~ Jewels Doskicz, RN, DiabeticConnect.com
“Get organized. If you’re not organized, you can’t find what you need to cook anything, says Susan Weiner, A for meal preparation. That means instead of stuffing certain items in your cupboard or fridge just because you found a space where it fits, organize by use instead. Group similar items together and keep healthy snacks in plain view.”
~ US News & World Report – health.usnews.com
The Jenkins Group Awards honor the year’s best books that help readers attain healthier, more fulfilling, and productive lives.
“We have school, we have work, we have families and relationships and a lot of things we do,” Weiner said. “It shouldn’t only be about have-to’s and must-do’s with diabetes. We should be able to accomplish our want-to’s as well.”
~ Susan Weiner, Healio.com
“Follow these simple rules for optimum health while on the road! Move. Plan to walk around a bit every hour when you travel by air, bus, train, or car. If you walk, you may help to prevent blood clots from forming. Need another reason to walk? You might be able to prevent blood clots and help to keep your blood sugars within range. Try to keep up with your exercise routine when away from home…”
~ Susan Weiner and Leslie Josel, ASweetLife.com
“[Susan’s] new book, The Complete Diabetes Organizer: Your Guide to a Less Stressful and More Manageable Diabetes Life, is a must have for anyone trying in this battle…[t]his human dynamo is clearly a living example of the POWER OF ONE.”
~ Tom Karlya, Diabetes Dad, dLife.com
The most important message from the book is : You can do this! Just remember that you don’t have to be perfect at organizing.
~ Susan Weiner, DiabetesSisters.com
Susan and her book are nominated for the Best Kept Secret Award, see the highlight in this video at 3:32.
~ Kristen Hartmen, WEGO Associate Director
“…having someone with a trained eye offer suggestions to make your life more efficient … is exactly what these two authors have done for the person with diabetes; organizing his or her entire life to be more efficient, enjoyable and productive.”
~ Peggy Zeller, RD, LD, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
It would be great if [healthcare providers] had time to help give people practical ideas and strategies for fitting their diabetes into everyday life, but we generally and unfortunately, don’t.
That’s THE BIG reason I’m pleased to see this new book come along.
~ Hope Warshaw, HopeWarshaw.com
The book is not only a resource to open and read cover-to-cover but something readers can go back to over and over again, especially in looking at their goals or what they have laid out as their plan to achieve their goals.
~ John Parkinson, Clinical Content Coordinator, DiabetesCare.net
“[A] must-read title for people with diabetes: one that focuses not on WHAT things to do when you live with diabetes, but on HOW to fit them into your busy lifestyle, how to make them work.”
~ Manny Hernandez, TuDiabetes.org
“When it comes to my diabetes, the notion of “getting organized” is like that wish-upon-a-star that seems so close but I can never seem to reach. Instead, I tend to always be floating within the black hole of disorganization…
“The start of a new year seems like the perfect time to have a look at this book, and here’s my top-of-mind twitter evaluation: Info that’s simple & common sense, but often overlooked. Helps you STAY organized — so you’re not always scrambling to GET organized.
~ Mike H, DiabetesMine.com
“Ever find your diabetes management stalled by poor planning? Are expired test strips, forgotten workouts, missed medications, and piles of paperwork hampering your health goals? If organization is not one of your strong suits, there are some easy ways to kick off 2014 with better control over your life and your diabetes.”
~ Paula Ford-Martin, Author of Diabetes in Real Life
“I was contacted by Susan Weiner to contribute to a book she was writing. I was honored to be asked to work with her, as she is VERY well-known to members of the DOC via her leadership at dLife, her personal Susan Weiner Nutrition website, or her work with the Diabetes Sisters organization.
~ Tony Cervati
In my 25 years of practice, I realized a lot of people have trouble organizing. My co-author and I looked at people with diabetes and caregivers of people with diabetes and started to think about setting achievable goals and from there how to achieve them. To sum up our philosophy: we don’t do “perfect,” we just do better.
~ Susan Weiner, TuDiabetes.org
Beware of BLTs
November and December are months of holidays and being surrounded by a bounty of goodies, but just beware of too many BLTs …”bites, licks and tastes.” This festive feasting can be troublesome to those living with diabetes.
To combat issues during the holidays, the first thing you need to do is create your OWN plan. Since everyone’s diabetes needs are unique, the plan should be individualized. The Complete Diabetes Organizer: Your Guide To A Less Stressful and More Manageable Diabetes Life by Susan Weiner RD CDE and Leslie Josel makes managing your diabetes easier with tips on getting started.
