Diabetes Books I recommend!

Understanding Diabetes

By: H. Peter Chase, MD
Also known as the Pink Panther guide for diabetes.

Understanding Diabetes

This diabetes book has just about everything you need to know about type 1 diabetes. It also has quite a bit of information about type 2 diabetes as well.

This book has helped me through the first stages of life with diabetes. I used it on days when I was overwhelmed and didn't know what to do; When I was sick and had forgotten what the "sick day management" was; On days when my blood sugars were unacceptably high or low. I still use it today, after years of having diabetes!

This diabetes book has a ton of information and is very helpful any time you are having trouble with your diabetes care, or even if you simply can't remember something your doctor told you.

It is also very fun to look through the pictures...especially for children. Younger kids might even enjoy coloring them!

This diabetes book is done as if the Pink Panther were your guide all through the book.

I must warn you though, if you are a parent of a younger child with diabetes, and plan to read it with your child, you may have to explain a lot, because this book was written at an eighth grade level. But from personal experience with this book, I would highly recommend it as a must have for type 1 diabetes. It is a perfect reference guide!

Calorie King

The CalorieKing Calorie, Fat & Carbohydrate Counter 2011Food Counter Books)

This diabetes book is great for learning how to count carbohydrates!

It also is great for reference on things you might not be sure about, such as hard candy, coffee drinks, or different kinds of pizza.

Calorie King, I would have to say, is my favorite book for counting carbs! Not only does it tell you how many carbs are in a serving, it also tells you how much fat and calories are in a serving.

This is not only helpful for diabetics, but also for someone who is wanting to lose weight, cut down on portion sizes, or someone who is counting calories.

Calories King is a small diabetes book that can easily fit in a glove box or a purse (depending on the size of your purse that is).

When I was writing all of my carbohydrates down on paper this is what I would use to look up serving sizes and carbs.

I just love this diabetes book and would gladly recommend it to anyone who it seems to fit their interest.

Snack, Munch, Nibble Nosh

The Diabetes Snack Munch Nibble Nosh Book

This is a great little cookbook for diabetics!

I would say this book is mostly slanted towards type 2 Diabetics because they should only eat certain kinds of food.

If you are a type 1 diabetic I would say just use real sugar instead of artificial sweeteners. Artificial sweeteners are not always good for you. They usually have other ingredients in them that eventually destroy cells or continue to tear down other parts of the inner body.

You have to be careful about what you eat, and what effects it has on your body.
The same applies for type 2 diabetics but it may be necessary for you to use artificial sweeteners in some recipes.

Although this book sometimes uses artificial sweeteners it is a practical little cookbook with a good number of low carb snacks or side dishes.

Included with every recipe is all the nutritional information you need to be able to make a good judgment as to how many carbs you are eating, if you are type 1 diabetic.

If you have type 2 diabetes than it has exactly the information you need.

As you can see, there are several colors, so be looking for varieties. Some of them are updated versions.

Diabetes A to Z

This book is also a good one for reference. It has information on:

  • Alcohol
  • Blood Sugar
  • Complications
  • Diet
  • Exercise
  • Foot Care
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Insulin
  • Kidney Disease
  • Meal Planning
  • Pregnancy
  • Sex
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Weight Loss
  • And much more!
I have enjoyed this book a lot. It is easy to understand and it makes sense. This book I would recommend if you are newly diagnosed and don't feel like being overwhelmed with information over and over again.

This is also a great one for reference if you have had diabetes a while. I still forget what to do sometimes and have to go back and find the information.

As you can see there are different colors, so again be looking for varieties. Some of them are just updated versions of the last.

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