Regional library book list explores diabetes

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Over nine million Canadians are living with diabetes or prediabetes. Chances are, diabetes affects you or someone you know. This book list provides some help.


The weekly book list provides readers with names of books and other material recommended by the staff of Western Counties Regional Library. All recommendations by the staff are posted at under recommended reading with links to the library’s catalogue. Book summaries are supplied by library staff.


Diabetes Meal Planning & Nutrition for Dummies

by Toby Smithson

Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition for Dummies takes the guesswork out of eating and preparing diabetes friendly foods. You'll learn whether popular diets fit (or don’t fit) into a healthy eating plan, what to shop for, how to eat healthy away from home, which supplements you should consider, and how to build perfect meals yourself.  To get you started, this book includes a week's worth of diabetes-friendly meals, and fabulous recipes that demonstrate how delicious food and effective diabetes management can go hand in hand.


Canada’s Complete Diabetes Guide for Type 2 Diabetes

by Karen Graham

This outstanding diabetes resource provides all the answers in one easy-to-understand format with the most current and accurate information available today. Karen Graham has provided the ultimate diabetes primer covering all aspects of the disease from the health issues and concerns to lifestyle change recommendations.


The End of Diabetes

by Joel Fuhrman

Joel Fuhrman, M.D. Research director of the Nutritional Research Foundation, shows you how to live a long, healthy, and happy life – disease free. He offers a complete health transformation, starting with a diet with a high nutrient-per-calorie ratio that can be adapted for individual needs. Dr. Fuhrman makes clear that we don’t have to “control” diabetes. Patients can choose to follow better nutritional guidelines that will control it for them, even before they have lost excess weight. The end result is a medical breakthrough – a comprehensive reversal of the disease.


Diabetes for Canadians for Dummies

by Ian Blumer

The world of diabetes can seem complex and intimidating. This guide offers clear information about diabetes, what causes it, how it affects you, and, most importantly, how to effectively deal with diabetes so that you can achieve and maintain good health.


The Diabetes Prevention and Management Cookbook

by Johanna Burkhard

The incidence rate of diabetes continues to grow at alarming levels. To combat this worrying trend, the authors provide an easy-to-follow plan in 10 comprehensive steps. All the information is evidence-based and meets the very latest recommendations from experts on diabetes. The program includes 150 diabetes-suitable recipes that contribute to an enriched, healthy diet for better glucose control, improved lipid levels, lower blood pressure and weight loss – an overall healthier life.


2-Day Diabetes Diet

by Erin Palinski-Wade

A diagnosis of diabetes can be overwhelming and frightening, and even many of those who have lived with diabetes for years often struggle with the question of what they can eat. The 2-Day Diabetes Dietmakes it simple – there are no forbidden foods and no carb-counting. You just need to restrict what you eat for 2 days a week – and research suggests you will see the pounds drop off, your blood sugar levels stabilize, and your waist shrink.



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