Even though there is so much information available online about diabetes, diabetic books remain prolific. There are over 2000 diabetic books available for purchase, although much of the information in many of them over a couple of years old may be outdated. If you are one of the millions of people living with diabetes, it might be handy to have a couple of reference diabetic books in the house should the need arise for quick reference in an emergency situation. And the American Diabetes Society offers many free diabetic books that are useful. There are many excellent e books on managing diabetes that are worthwhile as well. If you decide to buy reference diabetic books, be sure to review them online first to be sure you are spending your money wisely.


What Kind of Diabetic Books Are Most Useful?


Probably the most useful diabetic books to have in your home are diabetic recipe books. Keeping a few good diabetic cook books in the kitchen will help you come up with new dinner ideas while still keeping your diet a healthy one for you. Electronic diabetic cook books or diabetic recipe books that can be stored on a mobile device can come in handy at the grocery store so you can buy ingredients that can be used to make a healthy meal. There are many free diabetic recipe books that can be downloaded and carried on your smart phone for convenient access while shopping.

Diabetic log books are also a good use of your money. They are usually very inexpensive but a good book or journal can be key to controlling your diabetes and can be a vital component of your medical overall plan. Taking your journal with you to the doctor can be a valuable source of information for review and to help with any medicine adjustments that you may need. Keeping a good record of your sugar levels, your test results, your diet, and activities can give you insight into what is working and what isn’t.  There are even free diabetic log books you can download and print yourself. Put the pages into a loose-leaf binder and you have one of the most valuable of all diabetic books at a very minimal cost.

Sites like Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com can help you find the most popular diabetic books currently available and the reader reviews on the site will help you evaluate whether or not the book will be useful to you. Diabetic cooking books are very popular and you’ll be able to see if other diabetic patients have found the recipes worthwhile or not. And a quick search online for free diabetic cook books will bring back hundreds of matches. These will generally be small books with only a few good recipes in them, but if you get enough of them you can cut and paste the recipes you like to make your own book of favorite recipes.