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Some patrons have inquired about the release of talking books in digital format. NLS has scheduled the digital talking books to be available at the same time as the digital-talking book machines beginning in 2008.
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Each issue of Overseas Outlook includes a bibliography on a subject that may be of interest to our patrons. This issue features a minibibliography on diabetes from the year 2000. To receive any of the books in this bibliography, complete the order form at the end of the newsletter and return it to the overseas librarian.
Atkins Diabetes Revolution: The Groundbreaking Approach to Preventing and Controlling Type 2 Diabetes
by Mary C. Vernon and Jacqueline A. Eberstein
Two colleagues of Atkins apply the late physician's principles to the care of diabetes. They suggest diet and lifestyle changes to alter the body's metabolism, in contrast to the American Diabetes Association's emphasis on a high-carb diet and medications. Includes meal plans, recipes, and fitness programs. 2004.
Beating Diabetes: The First Complete Program Clinically Proven to Dramatically Improve Your Glucose Tolerance
by David M. Nathan and Linda M. Delahanty
A Harvard physician and a nutritionist offer a way to treat and prevent diabetes through modest lifestyle changes without drugs. The easy-to-follow program includes simple eating and activity level changes. Study participants describe their successes. 2005.
Bittersweet Diabetes, Insulin, and the Transformation of Illness
by Chris Feudtner
Pediatrician chronicles the twentieth-century history of diabetes mellitus, using the archives of the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. Focuses on patients' experiences and causality of the disease's symptoms. Describes the discovery of insulin and the complications arising from its long-term use. 2003.
Carol Guber's Type 2 Diabetes Life Plan: Take Charge, Take Care, and Feel Better than Ever
by Carol Guber and Betsy Thorpe
Nutritionist combines facts and inspirational suggestions in a guide on how to live well with type 2 diabetes. Guber's integrated approach emphasizes controlling the disorder through diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices including stress management and meditation. Offers positive reinforcement, provides sample menus, and presents a list of helpful resources. 2002.
Conquering Diabetes: A Cutting-edge, Comprehensive Program for Prevention and Treatment
by Anne L. Peters
Diabetologist urges patients to take charge of their disease by developing a lifestyle plan that includes finding a team of professionals to assist in nutrition, exercise, and medications. Explains type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Discusses pre-diabetes, the importance of knowing family history, and prevention of complications. 2005.
Diabesity: The Obesity-diabetes Epidemic that Threatens America—and What We Must Do to Stop It
by Francine Ratner Kaufman
Pediatric endocrinologist and past president of the American Diabetes Association addresses the rise of diabetes, especially in children, and its impact on individuals, families, and society. Kaufman discusses obesity as a trigger, diabetes' effects on the body, and ways to reduce the risk of developing the disease. 2005.
Diabetes A to Z: What You Need to Know about Diabetes—Simply Put
by the American Diabetes Association
Revised and updated edition explains diabetes-related issues in clear, simple terms. Topics for coping with the illness are arranged alphabetically and cover diet and exercise, blood glucose monitoring, possible complications, health care, employment rights, and more. 2003.
Diabetes: The Ultimate Teen Guide
by Katherine J. Moran
A nurse provides practical information to teens on living with diabetes. Discusses the disease, managing it, treatment options including the insulin pump, and related social issues such as driving, traveling, and drinking alcohol. For senior high and older readers. 2004.
A Field Guide to Type 1 Diabetes: The Essential Resource from the Diabetes Experts
by the American Diabetes Association
Presents basic information essential to controlling diabetes. Explains the biology of the disease, insulin and glucose monitoring, equipment, food, complications, doctors, and resources. 2002.
The First Year—Type 2 Diabetes: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed
by Gretchen Becker
A "patient-expert" guides others in understanding the condition of adult-onset diabetes including the proper use of diet and exercise, testing, medication, insurance issues, emotional concerns, and relevant Internet sites. 2001.
Getting the Most Out of Diabetes Camp: A Guide for Parents and Kids
by the American Diabetes Association
Offers insight and tips for parents and their diabetic children in selecting a suitable summer camp. Gives advice on how to choose the right place, what to expect, and how to prepare. Includes anecdotes and a list of facilities. 2002.
