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Diabetes Cookbook for Dummies

[28 Dec 2010 | 5 Comments | 11 views | Author: Dee Braun, DrR, CA, CCT]
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Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies

  • ISBN13: 9780764584503
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These recipes transform the typical diabetic diet from bland and blah to “Mmmmmm!” and “Ahhhhh!” Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition is extensively updated with more than 100 new recipes from great restaurants and great chefs. You’ll discover taste-tempting dishes like Blueberry Almond Pancakes, BBQ Chicken Potato Hash, Beer Braised Pork, Sweet Potato Biscuits, and Chocolate Almond Biscotti. There’s loads of new information about diabetes and the … More >>

Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies

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  • PJ Corkery said:

    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.
    Rating: 5 / 5

    • Anonymous said:

      I found the first part of this book very informative. Being a person with type 2 diabetes, education is very important to me.However, the receipes fall far short of what I felt I needed. Who takes the time to serve Portobello Pate?Crab and artichoke dip. What in the world is yuca? These are not what the average house wife has on hand or even wants to shop for.These are not items I have in my pantry. Having a busy life style they just don’t fit in. How often do I serve lamb to my family or veal? Poached pears in red wine, feta bruschetta, yogurt rice. No way.
      Rating: 3 / 5

      • Jennifer F. Johnston said:

        Hey, I like to cook. I don’t like to cook normal stuff, either. At first I thought diabetes would hamper my love of entertaining, but after finding this book, I realize I was wrong. This is an easy read. The first half has great information on diabetes and diet. The second half has great recipes culled from restaurants all over the country. It certainly satisfies my enjoyment of cooking less “normal” recipes. And I can make my friends eat healthier without them really knowing it! The only thing that would make it better? More color photographs. Check out Diabetes for Dummies, too!
        Rating: 4 / 5

        • graciemoore@hotmail.com said:

          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.
          Rating: 5 / 5

          • J. Connor said:

            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.
            Rating: 5 / 5

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