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April 2011

Phil Southerland’s Not Dead Yet: Memoir of a Bike Racer With Diabetes

Phil Southerland's autobiography is an inspirational coming-of-age memoir about a type 1 baby who wasn't supposed to live. But his doctor's dismal prediction didn't take into consideration his mother's indefatigable determination that her baby would thrive no matter what, and Phil's own fierce drive to conquer every single challenge he encountered, including his diabetes. It's an engrossing book, a sports adventure story with a medical subplot and a roster of dynamic characters, the most dynamic of whom is Phil himself. If we could harness his energy, our dependence on foreign oil would be a thing of the past.

comments 2 comments - Posted Apr 20, 2011

October 2010

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People with Diabetes

What do you get when international best-selling author Dr. Steven Covey joins forces with Bayer Diabetes Care and the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)? You get an inspirational booklet that is a simple, practical resource guide to help people get started in managing their diabetes.

comments 0 comments - Posted Oct 12, 2010

November 2009

Reeling from Your Recent Diabetes Diagnosis? Read This Book!

I recently ran into Theresa Garnero at the California AADE annual meeting and discovered that Diabetes Health had not yet reviewed her book, Your First Year with Diabetes: What To Do, Month By Month. We regret the oversight because it's a great resource for anyone dealing with the shock of a diabetes diagnosis. And Garnero is the perfect author for a book like this. She's an award-winning certified diabetes educator (CDE) and advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) with board certification in advanced diabetes management (BC-ADM), and she earned an Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). She is also a former national educator of the year, a cartoonist, and the 2008 global recipient of Inspired by Diabetes.

comments 0 comments - Posted Nov 6, 2009

October 2009

Diabetes? No Problema!

The statistics are chilling. Children born today have a one-in-three chance of developing type 2 diabetes. For Latinos, however, that risk is one-in-two.

comments 2 comments - Posted Oct 27, 2009

August 2009

New Video: Diabetes Myths Debunked

See the new video on DiabetesHealthTV with columnist Riva Greenberg.  She discusses her new book 50 Diabetes Myths That Can Ruin Your Life: And the 50 Diabetes Truths That Can Save It.

comments 0 comments - Posted Aug 28, 2009

Knowledge Is Not Only Power: It’s Also Powerful Medicine

It's very likely that you, like most people, believe many myths about diabetes. If you do, you might actually be doing yourself harm. Learning the truth can empower you (as it did me) to make choices and take actions that increase the quality and length of your life.

comments 9 comments - Posted Aug 1, 2009

June 2008

"Erase Your Mistakes With Exercise" and Other Secrets to Living a Long Life With Diabetes

Sheri Colberg, PhD, who has type 1 diabetes, is an exercise physiologist at Old Dominion University who specializes in research in diabetes and exercise.  She has co-authored an inspirational and relevant book called, “50 Secrets of the Longest Living People with Diabetes.”

comments 3 comments - Posted Jun 12, 2008

March 2008

The ADA and Low Carb Diets

For the first time, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) came out in support of low-carbohydrate diets for people with diabetes who want to manage their weight. The ADA announced this landmark decision in December 2007 with its 2008 clinical practice recommendations. The latest recommendation is in sharp contrast to decades of promoting only low-fat/high-carb diets.

comments 2 comments - Posted Mar 9, 2008

People Are Talking: Directly to You

People Are Talking is where you'll find the inspiration and true stories of people just like you.

comments 0 comments - Posted Mar 9, 2008

January 2008

New Book Describes the Ins and Outs of Sex and Diabetes
New Book Describes the Ins and Outs of Sex and Diabetes

Among the many possible complications of diabetes is sexual dysfunction. It's not talked about as much as something like neuropathy, so people (especially women) often don't connect their sexual problems to their diabetes. And even if they do, they often can't raise the topic with their healthcare team.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jan 2, 2008

December 2007

Two Cookbooks, Two Different Dietary Philosophies
Two Cookbooks, Two Different Dietary Philosophies

I recently had the good fortune to come across two very good cookbooks for people with diabetes. The first is The All-Natural Diabetes Cookbook: The Whole Food Approach to Great Taste and Healthy Eating, by Jackie Newgent, RD, published by the American Diabetes Association.

comments 0 comments - Posted Dec 25, 2007

September 2007

Calling All Diabetic Exercisers: Help Write a Book

Sheri Colberg, PhD, is writing the 2nd edition of her book, The Diabetic Athlete. Updated throughout, it will cover the use of the newest insulins, new medications like Symlin and Byetta, and all the latest devices.

