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Diabooks: Updates to the Diabetes Bookshelf

Three new books added to the diabetes bookshelf this year are Not Dead Yet, My Race Against Disease from Diagnosis to Dominance, by Phil Southerland and John Hanc, The Sweet Life: Diabetes Without Boundaries, by Chef Sam Talbot, and Coco and Goofy’s Goofy Day, by Susan Amerikaner. All three books could appeal to those without diabetes as well.

Not Dead Yet tells the story of Phil’s diagnosis with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 7 months, his bike race in Race Across America, and his founding of the professional bike racing team, Team Type 1. The Sweet Life is not only a beautiful coffee-table styled cookbook but also advice from Chef Sam Talbot on managing diabetes. Coco and Goofy’s Goofy Day is a Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse book with more books planned for a series.

More diabooks from the diabetes bookshelf are below. Some are inspirational, some instructive, and some are ideal for reading to your child’s class to help other kids understand what diabetes is.


For learning about diabetes and managing it:

There is a 12th edition of Understanding Diabetes by Peter H. Chase, MD (2011) published by the Children’s Diabetes Foundation at Denver, as well as a 12th edition of the First Book of Understanding Diabetes by Peter H. Chase, MD (2011) and a 2nd edition of Understanding Insulin Pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitors by Peter H. Chase, MD (2010). There is also an 11th edition of Un Primer Libro Para Entender La Diabetes by Peter H. Chase (2008). More information on these books is available at the Children’s Diabetes Foundation at Denver.

Think Like A Pancreas: A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes With Insulin, by Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE

The Ultimate Guide to Accurate Carb Counting, by Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE

Pumping Insulin: Everything You Need For Success on a Smart Insulin Pump, by John Walsh and Ruth Roberts

Taking Control of Your Diabetes, Education, Motivation, Self-Advocacy, by Steven V. Edelman, MD and Friends

50 Secrets of the Longest Living People with Diabetes, Sheri R. Colberg, PhD, and Steven V. Edelman, MD

The Sweet Life: Diabetes Without Boundaries, by Chef Sam Talbot (2011)

The Everything Parent’s Guide to Children With Juvenile Diabetes: Reassuring Advice for Managing Symptoms and Raising a Happy, Healthy Child, by Moira McCarthy and Jake Kushner, MD

487 Really Cool Tips for Kids with Diabetes, by Spike Nasmyth Loy and Bo Nasmyth Loy


For reading to a class:

I’m Tougher Than Diabetes, by Alden Carter and Carol Carter

Taking Diabetes to School, by Kim Gosselin

Rufus Comes Home, Rufus, the Bear With Diabetes, by Kim Gosselin

Disney’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Coco and Goofy’s Goofy Day, by Susan Amerikaner (2011)


Memoirs on diabetes:

Not Dead Yet, My Race Against Disease from Diagnosis to Dominance, by Phil Southerland and John Hanc (2011)

Growing Up Again: Life, Love, and Oh Yeah, Diabetes, by Mary Tyler Moore

Reflections on Childhood Diabetes, A Mother’s Story of Hope and Encouragement, by Mary Silverberg


On the discovery of insulin, and the remarkable story of Elizabeth Hughes:

The Fight to Survive: A Young Girl, Diabetes, and the Fight to Survive, by Caroline Cox.

Breakthrough, Elizabeth Hughes, The Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Medical Miracle, by Thea Cooper and Arthur Ainsberg

The Discovery of Insulin, by Michael Bliss


Something different:

A diabetes poetry book. I blogged about the No-Sugar Added Poetry Book previously here.


Additional books are listed on my website under the link Bookshelf.


Now tell me what is your favorite book on diabetes?


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