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The American Diabetes Association Vegetarian Cookbook: Satisfying, Bold, and Flavorful Recipes from the Garden. Steven Petusevsky, $29.50

Motivated by his recent diagnosis of prediabetes, chef Steven Petusevsky has created a cookbook aimed at those who are new to vegetarianism and who want to lose weight and get their diabetes under control. The easy-to-follow American Diabetes Association Vegetarian Cookbook acts as a personal guide to a healthier lifestyle, from selecting flavorful seasonal vegetables and building a pantry to preparing the most delicious and satisfying vegetarian dishes inspired by global cuisine. New vegetarian cooks will soon be pros at preparing such delightful dishes as Pan-Seared Spicy Asparagus with Shiitake Mushrooms and Authentic Greek Salad. An array of four-ingredient dishes are perfect for cooks with a busy schedule. With over 150 delicious, healthy, and amazing recipes, readers will soon find that a vegetarian meal can be satisfying, healthy, and diabetes-friendly.


Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-Existing Diabetes. Cheryl Alkon, $25.50

Diabetes affects women of all life stages. If not managed properly, women with diabetes are more likely to encounter complications such as infertility and pregnancy loss, preeclampsia, birth defects, infections and other problems. Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-Existing Diabetes is a unique, patient-written guidebook that includes medical facts, first person reports, and interviews from women living with diabetes who share their pregnancy-related experiences. This practical guide for diabetic mothers-to-be will help you manage your diabetes and enjoy a healthy pregnancy and birth.


Can I Tell You about Diabetes (Type 1)? A Guide for Friends, Family, and Professionals. Julie Edge, $15.95

Meet Debbie — a young girl with diabetes type 1. Debbie invites readers to learn about this type of diabetes from her perspective, describing how it feels to have high and low blood sugar levels. She explains how she can monitor her blood sugar and controls it with medication. Debbie also talks about the challenges of having diabetes and lets readers know how she can be helped and supported. This illustrated book is ideal for young people aged 7 upwards, as well as parents, friends, teachers and nurses. It is also an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions.

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Diabetes — How to Help: Your Complete Guide to Caring for a Loved One with Diabetes. Gary Scheiner & Diane Herbert, $25.95

Living with diabetes is complicated and challenging. In addition to a multitude of daily tasks and decisions, managing diabetes requires appropriate support from those surrounding the person with diabetes: partners, family members, friends, co-workers, and caregivers. Most aspects of diabetes care/treatment focus on the patient. There are dozens of books and online resources designed specifically for the person with diabetes, but very few that address the needs and interests of their support network. Diabetes — How to Help supports the practical and emotional needs of the caregiver community.


Diabetes and Me: an Essential Guide for Kids and Parents. Kim Chaloner, $17.00

Diabetes and Me: An Essential Guide for Kids and Parents gives kids the tools they need to take charge of their health and understand what it means to be diagnosed with diabetes. this graphic guide walks four young people through the basics of diabetes, both Type 1 and Type 2, revealing...

  • The early signs of diabetes and how doctors can help
  • What it means to have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes
  • What the pancreas is and how it works
  • How to manage the ups and downs of blood sugar levels
  • Strategies for diet and exercise
  • How to explain diabetes to friends and family members
  • And much more!

Illustrated by the award-winning artist Nick Bertozzi, Diabetes and Me is an informative, empowering handbook for parents, teachers, and kids looking to learn more about how to handle one of today's most common conditions.


Diabetes Snacks, Treats and Easy Eats for Kids. Barbara Grunes, $18.50

130 recipes for the foods kids really like to eat.

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Diabetes: the Ultimate Teen Guide. Katherine Moran, $14.95

This practical guide for teens with diabetes talks about issues specific to teens ages 16 to 19. It includes multiple no-nonsense tips that demonstrate how life with diabetes can be lived to the fullest. By identifying strategies to help manage high and low blood glucose and giving you ideas on how to get through the everyday drudge without giving up on your diabetes management, author Katherine Moran provides an essential source that is filled with informative and engaging photographs and illustrations, historical tidbits, and an index... Filled with informative and engaging photographs and illustrations, historical tidbits, and an index, teens learn more about what diabetes is, what effective treatment strategies are, how to handle negative feelings, and how to stay healthy and maintain an active life.


Even Little Kids Get Diabetes. Connie White Pirner, $10.99 (ages 3-6)

Easy language and simple explanations will help even very young children understand what it means to have diabetes. They will find some of their own experiences described and at the same time receive reassurance that they are still “regular kids.”