comments 0 comments - Posted Sep 14, 2007

Dialysis, Without Fear
Dialysis, Without Fear

Dialysis is a subject cloaked in alarming myths and misconceptions. The public mind tends to envision dialysis patients as huddled in seedy clinics, hooked up to machines like iron lungs and knocking weakly at death's door.

comments 1 comment - Posted Sep 8, 2007

August 2007

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People with Diabetes
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People with Diabetes

Dr. Stephen Covey is a mesmerizing lifestyle guru who has revolutionized business management with his seven principles of living life effectively. When his wife was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, he was shocked to learn that four out of five people don't know how to manage their diabetes.

comments 2 comments - Posted Aug 24, 2007

July 2007

From Fat To Fit: Turn Yourself Into a Weapon of Mass Reduction
From Fat To Fit: Turn Yourself Into a Weapon of Mass Reduction

This book chronicles one woman's lifestyle change and how her journey ignited a popular movement called the "Meltdown" that brought an entire county together in a community-wide weight loss experience.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 24, 2007

The Type 2 Diabetes Sourcebook: 3rd Edition
The Type 2 Diabetes Sourcebook: 3rd Edition

The kind of book for which the word "compendium" was invented, this is a straightforward, thorough resource book with something about everything.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 23, 2007

Diabetes: Sugar-Coated Crisis: Who Gets It, Who Profits, and How to Stop It.
Diabetes: Sugar-Coated Crisis: Who Gets It, Who Profits, and How to Stop It.

This excellent book by David Spero, RN, is about the social roots of type 2 diabetes and how powerlessness and lack of hope lead to and perpetuate it.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 23, 2007

The Diabetes Travel Guide
The Diabetes Travel Guide

You can rack your brain and make lists by the dozens, but it's still hard to be sure you've covered everything when you're preparing for a trip and you have diabetes. The last thing you need is to be stuck at an airport and find you've forgotten something critical.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 22, 2007

Even Superheroes Get Diabetes: Another Kid's Comic Book
Even Superheroes Get Diabetes: Another Kid's Comic Book

The Washington boys, Kamaal and Malcolm, were the first to bring diabetes to the world of comic books with Dr. Diabetes, a super-villain who is overcome by our hero Omega Boy in a pair of stories that introduce type 1 diabetes in a kid-friendly format.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 11, 2007

June 2007

The Washington Boys and Their Activist Family Create a Diabetes Comic Book Superhero
The Washington Boys and Their Activist Family Create a Diabetes Comic Book Superhero

Kamaal Washington was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was nine. He's thirteen now. In those four years, he's become an advocate for diabetes and the author, with his brother Malcolm and help from his parents, of a diabetes educational superhero comic book that's swept the nation beyond their wildest expectations. But it all started when he began to be really, really thirsty.

comments 1 comment - Posted Jun 27, 2007

May 2007

ACP Unveils Internist Tools for Clinical Practice: Patient Workbook, Physician Guide, and Web Site Engage Physicians and Patients
ACP Unveils Internist Tools for Clinical Practice: Patient Workbook, Physician Guide, and Web Site Engage Physicians and Patients

PHILADELPHIA, April 19, 2007 - Eat right. Exercise. Monitor blood sugar. Take medication regularly. This is the advice physicians give the more than 20 million Americans affected with diabetes. Yet implementation of these recommendations is often far from ideal, putting patients at greater risk for damage to the heart, kidneys, eyes, and feet.

comments 0 comments - Posted May 3, 2007

April 2007

Making Book: What to Read
Making Book: What to Read

3 Great New Books reviewed: Cheating Destiny, The Ultimate Guide to Accurate Carb Counting and Know Your Numbers, Outlive your Diabetes

comments 0 comments - Posted Apr 15, 2007

The Challenge of Childhood Diabetes
The Challenge of Childhood Diabetes

After author Laura Plunkett’s seven-year-old son, Danny, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, she felt engulfed by anxiety and overwhelmed by the challenges of his care.

comments 0 comments - Posted Apr 15, 2007

March 2007

Soulful Advice for African Americans with Diabetes
Soulful Advice for African Americans with Diabetes

