November is National Diabetes Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control, statistics from 2017 show there are 30.3 million people in the United States with diabetes. Unfortunately, 7.2 million people out of the 30.3 million are undiagnosed.

To learn more about symptoms of the disease and how to approach a suitable diet, check out your local library for materials such as those highlighted below.

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"Healthy Makeovers for Diabetes: Simple Ways to Transform Your Cooking," by Diabetic Living Editors.

Adopting a healthy diet doesn't have to be overwhelming or mean bland food. Diabetic Living breaks it all down with a fun, graphic book chock-full of small changes that add up to big results when it comes to losing weight and balancing blood sugar. Kick-start breakfast with ingredients that boost metabolism. Unload carbs and stay satisfied by trying the "new noodles" such as spiralized zucchini; or serve seared scallops over a "fresh bed" of lemony roasted fennel rather than pasta or rice. As you use the book, you'll learn healthy kitchen skills thanks to a dynamic design that calls out when an ingredient or technique swap has been used to make a recipe healthier, such as trading bread crumbs for ground nuts in a crispy chicken coating. Family favorites and restaurant classics alike get retooled to balance portion size and showcase nutrient-packed ingredients. Even mouthwatering desserts have a lighter side.

 

"Whole Cooking and Nutrition: an Everyday Superfoods Approach to Planning, Cooking, and Eating With Diabetes," by Katie Cavuto.

Enough of the dieting and deprivation! It's time to embrace the joy of eating well with an intention that healthy foods are nourishing, sustaining and delicious. Whole Cooking and Nutrition shifts the conversation away from dieting to one of positive messages and gratifying intentions. The result is a book packed with information to help readers improve their relationship with food, turning a spotlight on 85 everyday foods that maximize flavor and boast rich nutrient density that will inspire you to live a healthy lifestyle! With more than 150 vibrant, flavorful recipes, this cookbook promotes a mindful, pleasurable approach to eating.

For decades people with diabetes and other ailments have been taught to adhere to strict, uninspired diets eschewing taste in favor of health; this book promotes a healthy lifestyle and, more importantly, restores the joy of eating. With a focus on whole foods-Katie aims to empower readers to get into the kitchen to create her approachable and delicious recipes that are nourishing whether you have diabetes or not!

 

Library Happenings

Preschool Storytime: Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to join us for Storytime on Thursday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 2 at 10:30 a.m. A different theme is explored each week. Daycares and other large groups are asked to call ahead.

One-on-One Classes offered this fall are Shutterfly-Photo books, LARL Mobile app, e-books and e-audio books on android or Apple devices. Call the library at 218-847-2168 and ask for Danell to set up your one-on-one appointment.

 

Library hours

The Detroit Lakes Public Library's regular hours are as follows: Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. It is closed on Sundays and all national holidays.

For more information on local library services and programs, please call 218-847-2168 or visit your Library at 1000 Washington Ave.

Detroit Lakes Library is a branch of Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL), a consolidated public library system comprised of 13 branch libraries and nine LINK sites serving the residents of seven counties in northwest Minnesota. More information is available at www.larl.org, and the library's app, LARL Mobile, is available in the iTunes and Google Play stores for free download.