Since this whole month is devoted to diabetes (ironic since it falls during the same month where people generally eat more than at any other time), I thought I’d remind you all of my book, 21 Simple Things You Can Do To Help Someone With Diabetes, which talks about the etiquette of diabetes. If you’re a diabetic, you know what I’m talking about here.
People that mean well but comment on the food on your plate, make inaccurate statements about diabetes, or maybe even just continually make comments that bug you, get them this book! I wrote it from experience and have received some wonderful reviews. Here are a couple from Amazon:
Often writers say if they can touch just one life or change one person for the better by telling their story, that their mission is accomplished. Cherie Burbach hasn’t used those precise words; instead she says that “21 Simple Things You Can Do To Help Someone with Diabetes will point you in the right direction so you can truly support your diabetic friend.” Her book has pointed me in the direction and I suspect has changed my life too–at least part of it. ~ more
So many people don’t understand what is ok and what is not ok for a diabetic to eat. Most think that they only need to stay away from desserts or other sugary foods. That isn’t the case by a long shot. Some can’t eat potatoes without their sugar going sky high. Others can’t drink juice. It’s very complicated and everyone is different. Then at times their blood sugar goes to low, and they need to eat something sweet.
This is an excellent book for anyone who has, or knows someone with diabetes. It’s only 76 pages and takes under a half hour to read. I think anyone connected with diabetes in any way should read this book. ~ more
There are many people that you go to school or work with may have diabetes. You can never know what they are going through and sometimes you do not support them when they need it. Cherie’s book is just what the Dr. ordered. I have a friend who is a diabetic and she has gone through some rough times. She has been on insulin since she was two years old and she is now sixteen. She often mentions to me that no one “gets it”. I thought I understood her feelings,until I read this handy little book. The twenty one tips are concise and easy to read. ~ more
I wish 21 Simple Things had been around when she was newly diagnosed. I would have given it to relatives, teachers, coaches, etc. I think it would be an excellent resource for people who have someone in their life who is living with diabetes. I also think diabetes clinics should have it on hand for the newly-diagnosed and their families. ~ more