New York, NY - According to NY Department of Health and Mental Hygiene report released January 30, 2007, one in eight adults in New York City has diabetes. Among those, African Americans have one of the highest rates at nearly 14.5%. Nationwide 2.6 million African Americans over the age of 20 have diabetes. That’s 10 African Americans for every 6 white Americans with diabetes. Of the 2.8 million African Americans with diabetes, only 1.5 million have been diagnosed. An estimated 730,000 don’t even know they have the disease!

comments 0 comments - Posted Mar 13, 2007

August 2006

New Book Explains Basic Steps to Diabetes Fitness
New Book Explains Basic Steps to Diabetes Fitness

“The 7 Step Diabetes Fitness Plan: Living Well and Being Fit With Diabetes, No Matter Your Weight” (Marlowe & Co., 2006) is the book I hoped would be there for me one day if I were to be diagnosed with pre-diabetes.

comments 0 comments - Posted Aug 1, 2006

July 2006

Book Contains All the Nutrient Information You Need

“The Ultimate Calorie, Carb and Fat-Gram Counter: Quick, Easy Meal Planning Using Counts for Your Favorite Foods” (Small Steps Press, 2006) is a new book by Lea Ann Holzmeister, RD, CDE.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 1, 2006

Teen’s Book Offers Advice on Living With Type 1
Teen’s Book Offers Advice on Living With Type 1

In “The Diabetes Game: A Teenager’s Guide to Living Well With Diabetes” (Rewarding Health, 2006), 17-year-old Nora Coon offers teenagers advice on how to cope with juvenile diabetes.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 1, 2006

June 2006

Type 1 Murder Mystery Now at a Bookstore Near You

Many of you may remember “The Canal Murder,” a murder mystery written by Evelyn Geisler, part of which was serialized in Diabetes Health last year.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jun 1, 2006

May 2006

Former NFL Star Sends Message of Encouragement and Hope
Former NFL Star Sends Message of Encouragement and Hope

For nine years, Jay Leeuwenburg was a star offensive lineman in the National Football League. He is now the subject of “Yes I Can! Yes You Can! Tackle Diabetes and Win” (ComServ Books, 2005).

comments 0 comments - Posted May 1, 2006

April 2006

Hala Khalaf Captures the Global Essence of Being Young With Diabetes
Hala Khalaf Captures the Global Essence of Being Young With Diabetes

Hala Khalaf is the author of “Young Voices: Life With Diabetes” (John Wiley & Sons, 2005). Her book is an intimate portrayal of how culture influences the daily lives of 13 young people with diabetes from around the world.

comments 0 comments - Posted Apr 1, 2006

March 2006

New Book Explains How to ‘Think Like a Pancreas’
New Book Explains How to ‘Think Like a Pancreas’

I wish “Think Like a Pancreas: A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes With Insulin” (Marlowe & Co., 2004) had been available in 1993 when I was first diagnosed with type 1.

comments 0 comments - Posted Mar 1, 2006

Anne Peters on Exercising With Diabetes
Anne Peters on Exercising With Diabetes

Anne Peters, MD, is director of the clinical diabetes programs at the University of Southern California (USC). Her latest book, “Conquering Diabetes” (Hudson Street Press, April 2005), has been hailed as one of the most “real” and readable diabetes guidebooks to date.

comments 0 comments - Posted Mar 1, 2006

October 2005

‘Good Carbs, Bad Carbs’
‘Good Carbs, Bad Carbs’

“Good Carbs, Bad Carbs” by Johanna Burani, MS, RD, CDE, is a thorough look at nutrition, food and the role of the glycemic index.

comments 0 comments - Posted Oct 1, 2005

August 2005

New Book Explores the Voices of Young People With Diabetes
New Book Explores the Voices of Young People With Diabetes

Presenting what it calls “an intimate portrayal of the lives of 13 extraordinary young people,” Novo Nordisk has published “Young Voices, Life With Diabetes.”

comments 0 comments - Posted Aug 1, 2005

Book Offers Low-Carb Smoothie Options
Book Offers Low-Carb Smoothie Options

Low-carb guru and best-selling cookbook author Dana Carpender’s latest offering is “Low-Carb Smoothies: More Than 50 Fabulous Recipes the Whole Family Will Love.”

comments 0 comments - Posted Aug 1, 2005

June 2005

Type 1 Superhero Saves the Day
Type 1 Superhero Saves the Day

“Omega Boy Versus Doctor Diabetes” is a comic book written by brothers Kamaal and Malcolm Washington. The brothers—ages 11 and 9, respectively—are the sons of Alonzo Washington, publisher, co-writer, co-creator and owner of Omega 7 comic books.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jun 1, 2005

