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November is Diabetes Month

An interesting reading list – books on Diabetes and nutrition

 

Diabetes in adults

Author: Meltzer, Sara

Format: Braille

Summary: For most people, a diagnosis is an unwelcome and overwhelming shock, meaning lifestyle changes and potentially difficult complications in the long run. However, a role can be played in delaying  or even preventing such complications. Complete with useful side bars and real life stories, this guide presents easy to understand information to help anyone with diabetes learn about the disease and how to deal with it.

Your first year with diabetes: what to do month by month

Author: Garnero, Theresa

Format: Audio

Summary: A 12 months plan to surviving diabetes. The most frightening moment for most people with diabetes is when they are first diagnosed. They are filled with questions: What can I eat? What should I do? Is there a plan for me to follow? While some people get a plan from their doctor, most people do not. Your First Year with Diabetes is the plan for everyone. It walks you step-by-step through a first-30-days survival plan, then shows a month-by-month program for what comes next. Everything from a basic explanation of diabetes, what you can eat right away, and instructions on how to check glucose to a deeper knowledge about diabetes nutrition, avoiding complications, and better management. Your First Year with Diabetes also anticipates and explains problems such as depression, illnesses, and needing to lose weight.

Meals for good health

Author: Graham, Karen

Format: Braille

Summary: This book is a one of a kind book that features a month of meals. Written in an easy to read format, the low calorie meal plans are tasty, nutritious and easy to make.

Nutrition and your future

Author: Crockett, Kyle A.

Format: Audio

Summary: Nutrition can be complicated. How do you know what foods are healthy and what aren’t? how much should you eat? Does the way you eat today really shape your life in the future? The food choices you make today can have a big impact on your life 10, 25, or even 50 years from now. In nutrition and your future find out how your decisions about food and nutrition are important to your health in the future and how you can be healthy for life by making good choices now.

Beyond  the basics: meal planning for healthy eating, diabetes prevention and management

Author: Canadian Diabetes Association

Format: Braille

Summary: The goal of this guide is to help the diabetic include a variety of foods in their meals and promote good diabetes management. It is also of use to anyone wanting to improve their eating habits. Includes information about meal planning, multicultural foods and an emphasis on items that are higher in fibre, vitamins, minerals and lower in fat.

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Update on the new Library Management System:

The teams from Universal Knowledge Software (UKS) and SALB are busy finalising the outstanding modules and the system should be up and running tentatively by end October 2018.

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