Item description for Betty Crocker's Diabetes Cookbook: Everyday Meals, Easy as 1-2-3 by Richard M. Bergenstal, Diane M. Reader & Maureen Doran...
Overview Presents a collection of easy-to-prepare recipes for diabetics, in a cookbook that features the Carbohydrate Choices approach to meal planning, as well as nutrition tips and advice on coping with the disease.
Publishers Description At last! This special cookbook puts flavor and choice back on the menu for people with diabetes and their families Betty Crocker, America's most trusted friend in the kitchen, has teamed up with the International Diabetes Center (IDC)--one of the leading medical centers--to create an indispensable source of easy-to-make recipes and up-to-the-minute food and nutrition information for the growing numbers of people who have diabetes, more than 15 million of them. Here is the first cookbook to include recipes featuring Carbohydrate Choices--the new, simplified approach to meal planning recommended by the American Diabetes Association. For people who find diet exchanges too hard, too limiting or too much work, this new method is a real breakthrough. Each of the book's 140 recipes shows the number of Carbohydrate Choices per serving, so that planning the rest of the meal is easy. From Old-Time Beef and Vegetable Stew to Creamy Vanilla-Caramel Cheesecake, the recipes are made with everyday ingredients, including sugar. No food groups or ingredients are left out, so there's no need for anyone to feel deprived or restricted to a special diet. Food exchanges are also included, making it easy for those who still count calories. Betty Crocker's Diabetes Cookbook is also packed with expert medical and nutrition tips from Dr. Richard Bergenstal, an endocrinologist and diabetes doctor, and two registered nurses--invaluable for the newly diagnosed as well as for those who have been coping with diabetes for years. Throughout the book, real-life advice from people who have diabetes offers inspiration and great ideas on dealing with this chronic disease. When it comes to eating and living with diabetes, people need guidance and advice they can trust.
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Studio: Betty Crocker
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.4" Width: 9.4" Height: 0.81" Weight: 2.49 lbs.
Release Date Mar 7, 2003
Publisher Betty Crocker
ISBN 0764567047 ISBN13 9780764567049 UPC 785555110311
Availability 0 units.
More About Richard M. Bergenstal, Diane M. Reader & Maureen Doran
Richard M. Bergenstal, M.D., executive director of the International Diabetes Center, is an endocrinologist at Park Nicollet Clinic in Minneapolis, and clinical professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota. He did his medical and endocrine training at the University of Chicago, where he was a member of the faculty before joining the International Diabetes Center's renowned patient-centered care team. He has served as a principal investigator in key research studies in type 1 and type 2 diabetes, defining the importance of good blood glucose control in preventing the complications of diabetes. Diane Reader, R.D., L.D., is a certified diabetes educator and manager of professional training at the International Diabetes Center. She is the author of numerous patient-education and professional publications on nutrition and diabetes. Reader graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Food Science and Nutrition. As a registered dietitian, she has taught and counseled thousands of patients with all types of diabetes on how to change their eating habits to improve their blood glucose control. Maureen Doran, R.D., L.D., is a consultant on nutrition and health promotion and maintains a clinical nutrition practice in Minneapolis. Her expertise is in weight management, heart disease and diabetes. She is passionate about finding enjoyable food choices that help people maintain optimal health. With two siblings and a parent living with diabetes, her experience with diabetes also includes being a supportive family member.
Richard M. Bergenstal currently resides in the state of Minnesota. Richard M. Bergenstal has an academic affiliation as follows - Park Nicollet Clinic, USA International Diabetes Center, USA Internati.
Reviews - What do customers think about Betty Crocker's Diabetes Cookbook: Everyday Meals, Easy as 1-2-3?
Great CookBook Apr 14, 2008
I was very happy with this cookbook. The recipe are simple and made with REAL food.
I haven't used it yet. Apr 9, 2008
Upon opening it, it looks interesting. However, I have not used it yet. Try me back in 6 months.
cooking healthy Mar 30, 2008
Loving the cookbook so far. There was concern that I was diabetic so I bought this book to get some ideas for diabetic recipes. I found out I am not diabetic but the recipes are great for anyone. They are healthy and flavorful and a big plus is that my family enjoys them! Thanks for a great cookbook.
This cookbook is dangerous for diabetics Feb 25, 2008
I received this cookbook as a gift so I can't offend the giver, but it is by far one of the worst cookbooks that a diabetic could possibly use. Not that it isn't pretty, and not that it doesn't contain many luscious looking dishes, but almost every recipe calls for either sugar or flour or other sugary or starchy ingredients - all catagories included, not just desserts - none of which a diabetic should ever eat. The somewhat confusing use of 'carbohydrate choices' is further dangerous, because one - and only one - 'carb choice' is worth 15 grams of actual carb and by combining several foods from this book into a single meal plan, one will be way over the limit for safety. The menu plans in the back of the book prove this - add up the number of carbohydrate choices in any one day's meal plan, and you get between 15 and 17 carb choices. Multiply that by 15 and you are looking at nearly 300 grams of carb a day. What people don't realize (because they have not been told by doctors and 'diabetes educators' who do not for some reason, continue their education in metabolism) is that the word SUGAR should be substituted for any carbohydrate. In fact, The American Diabetes Association is still using decades-old protocols which encourage huge amounts of carbs in a 'diabetic diet' that invariably fails to manage the disease. A safe and sensible diet for a diabetic either on or off insulin, must restrict sugar and starch of any kind because within minutes of hitting the bloodstream it all turns to pure glucose and out of control insulin production - the cause of diabetes. Feeding yourself more sugar only hastens complications, and they can be very bad indeed. Virtually all good low carbohydrate diets restrict carbs (sugar!) to 50 or less per day - not 50 'choices' but 50 actual carbs. I myself, a diabetic, cannot tolerate more than 30 or 40 carbs a day to maintain decent blood glucose control, and less is better if I can do it. When a disease such as this has the potential to rob one of their eyesight, kidneys, limbs, and life itself if not properly managed - it is ludicrous to demand that one be allowed daily potatoes and pastas and cereals and sugary desserts. Anyone wishing to help themselves try and maintain safe blood glucose levels before it's too late should instead purchase 'Dr. Bernstein's Diabetic Solution' - a Type 1 diabetic himself, he has helped millions prolong their lives with proper diet. He doesn't sell anything, he doesn't do anything but be virtually the best diabetes doctor in this country. Another extremely informative and widely respected book is 'Good Calories' Bad Calories' by Gary Taubes. Other resources are all over the internet. One's life is worth the effort to do the research.
Better Recipes on Internet for Free Feb 14, 2008
I waited anxiously for the cookbook to arrive and I was extremely disappointed when it did. I did not find a single recipe I will ever use for my family. I have found extremely good recipes free on the internet and will continue to use the internet as a source for tasty healthy recipes rather than this book.