Insulin Pump Therapy Demystified: An Essential Guide for Everyone Pumping Insulin
by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer
The author, who uses insulin to control diabetes, discusses the pros and cons of using an insulin pump and provides specific advice for diabetics of all ages. Describes the mechanics of an insulin pump and discusses lifestyle issues that influence the use of such a device. 2003.
The Joslin Guide to Diabetes: A Program for Managing Your Treatment
by Richard S. Beaser and Amy P. Campbell
Revised and updated edition of a physician's and a nutritionist's comprehensive guide to diabetes self-care. Discusses understanding the disease; monitoring blood glucose and administering insulin; treating diabetes with nutrition, exercise, and medications; adjusting treatment programs for possible complications; meal planning; and living well. Includes appendix of food choice lists. 2005.
Mayo Clinic: On Managing Diabetes
by Maria Collazo-Clavell
Guide to managing type 1 and type 2 diabetes through diet, exercise, and medication. Discusses the nature of the disease, necessary testing, self-care, sexual issues, transplants, and other related matters. For senior high and older readers. 2001.
101 Foot Care Tips for People with Diabetes
by Jessie H. Ahroni
Provides answers to common questions about foot problems associated with two complications of diabetes—poor circulation and nerve damage. Discusses skin and nail care, footwear, exercise, treatment of minor ailments, and identifying major concerns. 2000.
101 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy with Diabetes
by Patti B. Geil and Laura B. Hieronymus
Answers to frequently asked questions about issues unique to women with diabetes, both preexisting and gestational. Stresses the importance of monitoring blood glucose throughout the pregnancy; addresses nutrition, medication, and labor and delivery; and details postpartum care to ensure the best health for baby and mother. 2003.
Think Like a Pancreas: A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes with Insulin
by Gary Scheiner
Diabetes educator, diagnosed with the disease in 1986, offers advice on managing blood sugar levels by designing an insulin program to fit an individual's lifestyle. Discusses the pros and cons of various delivery devices like syringes and pumps, the impact of emotions, illness, aging, and more. 2004.
Type 2 Diabetes in Teens: Secrets for Success
by Jean Betrschart-Roemer
Nurse practitioner explains healthcare for teens with type 2 diabetes. Discusses social issues such as drinking, driving, substance abuse, sexuality, pregnancy, college, sports, dating, depression, and complications as they relate to the disease. Includes comments from teens and advice for parents. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2002.
The Uncomplicated Guide to Diabetes Complications
by Marvin E. Levin and Michael Pfeifer
Recommendations from the American Diabetes Association for the control and prevention of complications. Medical specialists describe testing, treatments, care for eyes and feet, gastrointestinal problems, nerve function, kidney and heart disease, sexual dysfunctions, psychosocial complications, and more. 2002.
Betty Crocker's Diabetes Cookbook: Everyday Meals, Easy as 1-2-3
One hundred and forty recipes from Betty Crocker and the International Diabetes Center, with medical and nutritional information from an endocrinologist and two registered dieticians. Includes recipes for meals and snack time and a week of suggested menus. 2003.
Charting a Course to Wellness: Creative Ways of Living with Heart Disease and Diabetes
by Treena and Graham Kerr
BR 15700, RC 59190
Celebrity chef Graham Kerr and his wife, Treena, share their journey of life, love, and healthy eating since Treena's battle with heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Includes more than four hundred recipes that contain fewer fats and carbohydrates and that list nutritional information and ADA exchanges. 2004.
Fix-it and Forget-it: Diabetic Cookbook Slow Cooker Favorites—to Include Everyone!
by Phyllis Pellman Good
Joined by the American Diabetes Association, Good presents healthy, easy-to-prepare meals not only for diabetics, but for all those watching their intake of carbs, sugars, calories, sodium, and fat. Recipes include main dishes, soups, desserts, appetizers, breakfast, and more. Provides exchange and nutritional values and menus for a week. 2005.
Quick and Easy Low-carb Cooking for People with Diabetes
by Nancy S. Hughes
Recipes for diabetics to prepare without having to count carbs. Includes dozens of snacks, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and desserts from three different carbohydrate levels. 2003.
The Whole Foods Diabetic Cookbook
by Patricia Bertron, Michael Cook, and Patricia Stevenson
A collection of vegetarian recipes using whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables. Gives an overview of diabetes and explains how diet and exercise are important in controlling the disease. Includes a nutritional guide and tips on grocery shopping and menu planning. 2002.
