Book Reviews

I’m working to get all my book reviews in one place. Be patient as the links are updated. Thanks!

For your convenience, I’ve added all the books to a list on Amazon. You can visit the D-Mom Blog Amazon Book Store to purchase any of the books mentioned. Please note that links to Amazon are affiliate links. Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement. Please read the reviews for my opinions.

Diabetes Books

Diabetes Books – Parenting

Kids First, Diabetes Second by Leighann Calentine (review, purchase)

Life is Short, Laundry is Eternal by Scott Benner (review-coming soon, purchase)

Diabetes Care for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers: A Reassuring Guide by Jean Bertschart (Kids First Diabetes Second listed resource, purchase)

Diabetes Books – Management

Think Like a Pancreas: A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes with Insulin–Completely Revised and Updated by Gary Scheiner (review, purchase)

Until There is a Cure: The Latest and Greatest in Diabetes Self-Care by Gary Scheiner (review, purchase)*

Pumping Insulin by John Walsh (review-coming soon, purchase)

Thriving With Diabetes by Ginger Vieira (review-coming soon, purchase)

Balancing Diabetes by Kerri Sparling (review-coming soon, purchase)

Insulin Pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitoring: A User’s Guide to Effective Diabetes Management by Francine R. Kaufman, MD and Emily Westfall (review, purchase)

Your Diabetes Science Experiment by Ginger Vieira (review-coming soon, purchase)

Dealing with Diabetes Burnout by Ginger Vieira (review-coming soon, purchase)

Emotional Eating with Diabetes by Ginger Vieira (review, purchase)

Carb Counting

The CalorieKing Calorie, Fat & Carbohydrate Counter 2017: Pocket-Size Edition (Kids First Diabetes Second listed resource, purchase)

Ultimate Guide to Accurate Carb Count: Featuring the Tools and Techniques Used by the Experts by Gary Scheiner (Kids First Diabetes Second listed resource, purchase)

Diabetes Books – Memoirs & History

Breakthrough: Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Medical Miracle by Thea Cooper and Arthur Ainsberg (review, purchase)

Sugar Linings: Finding the Bright Side of Type 1 Diabetes by Sierra Sandison (review, purchase)

Islands and Insulin by Erin Spineto (review-coming soon, purchase)

Adventure On by Erin Spineto (review-coming soon, purchase)

Elle and Coach by Stefany Shaheen (review-coming soon, purchase)

My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor (review-coming soon, purchase)

Not Dead Yet: My Race Against Disease: From Diagnosis to Dominance by Phil Southerland and John Hanc (review, purchase)*

The Sugarless Plum: A Ballerina’s Triumph Over Diabetes by Zippora Karz (review-coming soon, purchase)

A Cure for Emma: One Mother’s Journey to Oz by Julie Colvin (review, purchase)

Diabetes Books – For Children

Ballerina Dreams by Zippora Karz (review-coming soon, purchase)

Even Superheroes Get Diabetes by Sue Ganz-Schmitt (review, purchase)

Taking Diabetes to School by Kim Gosselin (review-coming soon, purchase)

Caillou: Emma’s Extra Snacks (review-coming soon, purchase)

Diabetes Books – Humor

Finger Pricks: Small, Quick, and Only Slightly Painful by Haidee Soule Merritt (review-coming soon, purchase)

One Lump or Two: Things That Suck About Being Diabetic by Haidee Soule Merritt (review-coming soon, purchase)


The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson (review, purchase, highly recommend the audiobook)

My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares (review, purchase)

The Last Summer (of You and Me) by Ann Brashares (review, purchase)

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards (review, purchase)

In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez (review, purchase)

The Help by Kathryn Stockett (review, purchase)

Young Adult Fiction

Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez (review, purchase)



How To Raise an Adult: Break free of the overparenting trap and prepare your kid for success by Julie Lythcott-Haims (review, purchase)*


Bossypants by Tina Fey (review, purchase)

Yes Please by Amy Poehler (review, purchase)

When did I get like this? : the screamer, the worrier, the dinosaur-chicken-nugget-buyer, and other mothers I swore I’d never be by Amy Wilson (review, purchase)*

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