The Everything® Parent’s Guide to Children with Juvenile Diabetes: Reassuring Advice for Managing Symptoms and Raising a Happy, Healthy Child. Moira McCarthy, $17.95

The Everything® Parent’s Guide to Children with Juvenile Diabetes helps parents deal with the challenges you and your child face — one day at a time.

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Gestational Diabetes DVD. InJoy Productions, $39.99 (22 minutes) Note: InJoy DVDs are sold for Home Use Only; and for sale only within Canada. All other users can contact Parentbooks for more information

This program teaches pregnant women who have gestational diabetes how to keep their blood glucose in a safe and healthy range for the remainder of their pregnancy. It explains the condition, the risk factors and covers healthy food choices, physical activity, medications and more.


In Control: a Guide for Teens with Diabetes. Jean Betschart & Susan Thom, $16.00 (ages 13+)

This helpful and highly readable guide explains everything you need to know to get you through the teen years. Straightforward and current, this one-of-a-kind book tackles the issues and answers the questions you may face, including:

  • Is it time for me to handle more of my diabetes care?
  • What can I do about mood changes?
  • What about junk food or fast food?
  • When should I tell my boyfriend or girlfriend about my diabetes?
  • Does diabetes affect my sexuality?
  • How do I choose, talk to, and negotiate with my medical team?

Medical Management of Pregnancy Complicated Diabetes, 4th Edition. Edited by Lois Jovanovič; American Diabetes Association, $57.95

Pregnancy complicated by diabetes is a medical challenge that can be minimized through a program of expert protocols and patient partnerships. This newly revised edition presents a complete package of these protocols that can help produce healthy infants in pregnancies complicated by type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Includes:

  • Pre-pregnancy counselling
  • Contraception
  • Psychological impact of diabetes and pregnancy
  • Glycemic control
  • Nutritional management
  • Use of insulin
  • Diagnostic testing and fetal surveillance
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Neonatal care
  • Postpartum follow-up

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100 Questions & Answers about Your Child's Diabetes. Elizabeth Platt, Jerrold Olshan & Maryann Waterman, $22.50

This reader-friendly guide is an invaluable resource for learning how to manage the medical, emotional and practical daily challenges of raising a child with Type 1 diabetes.


101 Tips for Raising Healthy Kids with Diabetes. Laura Hieronymus & Patti Geil, $16.95

From toddlers to teens, 101 Tips for Raising Healthy Kids with Diabetes offers tips and advice on medication, nutrition, psychological considerations, special situations, and much more.


Taking Diabetes to School. Kim Gosselin, $14.95 (ages 5-10)

When read aloud, other children can start to identify why a peer with diabetes may be treated differently and begin to empathize with the peer. In addition, children with diabetes or children who have conditions that set them apart as being different begin to feel accepted and safe. Book includes a Kid Quiz to reinforce new information and Ten Tips for Teachers to provide additional facts and ideas for teacher use.

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Teens with Diabetes: a Clinician's Guide. Michael Harris, Korey Hood & Jill Weissberg-Benchell, $58.95

Written by three psychologists with more than 50 years of collective experience in the field of diabetes and youth, Teens with Diabetes provides evidence-based techniques for clinicians to treat the psychological needs of children with diabetes and help them transition into their teenage years.

Any professional working with diabetic teens, including psychologists, physicians, social workers, dietitians, and nurse educators, needs this how-to handbook for working with what is arguably one of the most difficult populations in diabetes. Topics covered include handling the initial diagnosis of diabetes in teens, talking with young people about diabetes in a manner that is effective and reduces reactivity, improving diabetes self-care, helping families negotiate the challenges of adolescent diabetes, dealing with peer relations, dealing with high-risk issues related to diabetes, and handling with mood problems. Teens with Diabetes provides evidence-based techniques for clinicians to treat the psychological needs of children with diabetes and help them transition into their teenage years.


Type 1 Teens: a Guide to Managing Your Life with Diabetes. Korey Hood, $19.95

Friends. School. Parents. Driving. Dating. Add type 1 diabetes, and your teenage life feels even more complicated. Too many competing priorities, not enough time, right? Type 1 Teens outlines straightforward strategies and tips to help you manage your diabetes before it manages you. Crack it open for simple-to-use tools and insider advice. Find practical and realistic self-help, all in this do-it-in-a-snap guide. Type 1 Teens gives you just want you need to own your diabetes, advocate for yourself, prevent diabetes burnout, and take back the control of your priorities.