Cooking Up Fun for Kids with Diabetes
by Patti B. Geil and Tami A. Ross
Discusses healthy eating and nutrition for children with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Includes kitchen safety tips and advice for grownup helpers. Provides recipes for main dishes, snacks, and desserts. Published by the American Diabetes Association. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2003.
by Judith Peacok
Introductory overview of different types of diabetes, covering symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, control, and complications of the disease. Assesses some of the serious effects of the body's inability to use glucose properly because of a lack of insulin. For grades 6-9. 2000.
Frederick Banting and the Discovery of Insulin
by John Bankston
Biography of Canadian doctor Frederick Banting (1891B1941), whose medical research led to the use of insulin as a treatment for diabetes. Relates how Banting received the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1923 and shared the award money with his closest research associate. For grades 4-7. 2002.
I'm Tougher than Diabetes!
by Alden R. Carter
Natalie explains her disorder—diabetes—and what she must do every day to keep her blood sugar at a safe level. She tells how her parents and sister help her and how supportive her classmates are. Includes a section of frequently asked questions and answers on diabetes. For grades 3-6. 2001.
Living with Diabetes
by Jenny Bryan
Discusses the causes and symptoms of diabetes and the effects of diet and medicine. Uses three children and an adult as examples of how people handle this disease while continuing their activities and routines. Explains what to do in an emergency. For grades 3-6. 2000.
These memoirs are included for their inspirational value.
A Gift of Life
by Alfred W. Beckler
Inspirational account of a series of operations—one kidney and two pancreas transplants—that saved the life of the author who suffered with juvenile-onset diabetes. Beckler tells of his adjustment to blindness following surgery, and his success as a real estate broker and promoter of organ donor programs. 1983.
He Saw a Hummingbird
by Norma Lee Browning and Russell Ogg
BR 03948, RC 12809
A successful photographer, visually impaired by the progressive disease of diabetic retinopathy, is forced to abandon his career. While fighting apathy and depression, the sudden appearance of a tiny red hummingbird changes his life: when he photographs the little birds, his sight improves. 1978.
Journey of a Diabetic
by Lawrence M. Pray and Richard Evans III
Diagnosed as a diabetic at seven, the author struggled to come to terms with his disease after several life-threatening rebellions. As an employed father of four children, he continued to face the daily challenges of his condition. 1983.
Long Time, No See
by Beth Finke
BR 14821, RC 56482
NPR commentator's memoir of confronting blindness from diabetic retinopathy. Includes medical information pertinent to her personal experience as she discusses going blind as a twenty-six-year-old newlywed, having and caring for a multiply disabled child, using a talking-computer, and acquiring a guide dog to enable greater independence. Some strong language. 2003.
by Andie Dominick
BR 12335, RC 49457
The author describes her fascination with her diabetic older sister's needles—until age nine, when she too is diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. Her sister helped her deal with taunting classmates, but eventually Dominick realized the real dangers she and her sister face. Some strong language. 1998.
Shaking the Nickel Bush
by Ralph Moody
This sequel to Mary Emma and Company (RC 43674) finds the author diagnosed with diabetes and advised to seek a healthier climate. Raised in Colorado, nineteen-year-old Ralph looks forward to escaping Boston. He heads for Arizona, camps out, works as a stunt rider and sculptor, and travels throughout the Southwest. 2003.
Showdown with Diabetes
by Deb Butterfield
Autobiography of the diabetic woman who founded the Insulin-Free World Foundation. Chronicles the path of her disease from its diagnosis to the serious complications that led to pancreas and kidney transplants that cured her disorder. Describes how science, research funding, healthcare policy, and society influence the health and choices of people with diabetes. 1999.
Sweet Invisible Body: Reflections on Life with Diabetes
by Lisa Roney
Graduate student, tracks her life from the age of twelve when she was diagnosed with diabetes. Describes the frustrations revolving around food, insulin shots, and being chronically ill while appearing well to the outside world. Some strong language. 1999.
Sweet Recovery: A Young Woman's Emotional Ride with Diabetes, Vision Loss, and Food Addiction—to Health and Freedom
by Denise J. Bradley
The author of What Does It Feel Like to Have Diabetes? (RC 32581) describes the effects of two decades of uncontrolled illness on her and her family. Recalls how she became healthy through self-motivation and careful oversight of her condition. 1992.
