On the bookshelf



The Diabetes Reset: Avoid It. Control It. Even Reverse It. A Doctor's Scientific Program by George King (Author)

352 pages, English, Workman Publishing Company (January 13, 2015)

Dr George King, Research Director and Chief Science Officer at Harvard’s Joslin Diabetes Center, explains how to effectively reset your body’s glucose metabolism for a longer, healthier life. Based on cutting-edge research, The Diabetes Reset translates the latest findings into a plan that will let readers avoid, control, and even reverse type 2 diabetes. The programme begins with weight-loss and shows why losing only 5% of body weight makes a life-changing difference. It explains how a good’s night sleep can significantly lower blood glucose levels (and why sleep deprivation works in reverse). It disentangles the carbohydrate confusion, reveals how to decrease the body’s inflammatory response, and explains the importance of moderate exercise.

Obesity Interventions in Underserved Communities: Evidence and Directions by Virginia M. Brennan (Editor), Shiriki K. Kumanyika (Editor), Ruth Enid Zambrana (Editor)

416 Pages, English, Johns Hopkins University Press (November 20, 2014)

The obesity epidemic has a disproportionate impact on communities that are hard-hit by social and economic disadvantages. In Obesity Interventions, a diverse group of researchers explores effective models for treating and preventing obesity in such communities. The volume provides overviews of the literature targeting certain aspects of society and health (e.g., the effectiveness of preschool obesity prevention programmes), as well as commentaries that shape our understanding of the obesity epidemic and reports on approaches to combating obesity in underserved populations in the United States.


Vital Conversations: Improving Communication Between Doctors and Patients by Dennis Rosen (Author)

264 pages, English, Columbia University Press (September 23, 2014)

The health-care system in the US is by far the most expensive in the world, yet its outcomes are decidedly mediocre in comparison with those of other countries. Poor communication between doctors and patients, Dennis Rosen argues, is at the heart of this disparity, a pervasive problem that damages the wellbeing of the patient and the integrity of the health-care system and society. Drawing upon research in biomedicine, sociology, and anthropology and integrating personal stories from his medical practice, Rosen shows how important good communication between physicians and patients is to high-quality care. Rosen concludes with a prescriptive chapter aimed at building the cultural competencies and communication skills necessary for higher-quality, less-expensive care.


Global Health Perspectives in Prediabetes and Diabetes Prevention by Michael Bergman (Author, Editor)

400 pages, English, World Scientific Publishing Company (August 30, 2014)

This comprehensive text addresses the global diabetes epidemic and describes diverse worldwide prevention initiatives. Background chapters describe the diagnosis and definition of diabetes, the epidemiology, pathophysiology of pre-diabetes as well as clinical trial evidence for diabetes prevention and treatment. Furthermore, the critical role of government in formulating a global health agenda, policy perspectives for European initiatives, the importance of nutritional policies for diabetes prevention as well as the development of the necessary capacity and infrastructure for diabetes prevention are described.


Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed by U.S. Department of Health

152 pages, English, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 27, 2014)

This guide has been written to ensure all students with diabetes are educated in a medically safe environment and have the same access to educational opportunities as their peers.  Research shows that well-managed blood glucose levels not only can help young people stave off the long-term complications of diabetes but also help them feel better, happier, and more productive at school. In a supportive school environment, where school personnel understand the needs of students with diabetes, young people can manage their diabetes effectively. In this updated edition, you will find new and revised information on topics, including: effective diabetes management, diabetes equipment and supplies for blood glucose monitoring and administering insulin.


Hypoglycaemia in Clinical Diabetes by Brian M. Frier, Simon Heller, Rory McCrimmon

400 pages, English, Wiley-Blackwell; 3 edition (January 28, 2014)

Hypoglycaemia in Clinical Diabetes provides expert clinical guidance to this extremely common and potentially serious complication associated with diabetes management. With reference to ADA and EASD guidelines throughout, topics covered include the physiology of hypoglycaemia, its presentation and clinical features, potential morbidity and optimal clinical management in order to achieve and maintain good glycaemic blood glucose control.  Particular attention is paid to the way hypoglycaemia is managed in different groups, such as the elderly, in children, or during pregnancy.  New chapters in this edition include the psychological effects of hypoglycaemia and the latest developments in technology for hypoglycaemia.


