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Book Review: "Diabetes Meal Planning Made Easy" by Hope Warshaw

Book Review: “Diabetes Meal Planning Made Easy” by Hope Warshaw

More than a third of American adults have prediabetes (I’ve been flirting with it off and on for over a year now) and more than 20 million Americans live with Type 2 (adult-onset) diabetes (including my husband). I know several people who have diabetes, a condition in which one’s body doesn’t manage blood sugar very well. Having too much sugar in your blood has some pretty nasty consequences, so managing your blood sugar is pretty darn important. The first line of defense is what you eat. However, planning out your meals so that you remain healthy, manage your weight and blood sugar and enjoy your food all at the same time is a common challenge for folks with diabetes. Therefore, when I saw Hope Warshaw’s book Diabetes Meal Planning Made Easy I was intrigued.

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Cookbook Review: "Diabetes Superfoods Cookbook and Meal Planner" by Cassandra Verdi and Stephanie Dunbar

Cookbook Review: “Diabetes Superfoods Cookbook and Meal Planner” by Cassandra Verdi and Stephanie Dunbar

The growing trend of “superfoods” touched every area of cuisine — including diabetes management. A superfood is a food assumed to confer health benefits resulting from an exceptional nutrient density. In Diabetes Superfoods, Cassandra L. Verdi, MPH, RD, and Stephanie A. Dunbar, MPH, RD, provide an overview of superfoods and how they can be used to improve health and manage diabetes.

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