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

Riva Greenberg

Patient-expert Riva Greenberg’s book is an essential guide for the more than 24 million Americans with diabetes and the more than 57 million with prediabetes. 50 Diabetes Myths That Can Ruin Your Life puts the “power of truth” directly into patients’ hands, dispelling the 50 most common myths that tend to rule their lives, such as: “You have to be fat to get diabetes,” “Eating too many sweets causes diabetes,” “Insulin shots are painful,” and “Type 2 diabetes is not as serious as Type 1.” With recommendations from top experts and engaging patient stories, 50 Diabetes Myths That Can Ruin Your Life explains the crucial information everyone managing this chronic illness needs to know to live a long, healthy life with diabetes.

As I read through 50 Diabetes Myths That Can Ruin Your Life, I could remember hearing many spoken to me over the past 20 years — some by well-meaning relatives and friends. Chances are you’ve heard them too — “sugar caused my child’s diabetes,” “you can’t eat sweets,” etc. The good news is that none of these myths is true, and Riva Greenberg, with help from a star-studded team of diabetes care professionals, will help you understand what living with diabetes means today. 50 Diabetes Myths is an excellent addition to everyone’s diabetes library, and would make a nice gift for those “helpful” relatives and friends. Highly Recommended.

Published by Marlowe & Company. Paperback, 316 pages. $14.95 ISBN 978-0-7382-1320-0.2009

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