Synopses & Reviews
Written by two successful and down-to-earth women living with diabetes, A Woman's Guide to Diabetes offers frank discussions about the unique issues that women with all types of diabetes face, both personally and with family and friends. New topics are introduced and explored through the personal journeys and experiences of Brandy Barnes and Natalie Strand, who were both diagnosed with diabetes during their teenage years. Topics include mental and physical wellness, the role of hormones at different stages and events in a woman's life, sexuality, relationships, exercise and athleticism, travel, and careers. A Woman's Guide to Diabetes offers an open, honest, and complete resource to help women with diabetes understand their unique experiences and opportunities.
"[A Woman's Guide to Diabetes
] offers a look into
living with diabetes and reinforces the strong bonds of sisterhood that exist for all women who face the challenge of juggling the demands of managing diabetes."
Anne Peters, MD, Director, USC Clinical Diabetes Program
[A]n inspirational experience! I hope it reaches not only the patients and families for whom it is intended, but also their caregivers."
Susan Braithwaite, MD
[A] much-needed tool in my self-care arsenal. It addresses so many questions that some women may feel uneasy bringing up with their health care team, making it a terrific resource and a source of empowerment for women with diabetes and their loved ones."
Kerri Sparling, author of Balancing Diabetes
About the Author
Brandy Barnes is the founder and CEO of Diabetes Sisters, one the fastest-growing online communities for women with diabetes. She lives in Durham, NC. A board-certified anesthesiologist and assistant professor of Clinical Anesthesiology at the University of Southern California, Natalie Strand received her M.D. from the Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic. The winner of CBS' The Amazing Race, she lives in Pacific Palisades, CA.