May 2005

Mama Mia! An Italian Diabetic Cookbook
Mama Mia! An Italian Diabetic Cookbook

Adding to her series of cookbooks, nutritionist and author Robyn Webb has written “Italian Diabetic Meals in 30 Minutes or Less” (American Diabetes Association, 2005).

comments 0 comments - Posted May 1, 2005

New Book Explores What Must Be Done to Stop Obesity and Type 2 Epidemic
New Book Explores What Must Be Done to Stop Obesity and Type 2 Epidemic

Legendary endocrinologist Francine R. Kaufman, MD, has written a new book entitled “Diabesity: The Obesity-Diabetes Epidemic That Threatens America—And What We Must Do To Stop It” (Bantam Books, 2005).

comments 0 comments - Posted May 1, 2005

March 2005

Cookbook Offers Recipes for All Four Phases of Atkins Approach
Cookbook Offers Recipes for All Four Phases of Atkins Approach

Veronica Atkins, the widow of the late low-carb pioneer Robert Atkins, MD, is coauthor with Stephanie Nathanson of the new “Atkins for Life Low-Carb Cookbook.”

comments 0 comments - Posted Mar 1, 2005

What Happened to “The Canal Murder”?

Several readers have asked what happened to our serialized novel, “The Canal Murder” by Eve Geisler, of which seven chapters appeared in recent issues of Diabetes Health.

comments 0 comments - Posted Mar 1, 2005

February 2005

‘The Secrets of Living and Loving With Diabetes’
‘The Secrets of Living and Loving With Diabetes’

Editor’s note: The following review contains content that may be unsuitable for our younger readers.

comments 0 comments - Posted Feb 1, 2005

January 2005

Getting a Head Start on Valentine’s Day
Getting a Head Start on Valentine’s Day

Hot off the presses and in time for the holiday comes “The Secrets of Living and Loving With Diabetes: Three Experts Answer Questions You’ve Always Wanted to Ask.”

comments 0 comments - Posted Jan 1, 2005

December 2004

Best-selling author Dana Carpender has published yet another low-carb cookbook

Following the success of “The Low-Carb Barbeque Cookbook,” Carpender returned to the test kitchen and created “500 More Low-Carb Recipes: 500 All-New Recipes From Around the World.”

comments 0 comments - Posted Dec 1, 2004

The Canal Murder, Chapter Seven

Chapter Seven

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November 2004

The Canal Murder, Chapter Six

Chapter Six

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October 2004

The Canal Murder, Chapter Five

Chapter Five

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September 2004

The Canal Murder, Chapter Four
The Canal Murder, Chapter Four

Chapter Four

comments 0 comments - Posted Sep 1, 2004

August 2004

The Canal Murder, Chapter Three

Chapter Three

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July 2004

The Canal Murder, Chapter Two

Chapter Two

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 1, 2004

June 2004

New Low-Carb Barbecue Cookbook

Fast on the heels of her two best-selling cookbooks, Dana Carpender’s new collection of low-carb barbecuing recipes has just been released.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jun 1, 2004

The Canal Murder, Chapter One

Chapter One

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April 2004

Frustrated With Highs and Lows

“Using Insulin” may soon become the new bible for “everyone who wants to end blood glucose highs and lows.”

comments 0 comments - Posted Apr 1, 2004

March 2004

Book Tells You How to Be a Smart Pumper

“Smart Pumping for People With Diabetes” by Barbara J. Anderson, PhD, and Howard Wolpert, MD, a new book published by the American Diabetes Association, teaches people with diabetes how to use the insulin pump effectively.

comments 0 comments - Posted Mar 1, 2004

February 2004

How to Live the Lower-Carb Lifestyle in 15 Minutes

Best-selling cookbook author Dana Carpender has released her newest collection of tasty lower-carb recipes, entitled “15-Minute Low-Carb Recipes: Instant Recipes for Dinners, Desserts, & More!” (Fair Winds Press, 2003).

comments 0 comments - Posted Feb 1, 2004

April 2003

New Book Explores Diet Concepts

With the concepts of glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL) influencing the way many people with diabetes eat, four leading researchers on the glycemic index have written a book to help people better understand this approach.

comments 0 comments - Posted Apr 1, 2003

November 2002

‘Guide to Healthy Restaurant Eating,’ 2nd Edition

Do your favorite restaurants and fast-food eateries fit comfortably into your diabetes meal plan?

