The books below are well worth reading. I benefited most from Gretchen Becker's book, and Bernstein also has a wealth of good ideas although his dietary ideas may be a little strict for some. It's a smorgasbord - I take what works for me, and leave what doesn't suit me. Jenny Ruhl has just published hers; it is very readable and has a wealth of useful and practical information well supported by scientific cites.
Available from your library, good bookstore or Amazon. No - I don't get a commission.
The First Year, Type 2 Diabetes, An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed. Author: Gretchen Becker. ISBN 1-56924-646-0 (buy on Amazon)
Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution, Revised and Updated, by Richard K, Bernstein, M.D.,ISBN 0-316-09906-6. (buy on Amazon)
Blood Sugar 101, What They Don't Tell you about Diabetes, by Jenny Ruhl, ISBN-13: 978-0-9647116-1-7. (buy on Amazon)
Magazines and Cook Books
All the magazines I've read on diabetes were only suitable for one thing - and they were too glossy to even be much use for that. The same applies to all "Diabetes Recipes" books and magazines. If you need a recipe book, look for a low-carb recipe book, not a diabetes one.
I've listed some links below, but by far the most important one is Jennifer's Advice to The Newly Diagnosed. These are all links to that:
- http://www.alt-support-diabetes.org/new.php or
- Test, Test, Test or
This is not an exhaustive list, but some, like Mendosa, have links to many others. Those which require registration have never sent me a spam or promotion.
A.S.D. home page
General Diabetes Information:
The misc.health.diabetes FAQs
Diabetic Talk Site Map (excellent resources pages)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
UK Prospective Diabetes Study (Type 2)
Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) (Type 1)
Medical Research Search Engines:
Medscape (registration required)
The ADA Forums and Message Boards
Diabetes Support Forum UK
I attempt to keep them current - please let me know if any links have changed.
Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
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