Happy Birthday!…You’re Diabetic by David Green

6 customer reviews


Paperback (246mm x 189mm) ISBN: 978-1-93839-15-4

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Following a three year hotel catering course and a successful apprenticeship at the renowned Connaught Hotel, David Green was in the midst of a fervent chef career. However, on the day of his 25th  birthday something gate-crashed the party… the diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes.

Follow the tumultuous journey of an insulin-dependent diabetic professional chef. Learn the challenges, understand the problems and live through all the highs and lows in maintaining day-to-day normality.

Accompanied by more than 70 recipes, all created by the author during his chef career spanning 30 years, beginning in London’s Mayfair to Canada, Wales, the Lake District, Norfolk coast and more.

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Weight 1.03 kg
Dimensions 26 × 25 × 3 cm

6 reviews for Happy Birthday!…You’re Diabetic by David Green

  1. Matt P

    This is a fascinating book reflecting a very personal journey. Living with type one diabetes while being a professional chef can’t be easy. In fact, it’s hard to imagine. However, David overcame obstacles to enjoy a very successful career and this book gives real insight into that journey. It’s also packed with information and recipes. Hopefully it also helps and inspires others in a similar situation. As David says himself, he’s living proof that anything is possible.

  2. William

    Its already hard to cook, although he is limited for ingredient, David shows us how diabetic people can cook delicious food. Instead of wasting money on cooking experiments, buy the book and save your time and money…

  3. Sybil D (verified owner)

    What an amazing journey David had coping with diabetes while following his career as a chef and still managing to keep up with his rigorous fitness regime walking, cycling and more. A fascinating biography and such appetising recipes for keen cooks to try at home. So enjoyed reading this book. Great value.

  4. Ruth Broadbank

    Happy Birthday, You’re Diabetic really is 2 books in one. It begins with the Authors life changing diagnosis, & then the story follows his life. Being diabetic myself, I particularly enjoyed the diabetic information & the author’s very honest & personal writing. The recipe section is a real joy.. & unlike any other recipe book I have seen. The information about the recipes history & origin I found fascinating, and the authors tips to achieve “ the best” result a worthy inclusion. Overall, an excellent read which I highly recommend..

  5. Mary Bokenham

    My husband is Type1 diabetic and therefore we both have lots of experience from living with diabetes, but I must say that we found the diabetic situations described in this book fascinating. Some were so extreme we both found ourselves welling-up with tears. Our hearts go out to the author.. but we also thank him for sharing his life stories with others.

  6. Alan James

    Two books in One!!! Really heart-wrenching life story, spanning 30 years, followed by restaurant recipes, which also span the same 30 year period, which the author says highlights the change in food style over that time.For me, they are just a great selection of recipes.. some quite unusual, but never-the-less delicious.
    On the whole, a great read.

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