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'Guide to Healthy Restaurant Eating' 2nd Edition

Do your favorite restaurants and fast-food eateries fit comfortably into your diabetes meal plan? Now they can!

comments 0 comments - Posted Nov 1, 2002

September 2002

Getting Back to the Basics

"Your Child Has Diabetes" is an easy-to-read resource that touches on the basics of diabetes in children: understanding the difference between type 1 and type 2, using insulin and oral medications, planning meals and exercise, and dealing with the emotional aspects of having diabetes. It is packed with illustrations and written for a seventh- and eighth-grade reading level.

comments 0 comments - Posted Sep 1, 2002

March 2002

Words of Advice for Doctors

While many books on diabetes management are written for people who have the disease, the Joslin Diabetes Center has just published one with doctors in mind. "Joslin's Diabetes Deskbook: A Guide for Primary Care Providers"— written by Richard S. Beaser, MD, from Harvard Medical School, along with members of the Joslin staff—provides background information on diabetes and its complications as well as outlining the most current approaches to managing and treating the disease.

comments 0 comments - Posted Mar 1, 2002

February 2002

Read ‘Em and Pump

Whether you are a beginner or a veteran of insulin pump therapy, a new book called "Optimal Pumping: A Guide to Good Health With Diabetes" could prove to be a valuable resource.

comments 0 comments - Posted Feb 1, 2002

January 2002

Seniors in the Kitchen

Seniors with diabetes may need to make changes to their diet to remain healthy, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA). In addition, people may have more difficulty preparing food as they get older.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jan 2, 2002

December 2001

Cookbooks for the Holidays... and All Year Long

Food and gifts! What would the holidays be without them? From the traditional dishes we prepare every year to the unusual and exotic specialty, from the highly frivolous gift to the perfect one matched exactly to the needs of the recipient, we strive to make the holidays wonderful by providing food and gifts for the people we love.

comments 0 comments - Posted Dec 1, 2001

November 2001

Right in the Palm of Your Hand

If you're breaking your back—or calculator—trying to compute the carbohydrates in every meal in order to set your insulin dose, then work no more. Family Health Publications of Costa Mesa, California, is now offering a software program that counts the amount of carbohydrates in the most common type of foods, including fast food. The program can by uploaded on to a PalmPilot, where the carbohydrate count, in addition to calorie, fat and protein content of a selected food pops up on the screen.

comments 0 comments - Posted Nov 1, 2001

July 2001

High Time For Fiber

The American Diabetes Association recommends that people with diabetes incorporate 20 to 35 grams of dietary fiber into their diets on a daily basis in order to control their blood sugars. To help people with diabetes meet this goal, the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston has published a new high-fiber cookbook entitled "The Joslin Diabetes Healthy Carbohydrate Cookbook."

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 1, 2001

October 2000

The Diabetic Athlete

In addition to being an assistant professor of exercise science at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia and DIABETES HEALTH's exercise advisor, Sheri Colberg, PhD, can add "author" to her list of credentials.

comments 0 comments - Posted Oct 1, 2000

July 2000

Coloring Book Teaches Kids About Diabetes

Peter Chase, MD, professor of pediatrics and clinical director of Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes in Denver, has introduced a revised, kid-friendly coloring book called "A Book for Coloring and Learning About Diabetes."

comments 1 comment - Posted Jul 1, 2000

February 2000

Book Explains Diabetes in Practical and Lighthearted Style

You may not be a dummy, but chances are you are overwhelmed by all the diabetes information you are bombarded with, information that can be highly complex, technical and fast-changing. Information about diabetes can be difficult to incorporate into a healthy life.

comments 0 comments - Posted Feb 1, 2000

November 1999

An Abundancy of Books For Diabetes Month

National Diabetes Month is always a good time to stop and take stock of how much you really know about managing your diabetes. With a large assortment of new books on the market, understanding your diabetes can be that much easier.

comments 0 comments - Posted Nov 1, 1999

September 1999

Book Claims to Have “The Diabetes Cure”

In a new book, "The Diabetes Cure," author Vern Cherewatenko, MD, claims that an herbal compound, hydroxycitric acid (HCA), coupled with a chromium supplement, plus some serious dieting and exercise, is the cure for type 2 diabetes.

