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Five great books for diabetics

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According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), more than 320,000 people in the Kansas City area are affected by diabetes. With a wide variety of potential complications as well as the stress and emotional aspects to deal with, it's important for people with diabetes to build a support system to help them cope. These five books are excellent choices for any diabetic's home library.

The Complete Guide to Diabetes – The name says it all. Published by the ADA, this book covers every imaginable aspect of diabetes. It's well designed and easy to use, and the information included will be valuable to long-term diabetics as well as those that are newly diagnosed.

Your First Year with Diabetes – Certified Diabetes Educator Theresa Garnero provides both detailed advice and useful tips to help people with diabetes learn to manage the condition.

Real-Life Guide to Diabetes – Recognizing that the perfect choice isn't always an option, this book offers tips, tricks and tools to live better with diabetes.

The Healthy Carb Diabetes Cookbook – Diabetes isn't just eliminating carbs, it's getting the right amounts of the right kind of carbs.

The Diabetes Seafood Cookbook – With 150 healthy recipes, even a seafood novice can prepare delicious and satisfying meals while sticking to a food management plan.

Are you looking for ways to help a friend, family member or co-worker with diabetes? Check out 21 Simple Things You Can Do To Help Someone With Diabetes, or take part in Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. The 2011 Kansas City Step Out to Stop Diabetes Walk will be on Saturday, September 24th at Their Park. Why not register today?

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