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My Information Sources

My books and resources:

These are the books I have read to help me treat my own diabetes. They have helped me through the hurdles.

The Diabetes Sourcebook: Today's Methods And Ways to Give Yourself The Best Care, By Diana W. Guthrie, R.N., Ph.D., and Richard A. Guthrie, M.D.
This book is indispensable. It gives you information on working with your Health Professional to get the best care; nutrition, exercise and medications; hygiene; monitoring techniques including the latest meters; emotional adjustments for yourself, family and friends; complications and extensive charts to help you figure out what all those numbers mean. Written in an easy to read style this book should be in every diabetic's home. An excellent, excellent book. I learned more in it than I did in diabetes education classes.

The Diabetes Carbohydrate and Calorie Counter by Annette B. Natow, Ph. D., R.D. and Jo-Ann Heslin, M.A., R.D.
This is a good convenient resource to take with you to help you understand diabetes and help you make good, informed choices at the grocery store. Outstanding little book.

The Carbohydrate Addict's Diet Carbohydrate Counter, by Dr. Rachel F. Heller and Dr. Richard F. Heller.
This little book is a lifesaver when it comes to eating out. It has carbohydrate counts of most of the major fast food chains, as well as ethnic restaurants, and salad bars. It also points out "trigger foods" that set off cravings. Outstanding little book!

The UCSD Healthy Diet for Diabetes, by Susan Algert, M.S., R.D.; Barbara Grasse, R.D., C.D.E.; Annie Durning, M.S., R.D.
I found this at a bargain book store, and it's superb. It gives lots of ideas to make diabetic cooking delicious, as well as offered the indispensable charts on hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia I used on the website! Terrific book.

365 Favorite Brand Name Diabetic Recipes, by Publications International.
This was given to me as a gift and was purchased at a Ross Store. It looks like a nice gift cookbook, but this one isn't just for looks. It's full of wonderful and enticing recipes using brand name sweeteners and products. The recipes look and taste good. The book is hard to come by; keep checking your Ross store for it.

These were just recommended to me as excellent books for Diabetic newbies:

Diabetes for Dummies,
Diabetic Cooking for Dummies, both by Alan L. Rubin, M.D.
If you are familiar with the dummies series, you'll know these aren't for "dummies," but are full and complete explanations written in layman's terms to understand and treat this disease. I haven't read them, but they come very recommended.

Diabetic Cooking Magazine
You'll find this at most grocery checkout lines or in the magazine rack. Worth the expense; full of fun recipes that actually taste good. Try a copy!