Cookbooks and Websites for People Who Have Diabetes

This handout provides a list of books and websites to help you access information about diabetes.

These resources are believed to be reliable and accurate at the time of publication. They should not be considered an endorsement of any information, service, product or company.

Cookbooks and Menu Planning Books

(Also look for other books by these authors.)

Canadian Diabetes Slow Cooker Recipes. Judith Finlayson and Barbara Selley. 2007.

Canada's 150 Best Diabetes Desserts. Barbara Selley. 2008.

Canada's 250 Essential Diabetes Recipes. Sharon Zeiler. 2011.

Canada's Best Cookbook for Kids with Diabetes. Colleen Bartley. 2005.

Canada's Diabetes Meals for Good Health: Includes Complete Meal Plans and 100 Recipes. Karen Graham. 2012.

Choice Menus: Cooking for One or Two. Majorie Hollands. 2011.

Complete Canadian Diabetes Cookbook. Katherine E. Younker. 2005.

The Complete Diabetes Guide for Type 2 Diabetes. Karen Graham. 2013.

Diabetes Comfort Food. Barbara Selley and Johanna Burkhard. 2006.

The Diabetes Prevention and Management Cookbook. Barbara Allan and Johanna Burkhard. 2013.


Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) - The CDA website has many handouts about healthy eating, meal planning and recipes. The CDA is a national association that provides education, supports research and raises awareness about diabetes.

The Glycemic Index - The Glycemic Index (GI) is a scale that orders carbohydrate-rich foods by how much those foods raise your blood sugar. This website describes how the GI works for people with diabetes, and recommends a variety of GI-related books.

Joslin Diabetes Centre - The Joslin Diabetes Centre website has lots of ideas for meal planning and cooking, and also includes information about emotional eating and portion control. The Joslin Diabetes Centre supports diabetes research and education.

Public Health Agency of Canada - Diabetes - This website provides information on how to prevent and live with diabetes as well as facts on diabetes in Canada. There is also a questionnaire to see if you are at risk of having pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes.

Last updated: December 2013

These resources are provided as sources of additional information believed to be reliable and accurate at the time of publication and should not be considered an endorsement of any information, service, product or company.

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