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50 Secrets of the Longest Living People with Diabetes

50 Secrets of the Longest Living People with Diabetes
Marlowe & Company/Da Capo Books, 2007

Learn the secrets of people who have successfully overcome the rigors of diabetes (both type 1 and type 2) to live life well and (very) long!

Read an EXCERPT from this book's introduction.

Read a recent article in USA Today. about Dr. Sheri and the 50 Secrets book.

Read a recent article in US News & World Report about some of the individuals in the 50 Secrets book.

Hear Sheri Colberg's dLife podcast interview about this book and living long and well with dLife's Janis Roszler.

This book is the first to profile many of the longest living people with diabetes, their secrets, successes, and advice to others on how to live well and long despite diabetes--including Gladys Dull, living with diabetes since 1924, Bob Cleveland (1925), and his diabetic older brother Gerald Cleveland (75 years with diabetes), James W. Quander, the longest living black American with diabetes (over 80 years), and many more people with type 1 diabetes and some long-living people with type 2, too.

Written by Dr. Sheri Colberg, a PhD in exercse physiology and author of many books on fitness, exercise, aging, and diabetes and Dr. Steven V. Edelman, an endocrinologist who founded and directs the "Taking Control of Your Diabetes" nonprofit organization, this book embodies Dr. Colberg's and Dr. Edelman's professional and personal experience with living well with diabetes. With over 75 years of living with diabetes between them, they are success stories in themselves.

Reviews of 50 Secrets of the Longest Living People with Diabetes:

”Encouraging, informative, and easy to read... this is my kind of diabetes book! If nothing else, you'll be delighted to discover how many of the secrets you've already mastered.”
Amy Tenderich, Founder, DiabetesMine.com, and coauthor, Know Your Numbers, Outlive Your Diabetes


Read an excellent, full book review on Amy Tenderich's blog (diabetesmine.com).

”The advice that Sheri and Steve offer is excellent and will help everyone living with diabetes to live a better, healthier, and longer life. I would also say that much of their guidance would be well heeded by everyone, not just people with diabetes.”
Jeff Hitchcock, President & Founder, Children with Diabetes


”Camaraderie is truly what soothes the diabetic breast. As I'm reading read through this book, my neck is getting tired from the constant nodding and saying 'Yes! Yes! This is what it's all about!' Who knows more about living successfully with diabetes than the people who have done it for so many years. After I've soaked up every word, I might be willing to share it with my patients.”
Gary Scheiner, CDE, author, Think Like a Pancreas and The Ultimate Guide to Accurate Carb Counting


”Most books tell you what the authors think you should be doing about your diabetes. 50 Secrets of the Longest Living People with Diabetes tells you what long-lived people with diabetes actually are doing about their diabetes.Their stories are inspiring as well as instructive."”
Gretchen Becker, author, The First Year®-Type 2 Diabetes and Prediabetes


”I thoroughly enjoyed reading this publication by two of my favorite educators. Information about the inspiring individuals with diabetes was woven in with the fifty great secrets in a very entertaining and educational way. I endorse it to teach, train, and coach those of us with diabetes.”
Paula Harper, RN, CDE, Founder and President, Diabetes Exercise & Sports Association


”50 Secrets of the Longest Living People with Diabetes is full of inspiring examples. Dr. Sheri's early belief that she would suffer 'inevitable' consequences of her diabetes struck a particularly strong chord with me. Now that we have a plethora of blood glucose meters to help us control our diabetes, it's so 20th century and outdated for anyone to believe that we are inevitably doomed. The comparison of diabetes with other chronic diseases is such an apt one that I am somewhat chagrined that I never made it myself. Indeed, diabetes is treatable and is more and more treatable all the time, while many other chronic diseases are not. This is another of the excellent and positive points that these two authors make throughout this important book.”
David Mendosa, coauthor, The New Glucose Revolution What Makes My Blood Glucose Go Up.and Down?, and author, Losing Weight with Your Diabetes Medication


”While at the University of Michigan we developed the notion of 'patient empowerment' and 'taking control,' which Sheri Colberg and Steven Edeman have captured in a most elegant manner with case histories of people who have thrived for many years despite having diabetes. There is no greater eloquence than that expressed by patients themselves. The eloquence of Sir Thomas Sydenhaus describing an attack of guilt no doubt derived from patients' metaphors. Colberg and Edelman have nobly captured these.”
Aaron Vinik, MD, PhD, Director, Strelitz Diabetes Research Center


50 Secrets of the Longest Living People with Diabetes is the Can-Do-est diabetes book you'll ever read. Whatever your age, whatever your current physical and mental health, these vivid experiences of others who've successfully climbed the Diabetes Mountain will inspire you to get on top of the world yourself.”
June Biermann and Barbara Toohey, authors, The Diabetic's Total Health and Happiness Book


”John has had diabetes for over 50 years, so we totally enjoyed comparing our 'secrets' with other long-timers as well as learning some new tricks of the trade. Bravo to Sheri and Steve for telling the stories of those who face high risk and come out winners. We will pass their collected discoveries to others in our writing, speaking, and clinical care. 50 Secrets of the Longest Living People with Diabetes has our hearty recommendation for the inspiration it brings to everyone who desires a long and healthy life.”
John Walsh, PA, CDE, and Ruth Roberts, MA, authors of Pumping Insulin (4th ed.), other diabetes books, and www.diabetesnet.com


”Inspirational-and practical. A must read that can make a difference in your life.”
Richard N. Podell, M.D., Clinical Professor, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Available as part of the Marlowe Diabetes Library.

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