Recommended Books

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For Your Reading Pleasure!

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Chosen by our Diabetes Educators and Nutritionists

Meal Planning

Cooking Up Fun for Kids with Diabetes
A fun and funny cookbook written for kids to teach them about the link between diabetes and good nutrition.
Patti B. Geil, MS, RD, FADA, CDE and Tami A. Ross, RD, LD, CDE

Complete Guide to Carb Counting
Learn to predict what your blood sugar will do, add more variety, maintain a well-balanced diet and avoid long-term complications.
Hope Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDE and Karmeen Kulkarni, MS, RD, CDE

The Diabetes Carbohydrate & Fat Gram Guide, Third Edition
Lists the carbohydrate, fat, cholesterol, sodium, and protein counts for over 300 ethnic foods and a wide variety of prepared foods and many supermarket favorites.
Lea Ann Holzmeister, RD, CDE

Diabetes Meal Planning Made Easy, Second Edition
Learn how to use the diabetes food pyramid to simplify your life and eat nutritious and healthy meals.
Hope Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDE


Diabetic Cooking for Latinos
Spanish & English exchanges for every recipe help you balance your meal plan.
Includes food glossary, shopping lists, walking programs and much more.
Olga V. Fuste, RD, MS, CDE

One Pot Meals for People with Diabetes
150 meals ready in 30 minutes or less.
Ruth Glick and Nancy Bagget

Last Minute Meals for People with Diabetes
100 recipes with nutritional information and ADA exchanges.
Nancy S. Hughes

The Diabetes Snack Munch Nibble Nosh Book, Third Edition
175 favorite recipes for mouthwatering munchables that are good for you.
Ruth Glick

Express Lane Diabetic Cooking
Marvelous meals in 20 minutes or less, pairing ready-made foods with fresh foods.
Robyn Webb, MS

Mix ‘n’ Match Meals in Minutes for People with Diabetes, Second Edition
Offers an assortment of breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes for people who need entire meals planned in a snap, along with an all-new section on speed meals that spice up any meal plan with healthy and hearty meals you can prepare in minutes. All recipes include a complete grocery list.
Linda Gassenheimer

Month Of Meals: All-American Fare, Third Edition
Satisfy your hunger for Chinese, Italian, or Mexican. Beef Burritos, Chop Suey, Veal Piccata, Stuffed Peppers, and many more new American favorites can be found here. Plus, helpful tips for easy ways to eat at all of your favorite ethnic restaurants. Contains 28 days worth of healthy meal choices with each page split into thirds for instant interchanging. No matter which you choose the exchanges and nutrients are correct for the entire day!
American Diabetes Association

Month of Meals: Vegetarian Pleasures, Third Edition
Indulge in garden fresh feasts of Eggplant Italian, Stuffed Zucchini, Vegetable Lasagna, Red Pepper Dip, or Eggplant Caviar. Healthy, fresh, and delightfully appetizing. Contains 28 days worth of healthy meal choices with each page split into thirds for instant interchanging. No matter which you choose the exchanges and nutrients are correct for the entire day!
American Diabetes Association

Self Care

101 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy with Diabetes
Insights and answers to common questions about testing, blood sugar, risks, monitoring, exercise, insulin and more.
Patti Geil, MS, RD, LD, FADA, CDE & Laura Hieronymus, MSEd, APRN, BC-ADM, CDE

101 Tips for Coping with Diabetes
Strategies for coping with stress, anger, depression, meal temptation and more.
Richard R. Rubin, Ph.D., CDE, Gary M. Arsham, MD, Ph.D., Catherine Feste, BA, David G. Marrero, Ph.D. and Stefan H. Rubin

101 Weight Loss Tips for Preventing and Controlling Diabetes
Learn how to stop sabotaging your weight-loss efforts and burn calories like crazy.
Anne Daly, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDE, Linda Delahanty, MS, RD, LD and Judith Wylie-Rosett, EdD, RD

101 Tips for Staying Healthy with Diabetes & Avoid Complications, Second Edition
How to reduce your risk of diabetes-related complications before they start.
David S. Schade, MD and Associates

101 Tips for Improving Your Blood Sugar, Second Edition
Learn how to control your blood sugar and avoid common complications of diabetes.
David S. Schade, MD and Associates

101 Medication Tips for People with Diabetes
Learn about the most common side effects of diabetes drugs and the best drugs available for common complications.
Mary Anne Koda-Kimble, PharmD, CDE, Betsy A. Carlisle, PharmD and Lisa A. Kroon, PharmD

101 Nutrition Tips for People with Diabetes, Second Edition
Learn how you can eat more of the foods you like, how to fit in your sugar cravings, how to shed pounds and avoid over-eating.
Patti B. Geil, MS, RD, FADA, CDE and Lea Ann Holzmeister, RD, CDE

101 Foot Care Tips for People with Diabetes
Learn what you can do to prevent common diabetic foot problems, and how to choose the right shoes and socks.
Jesse H. Ahroni, Ph.D., ARNP, CDE

