Synopses & Reviews
In order to live well with diabetes, you have to educate yourself on the science of food, and this book is your guide. It educates people living with diabetes about the various diets available in an informative, thoughtful and user-friendly way. Written by a woman with diabetes, for people living with diabetes, the book does not load the reader down with too much medical information, but rather lift readers up with tips and advice that will enable them to find what works best.
Each chapter focuses on a different type of diets such as: low carb, vegetarian, high carb/low fat, and more. Within each chapter, readers find solid research and the latest findings on these particular diets in a user-friendly and approachable voice. Each chapter includes in depth profiles of type 1 and type 2 men and women who have had success with these diets as well as tips, "my favorite recipes," and personal advice. Factual information is provided from interviews with professional nutritionists, educators and endocrinologists.
About the Author
Amy Stockwell Mercer is a freelance writer in Charleston, SC. She graduated with her MFA in nonfiction writing from Queens University in Charlotte, NC. Her writing has appeared in skirt! Magazine
, Literary Mama
, Cup of Comfort For Writers
, Chicken Soup for the Power Moms Soul
, Art Magazine
, The City Paper
, Charleston Style and Design
, Diabetes Health
, and Diabetes Forecast
. Amy is the Blog Editor and Chronic Mama Columnist for Literary Mama
, and blogs about living with diabetes at Dreaming About Water Amy has lived with type 1 Diabetes for 25 years.