Self-Management and Gluten-Free Living. He has written professionally since earning his degree from Quinnipiac University.

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