Healthy Choices for Diabetics

Diabetes Meals on the Run: Fast, Healthy Menus Using Convenience Foods

By Betty Wedman-St. Louis

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It's everywhere, from frozen-food aisles to fast-food stores, from deli take-out to salad bars -- fast, prepackaged food fit for today's busy lifestyles. The choices are unlimited, unless you have diabetes -- until now. Why shouldn't you be able to enjoy the same timesaving benefits from convenience foods? Diabetes educator and author Betty Wedman-St. Louis shows you how to take advantage of today's convenience foods while still taking care of your diabetes.

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Mix 'n Match Meals in Minutes for People with Diabetes: A No-Brainer Solution to Meal Preparation

By Linda Gassenheimer

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This cookbook deals with two major issues--how to make simple, quick, healthy, low-carb meals and how to bring variety to the table. Designed for simplicity, it is divided into three sections--Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner--and also includes a week-at-a-glance meal plan chart that readers can mix and match to make a variety of menu options.

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Month of Meals: Classic Cooking for People: Quick & Easy Menus for People with Diabetes

By American Diabetes Association

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This popular series offers millions of ways to mix and match classic daily menus! Each menu planner has 28 days worth of new menu choices; pages are split into thirds and are interchangeable. There are 20,000 menu combinations in each book. No matter which combination is chosen, carb counts and nutrients are correct for the entire day, automatically.

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Month of Meals: Soul Food Selections

By American Diabetes Association

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Part of the "Month of Meals" series, "Soul Food" includes more than 55 recipes for African American and Southern favorites, including Ernestine's Pigeon Peas and Rice; Chicken and Dumplings; and Soulful Chili. Each menu planner has 28 days worth of new menu choices that can be manipulated into 20,000 menu combinations.

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Slim Down, Sister: The African-American Woman's Guide to Healthy, Permanent Weight Loss

By Fabiola Demps Gaines and Roniece Weaver and Angela Ebron

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One of the first weight-loss books to address the serious health concerns facing African-American women offers a comprehensive program of diet and exercise written by experts in the fields of health and nutrition. Includes the Soul Food Pyramid (low-fat versions of favorite recipes), tips for staying motivated, how to start a support group, and more.

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The "I Hate to Exercise" Book for People with Diabetes

By American Diabetes Association

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The American Diabetes Association's simple, easy-to-use guide on low-impact exercises reveals how seniors can maintain fitness with 30 minutes of exercise per day, and those 30 minutes can be broken into small increments. "The "I Hate to Exercise" Book for People With Diabetes places special emphasis on fitting activity into everyday life and using commonly available items rather than expensive gym equipment.

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The American Diabetes Association Guide to Herbs & Nutritional Supplements: What You Need to Know from Aloe to Zin

By Laura Shane-McWhorter

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"Do you take a nutritional supplement, herb, or other natural product to treat your diabetes? Are you considering taking one? Then you need reliable and unbiased information on these alternative medicines. Written by the recognized expert on complementary and alternative medicine for diabetes, The American Diabetes Association Guide to Herbs and Nutritional Supplements covers everything you need to know about 40 of the most popular alternative therapies used for diabetes." (From the publisher's description0

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The Best Guide to Managing Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes

By Bob Greene

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"Coping with the unique challenges of living with these conditions can feel like a full-time job. That's why The Best Life Guide to Managing Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes takes a gradual, three-phase approach to improving diet and increasing physical activity and provides strategies for staying motivated. While offering clear guidance, the program is flexible enough that you can tailor it to your needs and abilities. The result: A way of living that improves blood sugar and helps you stave off heart disease, neuropathy, and other diabetes- and pre-diabetes-related conditions while reaching and maintaining a healthy weight. This comprehensive yet readable volume offers the information you need to protect your health whether you are controlling your disease simply with diet and exercise, are taking drugs orally, or need injected insulin." (Publisher's description)

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The Diabetes Seafood Cookbook

By Barbara Seelig-Brown

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"...over 150 delicious recipes fresh from the sea and puts them front-and-center on your kitchen table. Seafood is the perfect choice for anyone looking to eat healthfully without skimping on flavor. Naturally low in fat and packed with protein and healthy omega-3 fats, seafood offers nearly endless preparation possibilities in the kitchen. Whether you're looking for a perfect party appetizer, a delightful dinner your whole family will enjoy, or a satisfying side dish to any meal, The Diabetes Seafood Cookbook is your one-stop shop for fresh, delicious seafood."

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The Diabetic Athlete

By Sheri Colberg

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Pt. 1. The diabetic athlete's toolbox -- Training for sports and fitness -- Balancing exercise blood sugars -- The ups and downs of insulin -- Supplements and eating for exercise -- Guidelines for type 1 diabetes -- Guidelines for type 2 diabetes -- Pt. 2. Sports and fitness activities -- Endurance sports -- Power sports -- Fitness activities -- Recreational sports -- Appendix A. Diabetic athletes and sports organizations -- Appendix B. Sport and nutrition web sites of interest -- Appendix C. Diabetic athlete activity questionnaire.

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