150 Best Indian, Asian, Caribbean and More Diabetes Recipes by Sobia Khan

272 pages, English, Robert Rose (September 2, 2014)

Internationally inspired, this cookbook offers healthy alternatives for those seeking traditional ethnic recipes.  Written by a registered dietician and culinary school professor, each recipe has been specifically created for people managing diabetes. The ingredients ensure a broad range of dishes and options, and there is no use of artificial sweeteners. Each recipe has a complete nutritional analysis as well as handy professional tips. This cookbook helps show how traditional foods can be enjoyed while managing diabetes at the same time.


Diabetic Retinopathy: from Diagnosis to Treatment by David S. Boyer MD (Author), Homayoun Tabandeh MD (Author)

115 pages, English, Addicus Books, 1st edition (April 1, 2014)

The most common eye disease among those with type 1 or type 2 diabetes is diabetic retinopathy and this book explains the disease, how it develops, and options for treatment. This guide will help both patients and their families by covering such topics as symptoms, stages of the disease, how it is diagnosed, treatment options, ways to slow its progression, and lifestyle changes that lead to better glucose control.

The Johns Hopkins Guide to Diabetes by Christopher D. Saudek (Author), Richard R. Rubin (Author), Thomas W. Donner (Author)

504 pages, English, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2nd edition (April 8 2014)

The Johns Hopkins Guide to Diabetes is a comprehensive easy-to-read guide to better understand the complexities of managing diabetes. Written by a team of Johns Hopkins diabetes specialists, this second edition will help people who have diabetes work effectively with their care team to achieve targets and maintain good health.


Childhood Obesity: Ethical and Policy Issues by Kristin Voigt (Author), Stuart G. Nicholls (Author), Garrath Williams (Author)

272 pages, English, Oxford University Press, USA, 1st edition (April 25, 2014)

This co-authored book is the first to focus on the ethical and policy questions raised by childhood obesity and its prevention. Throughout the book, authors Kristin Voigt, Stuart G. Nicholls, and Garrath Williams emphasise that childhood obesity is a multi-faceted phenomenon, and just one of many issues that parents, schools and societies face. They argue that it is important to acknowledge the resulting complexities and not to think in terms “single-issue” policies.


Managing the Diabetic Foot by Michael E. Edmonds (author), Alethea V.M. Foster (author)

248 pages, English, Wiley-Blackwell; 3rd edition (March 3, 2014)

Written by the BMA award-winning author team of Mike Edmonds and Alethea Foster, Managing the Diabetic Foot is a practical, handy and accessible guide for the clinical management of severe foot disease associated with diabetes. Featuring over 150 clinical photos, numerous hints and tips to aid rapid-reference, it provides the latest national and international guidelines.

Hypoglycaemia in Clinical Diabetes by Brian M. Frier (Editor), Simon Heller (Editor) and Rory McCrimmon (Editor)

392 pages, English, Wiley-Blackwell; 3rd Edition (Jan 21, 2014)

A comprehensive guide to hypoglycaemia, written by a team of experts, with reference to ADA and EASD guidelines throughout. Topics covered include the physiology of hypoglycaemia, clinical features, potential morbidity and optimal clinical management in order to achieve good glycaemic control. Particular attention is paid to the way hypoglycaemia is managed in different groups, such as the elderly, in children, or during pregnancy.

Contrôler son Diabète et Mener une Vie Active: 500 Réponses aux Questions Fondamentales by Claude Colas (Author), Charles Fox (Author), Anne Kilvert (Author)

320 pages, French, Editions du Dauphin (31 October 2013)

Written in French by three experienced diabetologists for people with type 2 diabetes. This complete guide has been updated for 2013 and provides answers to hundreds of questions a person living with type 2 diabetes may have on causes, symptoms, treatments, and management of diabetes.

