The Complete Diabetes Organizer: Your Guide to a Less Stressful and More Manageable Diabetes Life
GOLD MEDAL WINNER FOR HEALTH & WELLNESS
2014 LIVING NOW BOOK AWARDS
Is your lack of organization impacting your ability to effectively manage your diabetes? Do you run out of supplies and forget endocrinologist appointments? Do you find snacks in your pantry that expired sometime before the insulin pump was invented? Do you struggle to keep track of health-care invoices and payments? Do you succeed at keeping an active health journal for a week or two and then neglect it for a year or two?
It sounds like you could use The Complete Diabetes Organizer!
Within the pages of this book, diabetes educator Susan Weiner and organizing guru Leslie Josel provide you with dependable strategies and ideas designed to help streamline your diabetes care and simplify your life. From her distinguished career and experience in the fields of diabetes and dietetics, Susan Weiner brings helpful tips and tricks that are guaranteed to ease daily mechanics, promote improved nutrition, and relieve stress caused by disorder and confusion. Certified professional organizer and ADHD Specialist Leslie Josel applies her expertise to the topic of diabetes, with simple, surefire techniques that will allow you to disentangle yourself from the clutches of chronic disorganization.
The Complete Diabetes Organizer is your guidebook to maintaining your diabetes with less effort and more confidence, allowing you to focus on enjoying a healthier, stress-free life.
What People Are Saying...
"Susan and Leslie combine their respective powerful strengths into The Complete Diabetes Organizer, a must-read title for people with diabetes: one that focuses not on WHAT things to do when you live with diabetes, but on HOW to fit them into your busy lifestyle, how to make them work . From ideas on how to best store, plan for, and label things, every chapter is a treasure chest to help your blood sugars through lessened stress and better diabetes management . The book closes with a phenomenal Diabetes Travel Guide chapter. I highly recommend this title: there's lots you can learn in The Complete Diabetes Organizer regardless of how long you have had diabetes." -Manny Hernandez, TuDiabetes.org
"The Complete Diabetes Organizer is an indispensable resource as people journey through life with diabetes. Susan Weiner and Leslie Josel’s straightforward, practical tips will help eliminate disorganization, and enable balance, confidence, and integration of important life skills that can lead to success on the journey. Whether you are newly diagnosed and are struggling to establish a rhythm; are experienced with your condition but strive to improve your management; or are facing burnout, frustration, complications, or confusion; this book is for you. Read its words, write in its pages, and make it your guide." -Francine R. Kaufman, MD
"Managing diabetes can be daunting. The co-authors of this practical, interactive workbook Susan Weiner, a dietitian, and Leslie Josel, a professional organizer can help. The workbook covers setting goals, organizing supplies, and a diabetes-friendly kitchen,’ managing diabetes at work and at school and more. For diabetics, disorganization can be devastatingeven deadly. This book could be a lifesaver.” -Peggy Brown, Newsday
"I think that this book is an excellent read for anyone with any type of diabetes who is looking to find a way to make life less chaotic and frenetic. There are some excellent tips in this book for not just how to organize in terms of space or routines, but apps that you can use for both iPhone and Android based phones to help manage your diabetes, and tips on how to incorporate some of those necessary tasks to live a healthy life with diabetes into your daily life, and do it without added worry. I highly recommend this book, and think that it is an excellent addition to my diabetes library." -Aliza Zaleon
Having diabetes is a tough challenge. Being organized and motivated is the key to managing the disease and living a healthy life. This book helps with the organization, especially for someone who is newly diagnosed and overwhelmed. For someone who has been living with diabetes, some, if not most, of the information will seem obvious and second-nature. It's definitely a good place to start.
This is especially ideal for newly-diagnosed diabetics. Provides a lot of good information and encourages good journaling and logging of blood sugars, diet and exercise. Well worth the money for someone who is struggling to stay on track with all there is to face upon getting diagnosed with this complex disease.
The Complete Diabetes Organizer is easy to read, understand and implement its guidelines, making life easier, not just for individuals living with diabetes, but also for any person living with a goal to transform their overall health.
* They provide great tips that is easy enough for an eight year old to implement.
* They provide Website information for me to read at my convenience.
* I loved the up-to-date "Apps for the Kitchen" chart.
* I appreciated the blank pages where I am able to write my own comments.
* WOW, I did not know to store tomatoes, onions, avocados and garlic out of the refrigerator.
* Anyone can use the recipes and the pantry/spice lists to create healthy, balanced and great tasting meals for their family.
* I loved the tips provided for Traveling, Cooking and Shopping.
I highly recommend this easy to read yet extremely informative book, "The Complete Diabetes Organizer, Your Guide to a Less Stressful and More Manageable Diabetes Life." This book will help alleviate the stress of not only having diabetes, but learning how to "manage" this lifelong condition. The authors not only give numerous easy to follow guidelines reflecting their expertise, but they let us know how passionate they are to help the reader become more empowered and less stressed, thus helping improve the quality of the lives for those with diabetes and their families. Each chapter offers support and empathy, and especially very doable step by step suggestions taking into consideration the challenges we often face in our daily lives from raising children, work, travel, etc. I will recommend this book to clients with diabetes and their families - and to anyone who needs tips on organization and simplifying one's life, (yes, I have a copy!!) - there is even a section for those who have ADHD!. The organizational guidelines outlined in the "Diabetes Organizer" can be applied to many day to day situations and not just those challenged with diabetes. Following many of the guidelines in this book would act as a de-stressor and will help enhance the quality of your diabetes life!
This book is fantastic for getting your diabetes in proper documentation, etc. it is absolutely ESSENTIAL for any Insulin controlled diabetic who is traveling. An absolute treasure!
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