Recommended Books


50 Diabetes Myths That Can Ruin Your Life and the 50 Diabetes Truths That Can Save It

This one-stop information spot for diabetes management dispels the most common diabetes myths and shares critical info on prevention, nutrition, medication, insulin and more.

A First Book for Understanding Diabetes

If you’re new to diabetes and are not quite ready for the famous Understanding Diabetes book, then A First Book for Understanding Diabetes is the perfect book for you. Written by Brigitte I. Frohnert, MD, PhD & H. Peter Chase, MD, A First Book for Understanding Diabetes is a synopsis of the larger book and contains everything you need to help you through the challenges of being newly diagnosed and up to speed on your own diabetes care. The latest edition includes material on insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors, the latest researching including the artificial pancreas, diabetes in school, and tips for grandparents and sitters. The text is exceptionally easy to understand, the diagrams and drawings help explain things, and at $18 (plus $5 shipping) it’s so inexpensive that everyone should have a copy.

Automated Insulin Delivery by Dana M Lewis

Automated Insulin Delivery

Automated insulin delivery goes by many names: hybrid or full closed loop; artificial pancreas system (APS); “looping” and more. They are not all the same, though. You have choices, ranging from the type of pump body and CGM you want to use, to the algorithm and controller, to the interoperability and remote monitoring options, and more. Like switching from multiple daily injections to an insulin pump, switching from manual diabetes to automated insulin delivery has a learning curve. It’s certainly one you can tackle. After all, you’re already tackling type 1 diabetes!

Balancing Diabetes: Conversations about finding happiness and living well

In Balancing Diabetes, diabetes online community blogger Kerri Sparling compiles strategies used by people with diabetes and their caregivers to bring that elusive balance into their lives. Whether adult or child, type 1 or type 2, spouse or caregiver, male or female, people in the diabetes world will find themselves in this book and be inspired by the commonality of that continuing search for balance.

Bolus Blues

Bolus Blues tells the story of Zander Burke and his momentous summer just before entering middle school. Zander is a type 1 adolescent with diabetes.

Breakthrough: Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Medical Miracle

Relive the heartwarming true story of the discovery of insulin as it’s never been told before. Written with authentic detail and suspense, and featuring walk-ons by William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson, and Eli Lilly himself, among many others.

Bright Spots and Landmines: The Diabetes Guide I Wish Someone Had Handed Me

Adam Brown’s acclaimed diaTribe column, Adam’s Corner, has brought life-transforming diabetes tips to over 1 million people since 2013. In this highly actionable guide, he shares the food, mindset, exercise, and sleep strategies that have had the biggest positive impact on his diabetes – and hopefully yours too!

Cheating Destiny

The best-selling author of Hurricane: The Miraculous Journey of Rubin Carter offers a thought-provoking look at living with the disease that is becoming America’s fastest-growing epidemic, revealing his own bout with Type 1 diabetes, the science behind the disease, and the skyrocketing impact of diabetes on the American economy and society.

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.

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Books for Kids and Teens
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Books for Parents and Adults
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Books about Food and Nutrition