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Manage Diabetes Without Giving Up Flavor

This month is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and many of you have inquired about diabetes-friendly recipes. In order to raise awareness, I thought it would be helpful to compile a list of cookbooks geared towards managing diabetes without giving up taste. Books like the Complete Diabetic Cookbook provide recipes that are designed for a diabetic, but are flavorful and creative enough for the whole family. There are also plenty of books designed with little ones in mind. The book You Can Eat That! is designed with colorful illustrations and kid-approved recipes.

To see the rest of the cookbooks, scroll through below.

If you know of any similar cookbooks that you absolutely love, share them with us in the comments!

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aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Zsweet is yum!
Home Home 9 years
Hey Yum, thanks for the post! I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes a week after my "sweet" 16 birthday. Fun times :) Diabetes is a pandemic at this point. When I was in Denmark the airport was FILLED with diabetes prevention posters, if that tells you anything. The best thing that people can do to prevent Type 2 diabetes, which it sounds like Phunkometry's family has, is—I know this is boring—diet and exercise. By diet I mean eating whole grains with a low glycemic index and lots of whole foods. And guess what? Studies have shown that limited alcohol—1-2 glasses of beer or wine a day—actually helps diabetics control blood sugar levels! So that's good news. :) I hate artificial sweeteners, and you're only supposed to limit your use of them to about 2 sodas a day at most. Try Zsweet, which I've been using and is much better.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Wow thanks! I need some of these cookbooks! Maybe I will have to buy one for Christmas too :D
mollywog mollywog 9 years
Oh and forgot to say to Phunkometry, I have the same problem with aspartame, I get a weird metallic taste in my mouth after I finish and it lasts for a couple hours! I thought it was just me, so I'm glad to hear someone else is like that, but I'm also sorry you have the same problem.
mollywog mollywog 9 years
Coolness! Part of my Christmas shopping has been done now. I have a friend that's newly diagnosed with diabetes and she and I have a running joke about writing various "For Dummies" books. Diabetes Cookbook for Dummies will be both practical and a joke!
Phunkometry Phunkometry 9 years
Haha, I typed in "almost 8 [close parenthesis]", and it came out as a sunglass face. Whoops.
Phunkometry Phunkometry 9 years
On my dad's side of the family, about half the people have diabetes. So, pretty much, I'm just waiting until my time comes. I'm not sure what to do in the meantime though, in terms of prevention. I've got a question, though. Does anyone get a really awful taste in their mouth after eating/drinking someone with aspartame in it? I cannot have sugar substitutes because the taste will not go away no matter what I do, and it lasts a good few hours. I just had a diet coke with dinner (at 5-ish, and it is now almost 8) and I'm still suffering the effects. :(
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Great books, my mother has a few.
fragiletearz fragiletearz 9 years
This is something that my mom has had a really hard time with, my dad is diabetic, and has kidney failure, so she has a hard time cooking for him, cuz he can't have anything !
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