Betty Crocker's Diabetes Cookbook: Everyday Meals, Easy as 1-2-3

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Wiley, Mar 7, 2003 - Cooking - 256 pages
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At last! This special cookbook puts flavor and choice back on the menu for people with diabetes and their families
Betty Crocker, America's most trusted friend in the kitchen, has teamed up with the International Diabetes Center (IDC)--one of the leading medical centers--to create an indispensable source of easy-to-make recipes and up-to-the-minute food and nutrition information for the growing numbers of people who have diabetes, more than 15 million of them.
Here is the first cookbook to include recipes featuring Carbohydrate Choices--the new, simplified approach to meal planning recommended by the American Diabetes Association. For people who find diet exchanges too hard, too limiting or too much work, this new method is a real breakthrough. Each of the book's 140 recipes shows the number of Carbohydrate Choices per serving, so that planning the rest of the meal is easy. From Old-Time Beef and Vegetable Stew to Creamy Vanilla-Caramel Cheesecake, the recipes are made with everyday ingredients, including sugar. No food groups or ingredients are left out, so there's no need for anyone to feel deprived or restricted to a special diet. Food exchanges are also included, making it easy for those who still count calories.
Betty Crocker's Diabetes Cookbook is also packed with expert medical and nutrition tips from Dr. Richard Bergenstal, an endocrinologist and diabetes doctor, and two registered nurses--invaluable for the newly diagnosed as well as for those who have been coping with diabetes for years. Throughout the book, real-life advice from people who have diabetes offers inspiration and great ideas on dealing with this chronic disease. When it comes to eating and living with diabetes, people need guidance and advice they can trust.

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User Review  - mish12 -

Bought as a gift for my mom. Some great recipes Read full review


User Review  - Dennis F. F. -

Loved and learned a lot from this book. Read full review

About the author (2003)

Richard M. Bergenstal, M.D., executive director of the International Diabetes Center, is an endocrinologist at Park Nicollet Clinic in Minneapolis, and clinical professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota. He did his medical and endocrine training at the University of Chicago, where he was a member of the faculty before joining the International Diabetes Center's renowned patient-centered care team. He has served as a principal investigator in key research studies in type 1 and type 2 diabetes, defining the importance of good blood glucose control in preventing the complications of diabetes.
Diane Reader, R.D., L.D., is a certified diabetes educator and manager of professional training at the International Diabetes Center. She is the author of numerous patient-education and professional publications on nutrition and diabetes. Reader graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Food Science and Nutrition. As a registered dietitian, she has taught and counseled thousands of patients with all types of diabetes on how to change their eating habits to improve their blood glucose control.
Maureen Doran, R.D., L.D., is a consultant on nutrition and health promotion and maintains a clinical nutrition practice in Minneapolis. Her expertise is in weight management, heart disease and diabetes. She is passionate about finding enjoyable food choices that help people maintain optimal health. With two siblings and a parent living with diabetes, her experience with diabetes also includes being a supportive family member.

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