Learning to cook for diabetics is not an impossible task. Not only can one find simple guidelines for this, but it is also possible to buy any of a range of diabetic cookbooks.

Diabetic cookbooks are like other cookbooks: they are written for different audiences. Hence, they cater to a variety of tastes. It shouldn’t be hard to find diabetic cookbooks that cater to people who identify with particular cultures. These cookbooks help to ensure that they can prepare the foods they have come to love with minimal sugar and fat. One such cookbook is Amy Riolo’s The Mediterranean Diabetes Cookbook, which includes dishes from Lebanon, Turkey, Tunisia, Italy and other nations on the Mediterranean Sea. When fresh ingredients are used in the preparation of these dishes, they are both delicious and healthy to eat. It also helps that staples such as olive oil are used in much Mediterranean cuisine. Olive oil is the healthy cooking alternative for diabetics.

The New Soul Food Cookbook for People with Diabetes, by Roeniece Weaver and Fabiola D. Gaines, is yet another culturally-specific cookbook. It caters to those who have a taste for soul food, African American cuisine from the U.S. South. Soul food is notorious for being delicious, but high in fat and sugar. Hence, this cookbook is a welcome relief for those who want to carry on in the Southern culinary tradition without putting their health at risk.


The Best Diabetic Cookbooks


It would be challenging to come up with a simple list of the best diabetic cookbooks for a couple of reasons, the first one being that one would first have to review countless diabetic cookbooks in print. Secondly, one would have to come up with a specific set of criteria to determine what “best” meant. It goes without saying that different diabetic patients have different dietary needs and preferences, and that a cookbook that worked best for one of them could be terrible for another. For instance, the American Diabetes Association’s Month of Meals: Vegetarian Pleasures would work better for a vegetarian than would Barbara Seelig-Brown’s The Diabetes Seafood Cookbook. Thus, it is safe to conclude that, in the categorization of diabetic cookbooks, “best” is a relative term.

If you are interested in searching for some suitable diabetic cookbooks, online bookstores or ecommerce sites are good places to start. Simple searches for terms like “diabetes cookbook” or “diabetic cookbook” on such sites will quickly lead you to their Health or Cooking sections, where you can peruse through a list of cookbooks for diabetics.


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