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As "Your Partner in Diabetes Care", the Diabetes Shoppe® has put together this list of recommended reading.

General Reference:

American Diabetes Association Complete Guide to Diabetes: The Ultimate Home Reference
by The American Diabetes Association
An excellent reference for all types of diabetes including gestational. Completely updated, this guide covers all situations, problems, and treatments for people with diabetes.

Diabetes for Dummies
by Alan L. Rubin, et al.
Alan Rubin's lively tell-all about diabetes keeps the reader entertained and informed. He simplifies medical jargon allowing the reader to process the information and truly understand how to live with diabetes.

Joslin Guide to Diabetes: A Program for Managing Your Treatment
by Richard S. Beaser, MD
A complete guide for people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes from Harvard's Joslin Diabetes Center.

Black Health Library Guide to Diabetes
by Lester Henry, MD, et al.
This is the first book written for African Americans. Bonus: a list of pharmaceutical companies who have programs to provide medicine for low-income patients. (Doctors must contact these companies, not patients.)

The First Year Type 2 Diabetes: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed
by Gretchen Becker
An excellent resource for the newly-diagnosed patient with Type 2 diabetes. Informative and empathic, this book provides information to learn about and how to live successfully with diabetes.


101 Nutrition Tips for People with Diabetes
by Patti B. Geil, MS, and Lea Ann Holzmeister
A basic book in an easy-to-read question and answer format. A good reference source.

Guide to Healthy Restaurant Eating
by the American Diabetes Association
This book covers many chain and fast food restaurants. A good tool to help the reader make healthy choices while dining out.

Children & Teens with Diabetes:

ADA Guide to Raising a Child with Diabetes
by Linda Siminerio, RN, MS, CDE, et al.
Children can live a normal, happy life when parents understand the "ins and outs" of diabetes management. Covers a wide range of topics for small children through teens.

Even Little Kids Get Diabetes
by Connie White Pirner
A good children's book that effectively gets the point across.

Sweet Kids
by Betty Page Brackenridge, MS, RD, CDE, et al.
Practical, reassuring advice for kids with diabetes.

Taking Diabetes to School
by Kim Gosselin
A great book to share with classmates on what it means to be a person with diabetes.

Everyone Likes to Eat:
How Children Can Eat Most Foods They Enjoy and Still Take Care of Diabetes

by Hugo J. Hollerorth, Ed.D., et al.
Shows elementary aged children (ages 9-12) how they can eat most foods.

Real Life Parenting of Kids with Diabetes
by Virginia Nesmyth Loy
Written by a mother whose two boys each were diagnosed with diabetes before age 7, this book will calm your fears and show how to manage this disease throughout your child's development. Her sons, now teenagers, have written their own account of living with diabetes. See "Getting a Grip on Diabetes: Quick Tips for Kids and Teens."

Getting a Grip on Diabetes: Quick Tips for Kids and Teens
by Spike Nesmyth Loy, et al.
An uplifting book written by two brothers who have lived with diabetes since elementary school (see above). This book is filled with great tips for the busy teen.

In Control: A Guide for Teen with Diabetes
by Jean Betschart, MSN, RN, CDE, et al.
Not just another book for teens with diabetes, this book covers important topics from food to driving.


Handbook for Exercise in Diabetes
by Neil Ruderman
An insightful resource about the effects of exercise on blood glucose and metabolism. Special sections on retinopathy, nephropathy and exercise.

The "I Hate Exercise" Book for People with Diabetes
by Charlotte Hayes, MMSC, MS, RD, CDE
Bid strenuous exercise good-bye. A useful book that provides suggestions on how to put more exercise in your daily life.


Diabetes Cookbook for Dummies
by Alan L. Rubin, et al
Packed with information, trivia, menus, and recipes this entertaining book provides a variety of information.

Betty Crocker's Diabetes Cookbook: Everyday Meals, Easy as 1-2-3
by Betty Crocker Editors
Beautifully illustrated with great tasting recipes.

No-Fuss Diabetes Recipes for 1 or 2:
125 Healthy and Delicious Meals and Desserts

by Jackie Boucher
Published in large print, this book doesn't require a special trip to the grocery store and the serving sizes are appropriate; most recipes make 1 to 4 servings.

Month of Meals Series
by American Diabetes Association
Satisfy your desires with the American Diabetes Associations "Month of Meals" series. All recipes include nutritional and exchange information; series includes:
Month of Meals: All-American Fare
Month of Meals: Classic Cooking
Month of Meals: Meals in Minutes
Month of Meals: Old-Time Favorites
Month of Meals: Soul Food
Month of Meals: Vegetarian Pleasures

Spanish Language Resources:

Diabetes Tipo 2: Su Quia Para Una Vida Saluable
by the American Diabetes Association
Spanish language reference book which tells how to test blood sugar and what to do with the results.

Spanish Elcanal De La (Guia para la Diabetes tipo 2 y el Ejercicio)
by the American Diabetes Association
A Spanish language resource guide for Type 2 diabetes and exercise.

Mes de Comidas: Sabor Festivo Latino
by the American Diabetes Association
Nutrient analysis and carbohydrate count for traditional basic recipes. Includes complete English translation.

IMPORTANT: The Red Cross Pharmacy provides these links as a resource for health information. The information provided is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, for which your physician is your best source.

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