Diabetes Do's & How-To's: Small Yet Powerful Steps to Take Charge, Eat Right, Get Fit and Stay Positive by Riva Greenberg (Author), Gary Feit (Editor), Haidee Merritt (Illustrator)

Illustrated, 296 pages, English, SPI Management LLC (January 3, 2013)

Riva Greenberg, a diabetes-expert and certified health coach who has lived successfully with diabetes for 41 years, wrote this book for people who live with type 1 and type 2 diabetes for simple, clear information about what to do to take care of diabetes. With a team of top diabetes experts, Riva explores the latest recommendations, thinking and practical guidance. Illustrations by cartoonist and healthcare illustrator Haidee Merritt, who also lives with type 1 diabetes.  

Diabetes and Wellbeing: Managing the Psychological And Emotional Challenges of Diabetes, Types 1 and 2 [Unabridged] by Jen Nash (Author), Louise Jameson (Narrator)

232 pages, English, Wiley-Blackwell (April 29, 2013)
Audiobook, 6 hours and 58 minutes, English, Audible Ltd (August 20, 2013)

Diabetes and Wellbeing presents a range of research-based psychological principles that have been demonstrated to positively impact emotional wellbeing. Dr. Jen Nash, a clinical psychologist who has lived with diabetes since childhood, guides the listener through strategies for better management of issues such as initial diagnosis, dealing with fears and anxiety and communicating with healthcare professionals.

Psychodiabetologie (German Edition) by Frank Petrak (Editor), Stephan Herpertz (Editor)

330 pages, German, Springer, 2013 edition (October 31, 2013)

Psychodiabetologie provides well-informed and helpful advice on the psychological distress associated with diabetes. Author discussions include how a diagnosis of diabetes impacts children and their path of life; what can be done for ‘diabetes burnout’ or depression; and coping strategies for older patients who may face complications. Comprehensive online material is provided to support practitioners.

Diabetes ABC by Dr. Sherry L Meinberg

Illustrated, 56 pages, Outskirts Press (November 7, 2012)

Diabetes ABC is a simple overview of diabetes and related conditions written for both children and adults, providing tips for parents, caregivers, friends, children and teachers about living with the illness.

Diabetes and Me: An Essential Guide for Kids and Parents by Kim Chaloner (Author), Nick Bertozzi (Illustrator)

Illustrated, 176 pages, Hill and Wang (November 5, 2013)

Author Kim Chaloner was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age sixteen. Drawing on her own experiences, Kim walks the reader through the basics of type 1 and type 2 diabetes covering the latest technologies for monitoring blood sugar, strategies for nutrition and exercise, how to explain diabetes to friends and family members and more.

Putting Your Patients on the Pump by Karen M. Bolderman (Author), Nicholas B. Argento (Contributor), Susan L. Barlow (Contributor), Gary Scheiner (Contributor)

128 pages (paperback), American Diabetes Association, Second Edition (September 10, 2013)

Putting Your Patients on the Pump provides practical instructions for integrating all the essential elements of a safe and successful insulin pump programme including: patient selection and education, starting doses and fine-tuning, and long-term maintenance. Unique issues surrounding special populations such as children and pregnancy are covered in detail. An essential resource for the healthcare professional who requires a desk reference or instructional guide.

My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

Illustrated. 315 pages. Alfred A. Knopf (January 15, 2013)

Sonia Maria Sotomayor is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving since August 2009. Diagnosed at age seven with type 1 diabetes, she recounts her survival in a Bronx housing project and how she rose to become the first Hispanic appointed to the United States Supreme Court.

Medical Management of Pregnancy Complicated by Diabetes by Donald R. Coustan (Ed.), Abbot R. Laptook, Carol J. Homko, Susan Biastre, Julie M. Daley

184 pages, American Diabetes Association; Fifth Edition (September 10, 2013)

Pregnancy complicated by pre-existing diabetes can be managed through expert protocols and patient partnerships. Based on the new American Diabetes Association recommendations, this revised edition widely expands on the fourth edition.

Topics include: pre-pregnancy counselling, contraception, psychological impact, morning sickness, nutritional management, insulin, diagnostic testing and surveillance, gestational diabetes, neonatal care of infants, and postpartum follow-up.

Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss

480 pages. Random House (February 26, 2013)

From a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter, Moss reveals the story behind the rise of the processed food industry and its link to the emerging obesity epidemic.