Did you know that roughly 10% of the U.S. population has diabetes? It is the seventh leading cause of death in the country, with the total number of deaths from diabetes projected to rise by more than 50% in the next 10 years. Needless to say it is an epidemic that effects more people on a daily basis than we realize.
In fact, the medical community projects that by the year 2050, one in three Americans will have some form of diabetes
World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat that diabetes poses. For some people the disease is unavoidable, while others can take strategic steps, like controlling diet and exercise, to prevent the disease. Yes, the statistics are scary. But the good news is that there are many foundations, blogs, and, of course, books out there dedicated to keeping people informed and to providing support for those who suffer directly from the disease.
At Lulu.com, we are lucky enough to have some great titles right at our fingertips. Whether you have been personally touched by diabetes or if you are just looking for a way to learn more, here are a few books that may be just what you’re looking for.
The Bitter Sweet Life By Ruhi Kumar
15 Year old Ruhi has had diabetes since she was nine years old. This book illustrates the challenges and obstacles Type 1 diabetes brings to ones life, and how with motivation, dedication and proper treatment, it is in fact possible to lead a completely active and healthy life with diabetes.
Mommy Found A Lump By Nathalie Johnson, M.D. FACS
This color illustrated children’s book was designed to help parents explain what a family experiences as a mother goes through the treatment of breast cancer. It presents the process in a non threatening way.
By Mark Duffy
“Over 500 Delicious Diabetic Recipes” gives you an awesome collection of over 500 recipes! You’ll find recipes for things you may have thought you couldn’t have any more, like Fudge, Cakes and Cookies. Well the good news is you can still have all those things you just need some recipes that tell you how to make them!
Meg Crawford writes for the Lulu Blog – Archived