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Paperback Diabetes Cookbook for Dummies Book

ISBN: 0764552309

ISBN13: 9780764552304

Diabetes Cookbook for Dummies

(Part of the Dummies Series)

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Book Overview

Diabetes expert Dr. Alan Rubin teams up with chefs and dietitians to show that it is possible to live with diabetes while savouring delicious dishes at home and at fancy restaurants and fast food places.

Customer Reviews

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Learned a Lot

This book is written in simple and clear terms and dispelled many things I though I knew about what my husband could or could not eat. Really helped with the good info and easy recipes to try out.

Diabetes Cookbook for Dummies

Very informative, I learned a lot from this book, it is a great guide for NEW diabetics.

Very helpful resource!

The Diabetic Cookbook for Dummies is a very essential resource for specialized dieters. Every mouth watering recipe listed in this book contains much nutrients and contents suitable for diabetic health watchers. My 87 year old grandfather owns this cookbook, and uses it on a daily basis to prepare meals and satisfy his appetite. Also can be very useful for gourmet chefs making meals in a fancy restaurant. The information content is overwhelming, which is typical of every "Dummies" entry. May overwhelm the casual reader using the book for recreation or last minute cooking preparations. The book is very large and bulky, and not the best choice to carry along with you on a vacation. I daresay, however, that many Americans in this country do not particularly enjoy cooking, or don't have much expertise. (Not to make a generalization.) So, this heavy cookbook should only be purchased by diabetics or professional chefs.

Turns a burden into a steppingstone

When diabetics think of diet, the word that comes to mind is restriction. As you read and work with this volume, which is much more than a cookbook, you'll lose the negativity that governs so many diabetics' thinking, and feeling, about food. It's a liberating volume. Plus the recipes are easy, interesting, and exciting. For the recipes that I've tried, I found all the ingredients readily available in any supermarket. Preparation methods and times are keyed to busy lifestyles. Most take a half-hour or less. But more importantly, the information about food and meals is presented in such an engaging way that I found myself excited about working on my diet. Believe me, until I read this book, about the last thing I wanted to do was read a diabetic cookbook. To me the very idea of a diabetic cookbook previously had been one of rules, restrictions, no-nos, and dullness. From the very first page -- on which Dr Rubin and Ms Stach help you figure out exactly and specifically what your daily food intake ought to be, given your own individual condition, -- the authors are intent on making eating fun, and a positive, integral element in controlling your diabetes. Dr. Rubin clearly presents information on such recent developments as the glycemic index and on how to time medications around meal times. His insights on how to deal with medications when eating out are enormously helpful. This a modern book, keyed not only to science and nutrition, but also to our lifestyles. The authors don't utter instructions - they walk you through typical experiences. I travel a lot and learned a lot from the "road trips" in the book where in the authors actually sit you down in restaurants as varied as McDonald's, Denny's, and even the Ritz Carlton. "Diabetes Cookbook for Dummies" is full of real-life insight, and is written in a friendly, companionable fashion. As a diabetic, thinking about diet used to just give me a headache. Now, as a result of having read and absorbed so much of the information in Dr. Rubin's "Diabetes Cookbook for Dummies", diet is no longer a pitfall and a burden, but fun, and a powerful tool in controlling my diabetes. This is the one food book a diabetic needs. It's the food book every diabetic should have. Really terrific.

Diabetics: Be Sure To Grab A Copy Of This!

If you or someone special in your life is diabetic this book can be an asset to your library. It does not matter if you are a recently diagnosed diabetic or if you have been one for years, I found this to be a great, easy to understand book. Even though my husband has been a diabetic for a couple of years there are things I have not put into practice that I need to be doing (since I do the cooking).Considering the practical nature of this book, I feel it will help me to do those things the nutritionist instucted me to do from the beginning. (There is a good chance you may not be eating properly either.)The book is quite detailed, it is not "just a cookbook". It has a LOT of additional helps and compares a variety of foods, instructing which are the best to choose and why.The recipes in it are appealing and intend to try a lot of them. By now you may figure out that I highly recommend this book.
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