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

This week has been all about diabetes, and why not many people are diagnosed with diabetes every year. Sometimes a person has had diabetes for over half their life before they even find out. Others get pregnancy diabetes and some are born with it. Did you know there have roughly been about 70,0oo deaths that were from diabetes?

First I asked each of you about your own experiences with the sometimes deadly disease. Have you ever known anyone that was diagnosed with diabetes? Ever know someone that died from it? I recently did an interview with author, Cherie Burbach. Why? Cherie sent me a copy of her newest book, “21 Simple Things You Can Do To Help Someone With Diabetes to review. I want to state that not only did I like the book but I recommend it to anyone that might know someone that has diabetes. I also recommend those that have diabetes to read it, as I know many like to read about other people’s experiences with something.

21 Simple Things You Can Do To Help Someone With Diabetes will give you tips on learning more about the way a diabetic might feel, things they deal with, and the rumors that aren’t always true.  The book is easy to read and makes you feel like she’s right there in front of you telling the story herself, it isn’t full of technical jargon that you don’t understand. Cherie starts immediately telling readers that the book is there to help them understand diabetes more.  Much of Cherie’s book is based on her own knowledge, which to me means a lot more than going and finding information from a doctor’s office. Cherie talks about instances that have occurred in her own life and how she dealt with each one.

Example: Cherie had a co-worker that knew she had diabetes, when she went to eat at an event the co-worker was watching what Cherie was eating and made the comment she should be more careful with what she took in. Never once had the co-worker asked her about how Cherie’s blood sugars had been or any of that.

Cherie will talk about blood sugar levels and when to watch out for an attack, how insulin is not a cure-all, and much more. I always thought blood sugar was the lack of sugar but it can actually dip up or down depending on what is going on in life, such as stress/exercise and being sick.  My dad was actually very ill right before we found out he had diabetes so this actually makes more sense to me.  She will teach you how not to treat someone with diabetes and other ways you can help them. By helping she doesn’t mean to jump down their throat the minute they have a piece of candy, but to support them.  If you know someone with diabetes or are a diabetic yourself read this book and possibly share it with someone you know.

You can purchase “21 Simple Things You Can Do To Help Someone With Diabetesat Amazon by clicking the link.

Others books by Cherie you may like (not related to Diabetes)

Disclosure: There may be some affiliate links in this post, if you click on them I might get a few cents. I was sent the book mentioned above for doing the review. No monetary compensation was sent my way.

30 thoughts on “21 Simple Things You Can Do To Help Someone With Diabetes Review

  1. Michelle Hamor Smith says:

    My friend Butch had diabetes. Unfortunately, he died due to complications from his Diabetes.

  2. Thanks for the great review! I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment on my book.

  3. I have Type II diabetes – diagnosed in 1992.

  4. shannon Baas says:

    My aunt has it.



  6. Linda White says:

    My husband MIL and mother all have diabestes!

  7. sheila k. says:

    my friend sharon has lost a foot and her kidneys due to diabetes. my father died of complications of unchecked diabetes.

  8. My husband has Type II diabetes and was just recently diagnosed. Since I prepare all meals and do almost all the shopping I want to see what I can do to help him. Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. EMMA L HORTON says:


  10. Brent Dotson says:

    I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2000. I am on two types of insulin

  11. Nicole May says:

    My big sister has diabetes.

  12. My mother and mother-in-law are both diabetic.

  13. My mother and my uncle both have it.

  14. My husband has just been diagnosed with diabetes. I could really use this book! He’s scared to death because his mother died due to complications from diabetes.

  15. My boyfriend has diabetes and so does my stepdad.
    smchester at gmail dot com

  16. Donna Timmerman says:

    I have type II Diabetes

  17. tina reynolds says:

    My dad has diabetes, and I have gestational diabetes I have had it with all of my pregnancys

  18. Angela Winesburg says:

    My mom has diabetes, thanks!

  19. my uncle and my friends mom have diabetes

  20. Melissa B. says:

    My grandfather had it. Now my family members think they might get it as well.

  21. Ed Nemmers says:

    My Dad!

  22. My MIL

  23. my dad

  24. susan smoaks says:

    my grandma has diabetes

  25. Lily Kwan says:

    I have a friend who has diabetes.

  26. Lily Kwan says:

    One thing I’ve heard about diabetes is that you have to be careful about what you eat.

  27. I’m diabetic

  28. kay wolter says:

    My Husband of 22 years and I still struggle on how I can help Him and not be the nagging Wife….He is over 40 pounds overweight and I have Diabetes in My Family and I need to lose 50 pounds and get serious….and get rid of all the sugar I eat…thank you pick Me please

  29. mary teneyck says:

    this is one book I’d love 2 know all about since they’re are 5 of us in this household who’d are all diabetic here! please put us in 4 it, thanks

  30. Congratulations to Mary M, you won the giveaway.

    My husband has just been diagnosed with diabetes. I could really use this book! He’s scared to death because his mother died due to complications from diabetes.

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