Getting diagnosed with diabetes can be overwhelming and shocking. In addition to the diagnosis, it's inevitable that you'll have to worry about making lifestyle changes, specifically in your diet. Most diabetes diets are notorious for being bland and tasteless, however, that doesn't have to be the case. Here are 7 of the best cookbooks for diabetics this 2019:

Diabetic Cookbook For Two
photo: Jennifer Koslo

Jennifer Koslo’s Diabetic Cookbook for Two contains 125 perfectly portioned, heart-healthy, and low carb recipes that are diabetes-friendly. It also comes with handy nutritional information for all the recipes, including carb counts, as well as tips for cooking together and meal planning.

The Type 2 Diabetic Cookbook & Action Plan
photo: Martha Mckittrick RDN, CDE and Michelle Anderson

Michelle Anderson and Martha Mckittrick’s The Type 3 Diabetic Cookbook & Action Plan features a complete, three-month food and wellness guide, as well as multiple meal plans and over 100 savory recipes to help you eat and live better as a diabetic. This cookbook also includes information about managing your diabetes such as foods to eat, foods to avoid, and more.

Eat What You Love Diabetic Cookbook
photo: Lori Zanini, RD, CDE

Lori Zanini’s Eat What You Love Diabetic Cookbook contains more than 100 diabetic-friendly recipes that adhere to your diabetic lifestyle without compromising on taste. This cookbook also comes with helpful icons that display which foods fulfill your nutritional requirements and detailed nutritional information that ensures you’re meeting your diabetic needs. It also comes with tips that suggest pairings to create a balanced meal using combinations of recipes found in the cookbook.

Diabetes Meals By The Plate
photo: Diabetic Living Editors

Diabetic Living Editors’ Diabetes Meals by the Plate is an innovative and graphic cookbook that offers the easiest and most flavorful ways to build complete meals that are diabetes-friendly and delicious. With over 90 complete meals that follow the Plate method—½ nonstarchy vegetables, ¼ protein, ¼ starch. This cookbook follows a clever photo style that shows every meal and its 3 components making it easier to enjoy perfectly portioned plates of diabetes-friendly meals.

Diabetes Cookbook
photo: Betty Crocker

Betty Crocker’s Diabetes Cookbook features 140 quick, easy-to-make, delicious, and diabetes-friendly recipes. It also includes 40 recipes, with full-color photos, including gluten-free dishes. This cookbook proves that people who have diabetes don’t have to give up the foods they love.

Fix-It And Forget-It Slow Cooker Diabetic Cookbook
photo: Phyllis Good

Phyllis Good’s Fix-It and Forget-It Slow Cooker Diabetic Cookbook features recipes that are slow-cooked. Phyllis Good teamed with the American Diabetes Association to provide complete Exchange Values and Basic Nutritional Values for each recipe, ensuring that they are all diabetes-friendly. The recipes in this cookbook are known for their ease as you simply “Fix-It and Forget-It.”

The Diabetes Comfort Food Cookbook
photo: Robyn Webb, MS

Robyn Webb’s The Diabetes Comfort Food Cookbook is the American Diabetes Association’s Cookbook. This cookbook creates a go-to collection of comfort foods for families that need to cook nutritionally-sound and diabetic-friendly meals. This cookbook not only makes classic comfort foods healthier and diabetes-friendly; it also makes them easier to prepare as well.