Best Diabetes Books to Read This Summer
Our summer series on the best diabetes books continues! These are great for devouring by the pool, on vacation or just hanging out at home. The books we feature here are some of our favorites. Having read them ourselves, we strongly recommend the immense value these books will add to your life, whether you’re living with or caring for a person with diabetes.
Think Like a Pancreas: A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes with Insulin – Gary Scheiner MS, CDE
I do not use the term “game-changer” much because it sometimes feels like it is now used too lightly. I mean I see it in everything from recipe substitutes to hairstyles. But please let the record show that Think Like a Pancreas was truly a game-changing book for us.
When my son was first diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, I was overwhelmed with shock and grief. But once I got through that and began to educate myself more about diabetes, this was the book that helped me understand so much.
Think Like a Pancreas allowed me to better understand the language of diabetes management in order to team with my son’s doctor to better manage his diabetes. I better understood what my son’s diabetes team was telling me and what questions to ask. Gary has a wonderful way of explaining everything in a way that is understandable. And even though we have been dealing with Type 1 for a few years now, we still refer to this book.
It is very evident why Gary is an award-winning diabetes educator. If you’re looking for the best diabetes books on offer, Think Like a Pancreas should be on your list!
What are the best diabetes books you’ve read? Let us know your recommendations in the comments below!
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