The African American Guide to Living Well with Diabetes

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New Page Books, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 256 pages
The book received the Favorably Reviewed designation from the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). The designation of Favorably Reviewed by AADE assures health professionals that the educational content of the book has been carefully evaluated by representatives of a variety of health professions based on set guidelines.

More than 4 million African Americans have diabetes; thousands more have pre-diabetes or are at risk for the condition. But in 21 years as a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, Constance Brown-Riggs found few books that even vaguely addressed the unique health concerns of this population.

This comprehensive guide includes:
  • The latest medical treatments for diabetes-medications, insulin therapies, blood glucose monitors, plus the pros and cons of supplements, herbs, and alternative diets.
  • What you can't eat - and what you can.
  • Dozens of mouthwatering Caribbean and soul food recipes, with a two-week menu plan.

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About the author (2010)

Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN-an award winning registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, and national spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association--is the author of Eating Soulfully and Healthfully with Diabetes and creator of the Diabetes Soul Food Pyramid. Her work has appeared in books for health professionals and healthcare consumers. She has been a featured expert in national magazines such as Essence, Real Health and Diabetic Cooking. Visit her Website at eatingsoulfully.com.
Tamara Jeffries, former executive editor of Essence magazine, has contributed articles to Redbook, Parenting, Health, Heart & Soul, and other national publications. She is currently an assistant professor of journalism at Bennett College for Women in North Carolina.

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