What Does it Feel Like to Have Diabetes? A Diary of Events in the Life of a Diabetic
by Denise J. Bradley
An intimate chronicle by a young woman who was diagnosed as having diabetes at age eleven. Describes her twenty-three-year journey from diagnosis to denial to acceptance. 1987.
You Will Dream New Dreams: Inspiring Personal Stories by Parents of Children with Disabilities
by Stanley D. Klein and Kim Schive
More than sixty essays by parents who are raising physically or mentally handicapped children. Includes advice, anecdotes, and words of encouragement. Lists state and national resource centers. Introduction by former U.S. attorney general Dick Thornburgh. 2001.
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Library of Congress
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____RC 60011 Atkins Diabetes Revolution: the Groundbreaking Approach to Preventing and Controlling Type 2 Diabetes
____RC 60378 Beating Diabetes: The First Complete Program Clinically Proven to Dramatically Improve Your Glucose Tolerance
____RC 56731 Bittersweet Diabetes, Insulin, and the Transformation of Illness
____RC 56822 Carol Guber's Type 2 Diabetes Life Plan: Take Charge, Take Care, and Feel Better than Ever
____RC 60385 Conquering Diabetes: A Cutting-edge, Comprehensive Program for Prevention and Treatment
____RC 60037 Diabesity: The Obesity-diabetes Epidemic that Threatens America—and What We Must Do to Stop It
____RC 57648 Diabetes A to Z: What You Need to Know about Diabetes—Simply Put
____RC 59361 Diabetes: The Ultimate Teen Guide
____RC 56024 A Field Guide to Type 1 Diabetes: The Essential Resource from the Diabetes Experts
____RC 54748 The First Year—Type 2 Diabetes: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed
____RC 54696 Getting the Most Out of Diabetes Camp: A Guide for Parents and Kids
____RC 56183 Insulin Pump Therapy Demystified: An Essential Guide for Everyone Pumping Insulin
____RC 61317 The Joslin Guide to Diabetes: A Program for Managing Your Treatment
____RC 56478 Mayo Clinic: On Managing Diabetes
____RC 56378 101 Foot Care Tips for People with Diabetes
____RC 57527 101 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy with Diabetes
____RC 59219 Think Like a Pancreas: A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes with Insulin
____RC 55120 Type 2 Diabetes in Teens: Secrets for Success
____RC 55092 The Uncomplicated Guide to Diabetes Complications
____RC 59730 Betty Crocker' Diabetes Cookbook: Everyday Meals, Easy as 1-2-3
____RC 59190 Charting a Course to Wellness: Creative Ways of Living with Heart Disease and Diabetes
____RC 60692 Fix-it and Forget-it: Diabetic Cookbook Slow Cooker Favorites—to Include Everyone!
____RC 57568 Quick and Easy Low-carb Cooking for People with Diabetes
____RC 55973 The Whole Foods Diabetic Cookbook
____BR 15700 Charting a Course to Wellness: Creative Ways of Living with Heart Disease and Diabetes
____RC 56757 Cooking Up Fun for Kids with Diabetes
____RC 51777 Diabetes
____RC 57882 Frederick Banting and the Discovery of Insulin
____RC 54548 I'm Tougher than Diabetes!
____RC 51254 Living with Diabetes
____RC 21132 A Gift of Life
____RC 12809 He Saw a Hummingbird
____RC 20443 Journey of a Diabetic
____RC 56482 Long Time, No See
____RC 49457 Needles
____RC 54466 Shaking the Nickel Bush
____RC 49883 Showdown with Diabetes
____RC 49131 Sweet Invisible Body: Reflections on Life with Diabetes
____RC 57322 Sweet Recovery: A Young Woman's Emotional Ride with Diabetes, Vision Loss, and Food Addiction—to Health and Freedom
____RC 32581 What Does it Feel Like to Have Diabetes? A Diary of Events in the Life of a Diabetic
____RC 52795 You Will Dream New Dreams: Inspiring Personal Stories by Parents of Children with Disabilities
____BR 03948 He Saw a Hummingbird
____BR 14821 Long Time, No See
____BR 12335 Needles
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