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Diabetes month: Library can provide books on disease

According to the American Diabetes Association’s 2011 Diabetes Fact Sheet, 25.8 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes, and another 79 million have pre-diabetes. 

The association’s recent estimates project that as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes in 2050 unless we take steps to stop diabetes.  November is American Diabetes Month, and the staff here at your library would like to raise awareness by highlighting library materials.   

“The Blood Sugar Solution: the Ultrahealthy Program for Losing Weight, Preventing Disease and Feeling Great Now!,” by Mark Hyman.  In the blood sugar solution, Dr. Mark Hyman reveals that the secret solution to losing weight and preventing not just diabetes but also heart disease, stroke, dementia, and cancer is balanced insulin levels.

Dr. Hyman describes the seven keys to achieving wellness-nutrition, hormones, inflammation, digestion, detoxification, energy metabolism, and a calm mind-and explains his revolutionary six-week healthy-living program. With advice on diet, green living, supplements and medication, exercise, and personalizing the plan for optimal results, the book also teaches readers how to maintain lifelong health.

Groundbreaking and timely, the blood sugar solution is the fastest way to lose weight, prevent disease, and feel better than ever.

“The Dash Diet Cookbook: Quick and Delicious Recipes for Losisng Weight, Preventing Diabetes and Lowering Blood Pressure,” by Mariza Snyder, Lauren Clum, and Anna V. Zulaica.  Packed with amazingly tasty recipes, creative meal plans and complete nutritional information, this cookbook makes following the DASH diet a snap.

The 140 easy-to-make recipes provide a mouthwatering way to eat great, lose weight, lower blood pressure and prevent diabetes without feeling deprived.

Upcoming events

  • Teen Book Club: Enjoy a snack and talk about the books  you’re reading. Thursday, Nov. 7, at 3:45 p.m.
  • Storytime: Join us Thursdays and Saturdays for preschool storytime. Thursday, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 9 at 10:30 a.m.

Library hours

Library hours are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed Sunday.

For more information on Detroit Lakes Library services and programs, please call (218) 847-2168 or visit your Library at 1000 Washington Ave.  Information is also available online at

Detroit Lakes Library is a branch of Lake Agassiz Regional Library.