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When You’re a Parent with Diabetes: a Real-Life Guide to Staying Healthy While Raising a Family. Kathryn Gregorio Palmer, $16.00

From the psychological to the medical to the purely practical, When You’re a Parent with Diabetes guides parents with diabetes through the ups and downs of staying healthy while raising a family … When You’re a Parent with Diabetes is full of practical ideas, suggestions, and helpful advice on living well with diabetes while preparing for, becoming, and being a parent. A diabetic, mother of two, and diabetes educator, Kathryn Gregorio Palmer blends her own experience with expert advice and tips from other parents to create a compassionate and useful handbook unlike anything currently on the shelves.


A Woman's Guide to Diabetes: a Path to Wellness. Brandy Barnes & Natalie Strand, $27.95

Written by two successful and down-to-earth women living with diabetes, A Woman's Guide to Diabetes offers frank discussions about the unique issues that women with all types of diabetes face, both personally and with family and friends. New topics are introduced and explored through the personal journeys and experiences of Brandy Barnes and Natalie Strand, who were both diagnosed with diabetes during their teenage years. Topics include mental and physical wellness, the role of hormones at different stages and events in a woman's life, sexuality, relationships, exercise and athleticism, travel, and careers. A Woman's Guide to Diabetes offers an open, honest, and complete resource to help women with diabetes understand their unique experiences and opportunities.


Yoga For Diabetes: How to Manage Your Health with Yoga and Ayurveda. Rachel Zinman, $40.50

According to the American Diabetes Association, there are over 30 million diabetics in the United States alone. A highly motivational and personalized guide, Yoga for Diabetes will inspire readers to incorporate yoga into their daily diabetes management plan. Complete with questionnaire, inspiring photography, and art, readers are gently guided to achieve better blood glucose levels, less stress, and radiant health and well-being. No matter what type of diabetes you have, this book will be a valuable addition to your self-care.

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Complete Booklist

The American Diabetes Association Vegetarian Cookbook: Satisfying, Bold, and Flavorful Recipes from the Garden. Steven Petusevsky, $29.50

Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-Existing Diabetes. Cheryl Alkon, $25.50

Diabetes - How to Help: Your Complete Guide to Caring for a Loved One with Diabetes. Gary Scheiner & Diane Herbert, $25.95

Diabetes Snacks, Treats and Easy Eats for Kids. Barbara Grunes, $18.50

The Everything Parent’s Guide to Children with Juvenile Diabetes: Reassuring Advice for Managing Symptoms and Raising a Happy, Healthy Child. Moira McCarthy, $17.95

Gestational Diabetes DVD. InJoy Productions, $39.99 (22 minutes) Note: InJoy DVDs are sold for Home Use Only; and for sale only within Canada.

Medical Management of Pregnancy Complicated Diabetes, 4th Edition. Edited by Lois Jovanovič; American Diabetes Association, $73.95

100 Questions & Answers about Your Child's Diabetes. Elizabeth Platt, Jerrold Olshan & Maryann Waterman, $21.95

101 Tips for Raising Healthy Kids with Diabetes. Laura Hieronymus & Patti Geil, $16.95

Teens with Diabetes: a Clinician's Guide. Michael Harris, Korey Hood & Jill Weissberg-Benchell, $58.95

The Type 1 Diabetes Self-Care Manual: a Complete Guide to Type 1 Diabetes Across the Lifespan. Jamie Wood & Anne Peters, $24.50 (due Dec. 2017)

When You’re a Parent with Diabetes: a Real-Life Guide to Staying Healthy While Raising a Family. Kathryn Gregorio Palmer, $16.00

Woman's Guide to Diabetes: a Path to Wellness. Brandy Barnes & Natalie Strand, $27.95

Yoga For Diabetes: How to Manage Your Health with Yoga and Ayurveda. Rachel Zinman, $40.50

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Books for Kids and Teens

Can I Tell You about Diabetes (Type 1)? A Guide for Friends, Family, and Professionals. Julie Edge, $15.95 (7+)

Diabetes and Me: an Essential Guide for Kids and Parents. Kim Chaloner, $17.00

Diabetes: the Ultimate Teen Guide. Katherine Moran, $26.00 (13+)

Even Little Kids Get Diabetes. Connie White Pirner, $10.99 (ages 3-6)

In Control: a Guide for Teens with Diabetes. Jean Betschart & Susan Thom, $16.00 (13+)

Taking Diabetes to School. Kim Gosselin, $14.95 (ages 5-10)

Type 1 Teens: a Guide to Managing Your Life with Diabetes. Korey Hood, $19.95 (ages 13+)

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