~ Rebecca McConville M.S., R.D., L.D., C.S.S.D., Cosentinos.com
Tackling Holiday Madness. Susan Weiner is a registered dietitian-nutritionist and certified diabetes educator. She is the co-author of The Complete Diabetes Organizer: Your Guide to a Less Stressful and More Manageable Diabetes Life, and she offers up some useful organizational tips for managing diabetes and the holidays. (My favorite tip? Avoiding BLTs, which have nothing to do with bacon.)
~ Keri, Six Until Me
Sy welcomes Susan Weiner, a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator and Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist who has a very successful private practice in New York.
Susan is the author of the upcoming book “The Complete Diabetes organizer: Your Guide to a Less Stressful and More Manageable Diabetes Life” Spry Publishing, Fall 2013.
~ The Sy Effect Radio Show
Host Dr. Brian McDonough is joined by Susan Weiner, a dietician based in Long Island, NY and author of The Complete Diabetes Organizer: Your Guide to a Less Stressful and More Manageable Diabetes Life. Their discussion offers tips for clinicians to better help their patients with this chronic condition. Right-click and ‘save as’ to download the podcast recording.
~ Host: Dr. Brian McDonnough, ReachMD.com
6 Secrets to Eating Healthy on a Budget
“It’s entirely possible to eat healthy on a budget, if you stay organized and map out your meals,” says Susan G. Weiner, a registered dietitian-nutritionist in private practice in Long Island, NY, and author of The Complete Diabetes Organizer.
“Keep a running inventory of items in your refrigerator, freezer and pantry, so you don’t waste food. And avoid buying excess, because even canned goods expire,” she says. “When you do freeze something or store it in the refrigerator, make sure that you label it (with a date), or you’ll end up wasting a lot of money by eventually throwing it out.”
~ Julie Bawden-Davis, PushPenny.com
The Complete Diabetes Organizer …is an easy-to-read guide for making the many daily chores in life with diabetes less overwhelming and much more manageable. And the best part about it, I think, is that it’s written in a voice that is energetic, friendly, and real.
~ Ginger Vieira, DiabetesDaily.com
Within the pages of this book, diabetes educator Susan Weiner and organizing guru Leslie Josel provide dependable strategies and ideas designed to help streamline your diabetes care and simplify your life…with simple, sure-fire techniques that will allow you to disentangle your patients with diabetes from the clutches of chronic disorganization.
“As I hope you’ve noticed, I’ve managed to keep DiabetesEveryDay.com free of advertising, the idea being that whenever I endorse or recommend a product you’ll know it’s coming straight from me without any financial influence. And, having the dual personality- person with diabetes and person who counsels people who have diabetes – I can’t help but look at anything diabetes-related from both angles. So, when I tell you that a new book, The Complete Diabetes Organizer, is something you should read and keep handy for frequent reference, you can believe it. I’m certainly keeping it handy.”
~ Toby Smithson, DiabetesEveryDay.com
I think that this book is an excellent read for anyone with any type of diabetes who is looking to find a way to make life less chaotic and frenetic. There are some excellent tips in this book for not just how to organize in terms of space or routines, but apps that you can use for both iPhone and Android based phones to help manage your diabetes, and tips on how to incorporate some of those necessary tasks to live a healthy life with diabetes into your daily life, and do it without added worry.
I highly recommend this book, and think that it is an excellent addition to my diabetes library.
~ Aliza Chana, AlizaWithDiabetes.com
Experts also advise people with diabetes to wear a medic-alert bracelet that can “speak” for you when you can’t. Being organized also helps, advises Susan Weiner, a registered diabetes nutritionist and author of [The Complete Diabetes Organizer]. By keeping all supplies near each other, whether in a certain place in the kitchen or a box or drawer at work or school, a co-worker/friend/family member can get you help—fast—without panicking…
“Tell those around you what it feels like when you get low,” [Susan] advises. “And don’t be afraid to tell them, ‘I have diabetes and here’s how I need to be treated.’”
~ Jeanne Muchnick, Type2Nation.com
“It hit me that though it’s recommended that diabetics organize their supplies, paperwork and routine, there were no books on how to do that, so I approached Leslie about co-authoring a book on the subject using her organization expertise and my diabetes knowledge.” [says Susan Weiner]
~ Julie Bawden Davis, American Express Open Forum
In The Complete Diabetes Organizer: Your Guide to a Less Stressful and More Manageable Diabetes Life, Susan and Leslie offer tactics that empower people with diabetes to take charge of the daily maintenance and care of their diabetes. Tips included in the book are adaptable to all sorts of different lifestyles and needs and encourage readers to create a system that works for them. These organizational tips alleviate the stress caused by chronic disorganization and can also help readers save money by eliminating unnecessary food waste.
~ Sally Feller, Spry Publishing
THE BOTTOM LINE… For diabetics, disorganization can be devastating — even deadly. This book could be a lifesaver.
~ Peggy Brown, NewsDay.com