comments 0 comments - Posted Sep 1, 1999

February 1999

Curling Up with a Good Diabetes Cookbook

February seems a good month to view the wintry weather outside from a comfortable chair, accompanied by a steaming cup of sugar-free hot cocoa and a pile of diabetes cookbooks. From the many available choices, here are a few I highly recommend:

comments 0 comments - Posted Feb 1, 1999

January 1999

Popular Books Get Face Lift

Authors Biermann and Toohey strike again. This prolific diabetes duo has updated their supremely popular book, The Diabetic's Book: All Your Questions Answered. Praise for previous editions says that it is a down-to-earth, practical and upbeat guide anyone can understand.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jan 1, 1999

September 1998

Evaluating the Children's Diabetes CD-ROM

Preliminary results from research performed at Children's Hospital Los Angeles by the Starbright Foundation suggests that the Diabetes CD-ROM is effective in teaching kids about diabetes. When compared to other education methods-including a three-hour group session of educational games and activities and a 1991 Nintendo video game designed to help kids learn about managing their insulin levels-the CD-ROM produced the best overall results. For example, children who used the CD-ROM had better HbA1c levels, higher diabetes knowledge scores, and were more comfortable talking to parents and friends about their diabetes than those who engaged in the other activities.

comments 0 comments - Posted Sep 1, 1998

Sugar Busters! - A New Book About Diet

It was over a business meal in a fancy Buffalo, New York, restaurant that the hottest new weight-loss and insulin-control program was born. The program is called Sugar Busters.

comments 0 comments - Posted Sep 1, 1998

April 1998

More Pump Tips for Swimmers

Linda Fredrickson, MA, RN, CDE, vice president of global medical education at MiniMed Inc., writes that pump users who do not swim for such an extended period of time usually disconnect from their infusion site. Fredrickson offers Emily Adamski, a 15-year-old who was recently on the cover of Diabetes Forecast, as an example of how the pump can be managed when swimming.

comments 0 comments - Posted Apr 1, 1998

February 1998

Read All About It! - New Authors and New Titles Abound, Book Publishing

Every person with diabetes needs to be informed about current treatments and advances in the fight against diabetes. However, just 10 years ago there was little helpful information available. "It was monumentally depressing. There was little in the way of selection when it came to books on diabetes and what there was made it sound like you'd have to live the rest of your life like a lab rat," says Barbara Toohey co-founder of The Sugar Free Center and co-owner with June Biermann of Prana Books.

comments 0 comments - Posted Feb 1, 1998

June 1997

Tips on Exercise

Get a medical exam before you start an exercise program. Exercising in the morning while the insulin level is low works well for most people with type I diabetes. Exercising 30 minutes to two hours after a meal or snack works well for most people. Prevent low blood sugars with slow carbs, such as athletic bars or protein-enriched pasta. Treat low blood sugars with fast carbs, such as glucose tablets or dextrose candies. Eat a protein/carb snack or a bar with slow-acting carbohydrates (Nite Bite, etc.) before bed after intense/long exercise or any exercise out of your ordinary range to keep your blood sugar from dropping overnight. Regular exercise trains the body and stabilizes the blood sugar. Always carry fast carbs with you as you exercise. To learn more about exercise and diabetes check with your health care professional and read STOP the Rollercoaster, a comprehensive book on managing your blood sugars (available by calling 800-988-4772).

comments 0 comments - Posted Jun 1, 1997

Book Review

The Diabetic Man: A Guide to Health and Success in All Areas of Your Life
by Peter Lodewick, MD, June Biermann and Barbara Toohey
(Lowell House, $16)
To purchase call Prana Publications at (800) 735-7726.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jun 1, 1997

October 1996

Diet Book Bite

In the current controversy between advocates of high-carbohydrates versus those who insist upon low-carbohydrates, doctors have taken to making broad, sweeping statements concerning the human race. Each side seems to have a completely different idea of what causes disease.

comments 0 comments - Posted Oct 1, 1996

August 1996

What Exactly Will Happen If I Eat This Bran Muffin? The Glycemix Index Can Tell You

A new book which may revolutionize the way people with diabetes analyze food is being published out of Australia and Canada. The book, The G.I. Factor: The Glycaemic Index Solution, is a definitive look at an underutilized tool.

