Thursday, April 8, 2010

21 Simple Things You Can Do To Help Someone With Diabetes: Book Review

About The Book:

Why should non-diabetics get informed?  Because as much as we know about diabetes treatment today, the support from our family and friends still plays a part in how healthy we are. An understanding approach from someone who cares means everything to us. Your diabetic friend or relative counts on you to be the person in their life that “gets it” when no one else does. This book will tell you what you can do to help. Things like what you should (and shouldn’t) say, what you should learn to truly be supportive, and even how you can help in the fight for a cure. 21 Things You Can Do To Help Someone With Diabetes will point you in the right direction so you can truly support your diabetic friend.

About The Author:

Cherie Burbach is an author, blogger, poet, crocheter, and geek.  She loves football and is obsessed with anything having to do with the Green Bay Packers or Tudor history. A passionate diabetes advocate, Cherie has written the book, 21 Simple Things You Can Do To Help Someone With Diabetes. 

Cherie used her experience with meeting her husband online to pen At the Coffee Shop, a humorous look at the world of Internet dating. Cherie went on over 60 coffee dates in just six months. She met lots of great people and one of those turned out to be the guy she would marry just one year later. Cherie’s new dating book, Internet Dating is Not Like Ordering a Pizza is available now. 

She is a staff writer for b5media, and also the author of three poetry books, including A New Dish and The Difference Now.  Her latest, Father’s Eyes, has received the 2008 Editor’s Choice Award by Allbooks Review.

Readers have resonated with Cherie’s honest and inspirational ”This I Believe” essay, which is the second-most popular out of over 40,000 entries on the NPR website. For more information, please visit Cherie’s website,, her personal blogs, or follow her on Twitter:

My Review:

I loved this book. As a newly diagnosed diabetic (Jan 2010) I related to everything in this book! This little (and at 76 pages, it is small) book packs a ton of information! Burbach starts the book off with basics about Diabetes and then goes into "mythbusting" some common thoughts from non-diabetics about diabetes.

As I read this book, it amazed me to see how much I have already heard some of these myths (like being overweight causes it, which Burbach state is not the case in all people, but can be a risk factor) and the comments like, "I wish I did not have to eat sugar, then I would lose so much weight", or the reminders of all the complications that could happen. I really do not need to hear all this, I am well aware of it all.

I am so glad that Cherie Burbach has written this book so that non-diabetic family and friends will gain a much better understanding of the disease and how to support a person with diabetes. It is very easy to read, well-written and a quick read!  If you, or anyone in your family, is dealing with Diabetes, this book is a must-read!

I highly recommend it and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase 21 Things You Can Do To Help Someone With Diabetes by Cherie Burbach online through and

***Thank you to the author, Cherie Burbach and Dorothy at Pump Up Your Book Promotions for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review on this blog***

1 comment:

  1. I'm so happy you enjoyed the book! Thanks for taking the time to read it and sharing your experience as well. I wish you much good health and well wishes!