Tuesday, February 19, 2013

My Favorite Diabetes Books

I am listing my favorite diabetes books, and others that are very popular among diabetics. If you click on these links, and then click on the books, you can read portions of each book. 

(1.) Riva Greenburg is a wonderful author of diabetes books. Here are her two most recent masterpieces. Note the dates. Riva and I have communicated in emails and on the phone. She is a wonderful person. There is a link on the book page that tells you some impressive information about Riva. Her most recent book, "Diabetes Dos and How Tos", was published in January, 2013.


Riva's previous book is called "50 Diabetes Myths That Can Ruin Your Life: And 50 Diabetes Truths That Can Save It". This book dispells the 50 most common myths that tend to rule the lives of diabetics, "....such as: “You have to be fat to get diabetes,” “Eating too many sweets causes diabetes...."


(2.) Gary Scheiner has written a very popular book called "Think Like A Pancreas". The book gives a practical guide to managing diabetes with insulin. It is completely revised and updated. (Jan 24, 2012)


(3.) Ginger Vieira, has contributed so much to the diabetes world. A former record breaking powerlifter, and a very wonderful author of two books. Ginger Vieira has lived with Type 1 diabetes and Celiac disease since 1999. Today, she is a freelance writer, and Wellness & Diabetes Coach in her own business at http://www.Living-in-Progress.com/

Ginger's most recent book, "Emotional Eating With Diabetes", is a guide to overcoming the many challenges around food that can develop in a life with a disease that revolves around what we eat.


Ginger's previous book is called "Your Diabetes Science Experiment". It is written for people "....who want to gain a deeper understanding of how the basic science of the human body impacts your blood sugar levels and your insulin needs."


(4.) John Walsh and Ruth Roberts have written books that are widely used by insulin dependent diabetics. Using Insulin gives you "everything you need for success with insulin".


Their book "Pumping Insulin" is for people who are using an insulin pump. This book helped me very much to learn the finer points of pumping. It is very widely used by many diabetics.



  1. I absolutely Love Think Like a Pancreas. Someone referred me to it about a year into Clifford's dx, and now I'm starting on the 2nd edition on my Kindle. I also have Pumping Insulin. I read through this book frequently when deciding to put Clifford on the insulin pump, it's wonderful as well. My I suggest for Parents with children with diabetes "Kids First Diabetes Second by Leighann Calentine" and Cheating destiny (this is a good one for anyone affected by D) by James S. Hirsch.