The Menstuff® library lists pertinent books, Books, games and
software concerning diabetes.
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General Diabetes Topics
- American Diabetes Association Complete Guide to
Diabetes. This wide-ranging home reference guide explains how
to manage diabetes and how to assemble a strong healthcare team.
Topics include symptoms and causes, diagnosis and treatment,
complications, tight control, nutrition, exercise, sex, pregnancy,
handling emergencies, and injecting insulin. 1999.
- Growing Up with Diabetes: What Children Want Their Parents
to Know, Alicia McAuliffe. Twenty-year-old Alicia McAuliffe,
diagnosed with diabetes at age 11, examines the issues that may
disrupt relationships in families with children with diabetes. The
author argues that managing the social and emotional challenges
that diabetes causes for children are as important as treating the
disease itself. The book describes children's post-diagnosis
emotions, how to work through their frustrations, the importance
of giving them independence as they grow up, and how to deal with
the pressures of doctors, relatives, and friends. Wiley, John
& Sons, Inc., 1998.
- The Joslin Guide to Diabetes: A Program for Managing Your
Treatment, Richard S. Beaser with Joan V.C. Hill. Written by
the chairman of patient education at Joslin Diabetes Center, one
of the nation's foremost diabetes research centers and clinics,
this comprehensive book offers diabetes management advice and
techniques developed at the clinic. Topics include insulin pumps,
medical tests, diabetes pills, guidelines for office visits,
current research, and the need for proper diet, exercise, and
frequent blood sugar monitoring. The book also features 40 charts,
line drawings, and graphs. Simon & Schuster Trade Paperbacks,
- Numb Toes and Aching Soles: Coping With Peripheral
Neuropathy, John A. Senneff. This comprehensive guide is
geared toward the millions of people who suffer from peripheral
neuropathy (PN) -- a painful diabetes-related nerve disorder. A
well-organized reference, the book clearly outlines symptoms and
causes, and details the spectrum of treatments including pain
medications and other medical therapies, alternative treatments,
vitamins, and experimental drugs. A final section on coping with
pain explores ways that people suffering from PN can improve their
overall quality of life. Medpress, 1999.
- Showdown with Diabetes, Deb Butterfield. The author
writes a personal account of living with diabetes from age 10 to
34, when a pancreas and kidney transplant freed her from the
disease. Butterfield argues that the focus in diabetes research
and politics should move from management to a cure -- and that any
blame should move from the person with diabetes to the disease
itself. The book features an overview of the latest treatment
advances and covers the development of pancreas and islet-cell
transplants. W.W. Norton, 1999.
Food and carb-counting
- The Art of Cooking for the Diabetic, Katherine
Middleton and Mary Hess. First published in 1978, the new edition
of this popular cookbook reflects recent changes in diabetes
management and dietary recommendations with its 375 low-calorie,
low-fat, high-fiber recipes. The book translates strict dietary
instructions into easy-to-prepare foods, from pancakes and pizza
to pasta and raspberry mousse. It uses visual guides to assist in
portion control -- for example, by describing one ounce of cheese
as being the size of a domino. Other topics include exercise,
food-exchange lists, alcohol, dining out, and eating while
traveling. NTC Publishing Group, 1998.
- The Glucose Revolution: The Authoritative Guide to the
Glycemic Index, Jennie Brand-Miller, Kaye Foster-Powell, and
Thomas Wolever. The glycemic index is a way to manage diet for
better control of blood glucose levels, by emphasizing foods with
a low glycemic index -- a slow rate of conversion into glucose --
rather than foods that convert quickly. Part one of this book
features a scientific explanation of a balanced diet, while part
two addresses blood glucose control and other benefits of foods
with a low glycemic index. The book includes more than 50 recipes
for meals and snacks and a glycemic index for 300 foods and
beverages. Marlowe & Company, 1999.
- The New Soul Food Cookbook for People with Diabetes,
Fabiola Demps Gaines and Roniece Weaver. This African-American
cookbook for people with diabetes features easy-to-fix
modifications or substitutes for many of the authors' favorite
traditional Southern dishes. For example, instead of barbecued
pork and fried chicken, they suggest pork tenderloin (a leaner
cut) and broiled chicken with a honey-mustard sauce. You'll find
more than 150 low-fat recipes, from appetizers and salads to main
dishes and desserts, as well as advice for reducing fat, calories,
and sodium. American Diabetes Association, 1999.
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- The Healing Handbook for Persons with Diabetes.
Sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, this
illustrated diabetes textbook is both comprehensive and easy to
read. It is also available in Spanish.
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