comments 0 comments - Posted Aug 1, 1996

May 1996

Book Reviews

Blood Sugar's Up and Down?-This Book Can Help

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April 1996

Play Is Here To Stay, Like It Or Not Exercise Is Crucial

The Diabetes Sports and Exercise Book by Claudia Graham, CDE, PhD, MPH, June Biermann and Barbara Toohey

comments 0 comments - Posted Apr 1, 1996

New Book Needs Warning—True Stories Can Be Very Scary

Hypo-Hyper: 101 Short Stories About Diabetes

comments 0 comments - Posted Apr 1, 1996

March 1996

The Fickle Finger Of Food Facts

Go to any bookstore and look at the diet and cookbook section. You'll find book after book of lowfat diet plans and cookbooks. Go to any market and you'll see shelf after shelf of lowfat products. You'd think the lowfat lifestyle was the only way to go. The Fickle Finger of food facts can't abide by this. It just has to swivel in the opposite direction. And strangely enough, that swivel is starting right here in Diabetesland.

comments 0 comments - Posted Mar 1, 1996

February 1996

Book Review: Diabetes Mellitus: A Practical Handbook

Now in its sixth edition, Diabetes Mellitus: A Practical Handbook by Sue K. Milchovich, RN, BSN, CDE, and Barbara Dunn-Long, RD, is a terrific source of information for anyone with diabetes.

comments 0 comments - Posted Feb 1, 1996

November 1995

A Book Review Just for Teens: "In Control: A Guide For Teens With Diabetes" by Jean Betschart, MN, RN, CDE, and Susan Thorn, RD, LD, CDE

Whom do you turn to for your changing needs as a teen with diabetes? Jean Betschart and Susan Thom have produced a great book that is sure to bring independence to the lives of many young adult readers.

comments 0 comments - Posted Nov 1, 1995

October 1995

Book Review: Diabetes Is Not A Piece Of Cake, By Janet Meirelles, Rn, Cde, Ches

At last! Someone who not only listens, but actually responds in the best possible way! Janet Meirelles, RN, is a Certified Diabetes Educator, a support group facilitator, as well as a gifted listener and author. Her book Diabetes is Not a Piece of Cake should be in every home and library.

comments 0 comments - Posted Oct 1, 1995

July 1995

ExCarbs, a New Way of Control Through Exercise

This article is part of an exercise chapter from the authors' new book, Stop The Rollercoaster, written with Lois Jovanovic-Peterson, MD. The book explains the use of multiple injections, carb counting, blood sugar patterns, and reducing risks for complications. Stop the Rollercoaster will be available from Torrey Pines Press (800) 988-4772 in September. For a diabetes update and information on the internet, set your browser to diabetesnet.com.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 1, 1995

Book Reviews: Book Helps Children Deal With Diabetes—Sarah and Puffle: A Story for Children About Diabetes

Sarah and Puffle: A Story for Children About Diabetes by Linnea Mulder, R.N.-27 pages, $8.95 + S&H

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 1, 1995

Book Reviews: Quick And Easy Recipes, Healthy Selects-by Frank R. Blenn-$8.95

Good food is one of the joys of life...but what if you don't have time for culinary school? The solution to the age-old question is at hand-Frank R. Blenn's Healthy Selects series.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 1, 1995

Book Reviews: 101 Tips for Improving Your Blood Sugar a project of The American Diabetes Association-122 pages, $12.50

Having diabetes doesn't make us all instant medical experts. It can be just as hard for us to understand "doctor lingo" as it is for the average guy on the street-we just hear more of it!

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 1, 1995

July 1993

Bibliotherapy: Your Prescription for Good Control, Good Health, and a Good Life

The future of health care in America is going to involve more personal responsibility for self-care and preventive maintenance. We're going to have to learn to analyze and handle many of our own health problems, and one of the most effective ways to do this is through bibliotherapy.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 1, 1993

June 1993

Bibliotherapy: Your Prescription for Good Control, Good Health, and a Good Life

What does the future hold for health care in America? Nobody knows for sure, even those on Hillary Rodham Clinton's committee-maybe especially those on her committee! But one thing is certain. Whatever the new system turns out to be, its going to involve more personal responsibility for self-care and preventive maintenance. We're going to have to learn to analyze and handle many of our own health problems. And one of the most effective ways to do this is through bibliotherapy.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jun 1, 1993

September 1991

Diabetes And Doing Your Best

If you are searching around for an inspirational book, look no further. Diabetes and Doing Your Best is a personal account of a young teen's early experience with diabetes.

comments 0 comments - Posted Sep 1, 1991

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