Advanced Search
Current and Breaking News for Professionals, Consumers and Media

Click here to learn how to advertise on this site and for ad rates.

Diabetes Issues Author: Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN - Food and Nutrition Columnist - Last Updated: Sep 7, 2017 - 10:06:33 PM

The Diabetes Counter 5th Edition

By Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN - Food and Nutrition Columnist -
Jan 13, 2014 - 12:04:00 AM

Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Sign up for our Ezine
For Email Marketing you can trust

Email this article
 Printer friendly page

( - Celebrating more than 20 years in print with close to a million satisfied readers, the fifth edition of The Diabetes Counter is the best resource available for a person with diabetes. Whether you are newly diagnosed or trying to fine tune your management plan, the book will give you the tools needed to understand and manage diabetes. It will help you sort through the latest research providing accurate, current information on meal planning, carbohydrate counting, eating sugar, understanding fiber, and the value of the glycemic index.

The Diabetes Counter by Karen J. Nolan, PhD and Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN, provides calorie, carbohydrate, fiber, sugar and fat values for over 12,000 foods including generic, brand names, restaurant chains, and take-out choices. Now you can compare the values in your favorite foods and, when necessary, choose substitutes before you go out to shop or eat.

Every day, 5,200 new cases of diabetes are diagnosed in the U.S. There is no question that being diagnosed with diabetes is a jolt - emotionally, physically, and even socially. It is a condition that requires daily attention and modifications in how you lead your life. At first, most newly diagnosed people feel devastated. Having to change the way you eat, and being told to lose weight, exercise, and take medication is overwhelming. But, there is good news. Diabetes is a condition over which you have a great deal of control. And, the more control you exercise the healthier and more complication-free your life will be.

Since 1991 The Diabetes Counter has been helping people manage diabetes. It offers simple, practical, easy-to-use information to help understand and manage diabetes each day. The book is sprinkled with information boxes, tables, tips and tools for easy access to information you need.

The reader will find out:

  • How to count carbs - consistency in daily carb intake has been shown to be one of the best ways to control blood sugar levels.
  • Why sugar isn't off limits - calorie for calorie sugar raises blood sugar the same as eating bread, pasta or potatoes. Sugar is OK, you can enjoy moderate amounts.
  • How to select the best sugar substitutes -- all low calorie and no calorie sweeteners are sorted out to help you make the best choice.
  • Why fiber helps control blood sugar - it prevents insulin resistance which lowers your risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, yet less than 4% of Americans eat enough
  • How alcohol can fit into a healthy meal plan - drink responsibly. Light to moderate drinking can lower the risk for diabetes but heavy drinking increases the risk for prediabetes and diabetes.
  • How to manage prediabetes to lower the risk for type 2 diabetes - 79 million adults have prediabetes, blood sugar levels higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. Prevention is the key to preventing diabetes.
  • How to prevent insulin resistance to manage type 2 diabetes - healthy habits - eating well, being active, getting enough sleep and losing weight can prevent insulin resistance and keep blood sugar under control.
  • How to set up a healthy meal plan and live life to the fullest.

Knowledge is power - The more you know about diabetes, the better you can take care of yourself and the healthier you will be. The Diabetes Counter, 5th edition ( is a valuable resource to help you achieve your goals.

© NRH Nutrition Consultants, Inc.
Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN is a registered dietitian and the author of the nutrition counter series for Pocket Books with sales of more than 8.5 million books.

Look for:

The Diabetes Counter, 5th Ed., 2014

The Fat and Cholesterol Counter, 2014

The Most Complete Food Counter, 3rd ed., 2013

The Calorie Counter, 6th Ed., 2013

The Complete Food Counter, 4th ed., 2012

The Protein Counter, 3rd Ed., 2011

The Ultimate Carbohydrate Counter, 3rd Ed., 2010

The Healthy Wholefoods Counter, 2008

Your Complete Food Counter App:

For more information on Jo-Ann and her books, go to:


For advertising and promotion on, call Mike McCurdy: 877-634-9180 or [email protected] We have over 7,000 journalists as subscribers.


Top of Page

Diabetes Issues
Latest Headlines

+ A Look At Skinny Type 2 Diabetics
+ High Success Rate Reported for Diabetic Charcot Foot Surgery
+ Personalized Blood Sugar Goals Can Save Diabetes Patients Thousands
+ Kidney Disease Increases Risk of Diabetes
+ Advancing Technology Making Type 1 Diabetes Management Easier (VIDEO)
+ Continuous Glucose Monitors Warn of Low Blood Sugar Threat
+ Critical Link Between Obesity and Diabetes Identified
+ Can a Common Ingredient in Laundry Detergent Help Advance Diabetes Research?
+ Psoriasis Severity Linked to Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
+ Educate Don’t Amputate: Hospital Profits Versus Diabetes Prevention Study

Contact Us | Job Listings | Help | Site Map | About Us
Advertising Information | HND Press Release | Submit Information | Disclaimer

Site hosted by Sanchez Productions