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Recommended Reading

“Bight Spots and Landmines: The Diabetes guide I wish Someone Had Handed Me”

Written by Adam Brown, a senior editor at the website, a site which is a great resource on new developments affecting both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Adam was diagnosed with T1D in 2001, and with this book has written an acclaimed resource that is a practical guide on how to improve your diabetes control while maintaining a healthy mindset. Available from, or order via

Balancing Diabetes: Conversations About Finding Happiness and Living Well

Author: Kerri Sparling, 2014

When a person received a diagnosis of diabetes, he or she starts a process of adjusting and making sense of the new normal-living with a chronic disease. Diabetes Online Community Blogger, Kerri Sparling compiles strategies used by people with diabetes, and their caregivers to bring that elusive balance into their lives.

Pumping Insulin: Everything You Need To Succeed on an Insulin Pump

Author: John Walsh, Ruth Roberts, 2012

A comprehensive and practical guide to using insulin pumps to their full potential. John Walsh has extensive personal and professional experiences with all aspects of the insulin pumping. Highly recommended.

The Discovery of Insulin

Author: Michael Bliss, 1982/2007, University of Chicago Press

The discovery of insulin, and it’s development as a life saving treatment for type 1 Diabetes, was a sentinel event in modern medicine. Prior to that discovery, the diagnosis of Type 1 or juvenile onset diabetes amounted to a death sentence. Michael Bliss’s award winning account of the way that insulin was first isolated and used to treat people with type 1 diabetes contains many moving anecdotes about the first patients treated with insulin, and tells the story of the quirky research team that discovered and developed insulin as a life saving therapy, and the impact of that discovery on patients dying from diabetes. Anyone with type 1 Diabetes should read this book.

Diabesity: A Doctor and Her Patients on the Front Lines of the Diabetes-Obesity Epidemic

Author: Francine Kaufman MD, 2006

Explores the reasons for the explosion in the number of Americans afflicted with type 2 Diabetes, with a particular emphasis on dietary factors of the modern diet that promote weight gain, diabetes and obesity, and what we can do to change it.