African American Guide to Living Well with Diabetes

Written by on January 3, 2021

“Covers the basics of food, exercise and medicine, but highlights two things not often found in diabetes books: soul food and spirit.”—A Sweet Life
 
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.  
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.
 
“Shares a wealth of information about diabetes that has been specifically tailored for African Americans, in a down to earth fashion, and emphasizes the important interrelationships of spiritual health, mental health, and physical health.”—Norma J. Goodwin, M.D., founder, president and CEO, Health Power for Minorities

“Connie Brown-Riggs’s . . . culturally appropriate messages are an extraordinary benefit to African Americans, particularly women, who are often not fully aware of the lifestyle changes they can and should make to prevent diabetes and improve their health and that of their families.”—Wendy C. Brawley, publisher and CEO, IMARA Woman Magazine

By Constance Brown-Riggs & Tamara Jeffries

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