Diabetes Burnout: What to Do When You Can’t Take it Anymore
Strategies for coping with the stress and emotions related to diabetes.
William H. Polonsky, Ph.D., CDE (Also available on audiocassette )

10 Steps to Better Living with Diabetes
Discover strategies to not only live with a chronic disease like diabetes but also live a happier, better life.
Ginger Kanzer-Lewis, RN, BC, EdM, CDE

Uncomplicated Guide to Diabetes’ Complications, Third Edition
The Uncomplicated Guide to Diabetes Complications is divided into chapters on major parts and systems of the body, and the complications that may affect them, giving you the edge that you need to protect yourself and to prevent or slow down complications.
Marvin E. Levin, MD, and Michael A. Pfeifer, MD, MS, CDE, FACE

Diabetes A to Z, 5th Edition
This ever-popular ADA book covers everything from alcohol to vitamins to weight loss and has been completely overhauled with all of the most up-to-date information on diabetes including insurance, medications, and blood pressure. All-new chapters cover Yoga, Sleep, Juvenile Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes, Syndrome X. Alphabetized for super speedy reference.
American Diabetes Association

Diabetes 911: How to Handle Everyday Emergencies
Whether you’re taking care of your own diabetes or caring for a spouse or child with diabetes, you need to know how to respond swiftly to life-threatening emergencies. Do you know what to do in case of an emergency? With Diabetes 911 in your hands, you’ll have expert advice at your fingertips when you need it.
Larry A. Fox, MD, and Sandra L. Weber, MD

Weight Control/Exercise

I Hate To Exercise Book For People With Diabetes, Second Edition
Sticking to an exercise plan is tough, but the key is simple: stay active by making the most of the activities you already do. This revised and expanded edition contains even more easy ways to build activity and exercise into your daily routine.
Charlotte Hayes, MMSc, MS, RD, CDE

Diabesity: The Obesity-Diabetes Epidemic That Threaten American – What We Must Do to Stop It
New! Experts now predict that more than one-third of American children born in 2000 will develop diabetes and obesity is a major contributor. Inside Dr. Kaufman’s clinic, you’ll get a shocking yet impassioned look at this disease. Meet a 267-pound 13-year-old and a 220-pound 12-year-old and learn how excess weight destroys the body. Includes tools for change.
Francine R. Kaufman, M.D.

16 Myths of a “Diabetic Diet”, Second Edition
Learn what the most common myths about diabetes meal plans are, where they came from, and how to overcome them.
Karen Hanson Chalmers, MS, RD, DN, CDE, and Amy Peterson Campbell, MS, RD, LDN, CDE

Parenting and Child Care

ADA Guide to Raising a Child with Diabetes, Second Edition
Learn how to help your child live a normal, active, healthy life, infancy through teen years. Linda Siminerio, RN, MS, CDE and Jean Betschart, RN, MN, CDE

Getting a Grip on Diabetes: Quick Tips & Techniques for Kids & Teens, Second Edition
Manage diabetes without missing out on all the fun. Written for kids, by kids.
Spike Nasmyth Loy, and Bo Nasmyth Loy, Janet Silverstein, MD and Marc Weigensberg, MD

The Ten Keys to Helping Your Child Grow Up with Diabetes
Help your child attain independence and tackle the problems and pitfalls of diabetes with ease.
Tim Wysocki, Ph.D.

The Insulin Pump

Smart Pumping for People with Diabetes: A Practical Approach to Mastering the Insulin Pump
How to use the pump wisely, get better blood sugar control and make your diabetes easier to control than you ever imagined.
Howard Wolpert, MD

Helpful Resources

Gestational Diabetes: What to expect: 5th Edition
A comprehensive guide for women with gestational diabetes explains the stages in your baby’s development, the types of prenatal testing you may receive, and what to expect during labor, delivery, and beyond.
American Diabetes Association

The Diabetes Travel Guide, Second Edition
How to travel with diabetes anywhere in the world. Covers all the essentials, tips, tricks, checklists and charts to get you organized.
Davida F. Kruger, MSN, RN, CS, CDE

Meditations on Diabetes
Improve your diabetes control and gain inner peace and calming strength through the healing wisdom of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Helen Keller and others.
Catherine Feste, MA

Diabetes Burnout: What To Do When You Can’t Take It Anymore
Living with diabetes is hard. It’s easy to get discouraged, frustrated and burned out. Here’s an author that understands the emotional rollercoaster and gives you the tools you need to keep from being overwhelmed, addressing such issues as dealing with friends and family, and how you can better handle the stress for better health. Written with compassion and a sprinkle of humor.
William H. Polonsky, Ph.D., CDE

The Center for Nutrition and Diabetes Management has for sale copies of THE CALORIEKING Calorie Fat & Carbohydrate Counter, by Dietitian Allan Borushek.  We carry the most current year addition.  2013 was their 25th Anniversary edition and was a National Best Seller.  Includes 200 Fast-Food chains plus sodium and alcohol counters.  Please stop in or call for prices, 908-237-6920.

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