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Fall 2014 Theme: "Diabetes"

Professor Susie Kamath will present Wellness Lectures on Diabetes on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at noon-1pm and 6pm-7pm at Pike Hall @ the Central Park Campus (2200 W. University Drive in McKinney).

Each lecture is worth 2 points toward your total for the Wellness Team Challenge.
Each wellness book read equals 2 points toward your total for the Wellness Team Challenge.


If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Huang (


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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions about the Wellness Book Club

    Can I read more than one of those books on the approved list?  Yes, you can read one or more than one of the books on the list.  You get two wellness points for each book read.

    How were the books selected?  The books were selected based up availability at Collin College Libraries and surrounding public libraries, best seller’s lists, feedback from librarians; and reviews.

    Do I have to read the books on the list?  Yes.  

    If you have questions about the Wellness Book Club, please contact Lisa Huang (; 972.548.6734).  


    Selected Books

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    The African American Guide to Living Well with Diabetes - Tamara Jeffries (As told to); Constance Brown-Riggs
    Call Number: RC662 .B748 2010
    ISBN: 9781601631152
    Publication Date: 2010-07-20
    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.

    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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    Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition for Dummies - Consumer Dummies Staff; Alan L. Rubin; Toby Smithson
    Call Number: RC662 .S65 2014
    ISBN: 1118677536
    Publication Date: 2013-10-21
    Take the guesswork out of eating and preparing diabetes-friendly foods. This guide provides advice on managing your diabetes and maintaining optimal weight through meal plans and sound nutritional advice.

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    Diabetes - Mark Victor Hansen; Byron Hoogwerf; Jack L. Canfield
    Call Number: RC660.4 .D48 2006
    ISBN: 9780757304880
    Publication Date: 2006-02-28
    This new book in the successful Healthy Living formula - inspirational stories followed by positive, practical medical advice for caregivers and patients - addresses one of America's most frustrating and dangerous recurring conditions

    Diabetes isn't just an illness anymore: it is an epidemic in American society that has increasingly been explained as an outgrowth of our lifestyle choices. This book explains what causes diabetes, how to prevent it—especially how to prevent it in loved ones like husbands and children—and most importantly how to live well once you've developed the condition.

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    The Johns Hopkins Guide to Diabetes - Christopher D. Saudek; Richard R. Rubin; Thomas W. Donner
    Call Number: RC660 .J536 2014
    ISBN: 9781421411798
    Publication Date: 2014-03-20
    Living with diabetes is a balancing act of monitoring blood glucose, food intake, and medication. It makes sense that individuals who have diabetes do best when they understand their condition and how to control it.

    The Johns Hopkins Guide to Diabetes is a comprehensive and easy-to-read guide to this complex condition, answering questions such as: What are the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes? How are the different forms of this disease treated? Can gestational diabetes become a permanent condition? Can diabetes ever be managed successfully with diet and exercise alone?

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    The American Diabetes Association/JDRF Type 1 Diabetes Sourcebook - Anne L. Peters (Editor); Lori M. Laffel (Editor); Jane L. Chiang (Contribution by)
    Call Number: RC660.4 .A44 2013
    ISBN: 9781580404785
    Publication Date: 2013-03-29
    The aim of the Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) Sourcebook is to survey the existing landscape and compile an authoritative document that assesses the current state of Type 1 Diabetes and guides the practicing diabetes professional in providing state-of-the-art T1D care"--Provided by publisher (American Diabetes Association).

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    Diabetes Rising - Dan Hurley
    Call Number: RA645.D5 H87 2010
    ISBN: 9781607144588
    Publication Date: 2010-01-05
    “An important work...Well written, weaving personal stories, interviews with lead scientific researchers, and historical reviews to create an easy-to-read, complete look at the epidemic of diabetes.” —Journal of the American Medical Association

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    Prediabetes for Dummies - Consumer Dummies Staff; Alan L. Rubin
    Call Number: RC660.4 .R8 2010
    ISBN: 9780470523018
    Publication Date: 2009-12-02
    Summary: An estimated 60 million people in the United States have prediabetes, a condition that, if not addressed, can lead to serious long-term health problems. Learn the signs of this precursor to diabetes, and get easy-to-understand information about how it can be treated and reversed.

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    The Essential Diabetes Book - Mayo Clinic Staff; Maria Collazo-Clavell
    Call Number: RC660.4 .M39 2009
    ISBN: 9781603200493
    Publication Date: 2009-03-10
    The best weapon against diabetes is knowledge. This complete guide from the experts at Mayo Clinic provides essential advice and insights to help you successfully control your diabetes. You'll find the latest guidelines on diagnosis and management, as well as valuable self-care tips. You'll learn how diabetes can lead to heart and blood vessel disease and other serious complications, and you'll receive guidance on how to reduce these risks. Plus you'll learn about various types of insulin and medications, with summary charts for quick comparison

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    Diagnosis and Management of Type 2 Diabetes - Steven V. Edelman; Robert R. Henry
    Call Number: RC662.18 .E34 2011
    ISBN: 9781932610765
    Publication Date: 2011-07-01
    Practical management of type 2 diabetes is discussed from nonpharmacologic techniques to all available pharmacologic therapies. Current data and clinical trial results for oral agents are included, along with information on the available insulin and incretin hormone regimens. Guidance is provided on analyzing home glucose monitoring results.
    Clinical handbook incl. diagnosis, nutrition, ex- ercise, drug therapy, treatment algorithms, complications.

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    50 Things You Need to Know about Diabetes - Kathleen Stanley
    Call Number: RC660.4 .S73 2009
    ISBN: 9781580402835
    Publication Date: 2009-09-24
    Why make diabetes harder than it has to be? 50 Things You Need to Know About Diabetes explains what you need to know about diabetes care, eating right, and staying healthy. It cuts through the confusion, jargon, and conflicting information with lighthearted, simple advice on eating right, exercising, and staying healthy.

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    Diabetes Snacks, Treats, and Easy Eats - Barbara Grunes; Linda R. Yoakam (As told to)
    Call Number: RJ420.D5 G78 2010
    ISBN: 9781572841086
    Publication Date: 2003-09-09
    Like everyone else, people with type II diabetes don’t have much time to cook, don’t want to deal with "gourmet" recipes, and just want to eat their favorite dishes. They want to pop something in the oven, under the broiler, or on the gas grill, and eat what they like without worrying that it will be harmful to them. If they are kids (and the increase of diabetes among teens is alarming), they want to find some ready-to-munch snacks waiting for them.

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    The Smart Woman's Guide to Eating Right with Diabetes - Amy Stockwell Mercer
    Call Number: RC660.4 .M466 2013
    ISBN: 9781936303373
    Publication Date: 2012-12-11
    When diagnosed with diabetes the first thing a person asks is what food they can eat. This book educates people living with diabetes about different diets available in an informative, thoughtful and user-friendly way. This book really offers advice that will enable readers to find what works best for them.

    Each chapter focuses on a different type of diet such as: low carb, vegetarian, high carb/low fat, and more. Each offers solid research and the latest findings on these diets in Amy Stockwell's approachable voice. In depth profiles of type 1 and type 2 men and women who have had success with these diets are included as well as tips, "my favorite recipes," and personal advice. Factual information is provided from professional nutritionists, educators and endocrinologists.


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