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Nancy Sayles Kaneshiro

Writer/Publicist/Publishing Consultant
Woodland Hills, CA

About Nancy Sayles Kaneshiro

Nancy Sayles Kaneshiro has had a long career in the publishing industry as a book publicist and author. Her quest to bring her type 2 diabetes under control led her to Dr. Scott Cunneen, director of bariatric surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. After her own surgery, she became active in pre-op patient seminars and post-op support groups, sharing the weight loss surgery experience from the viewpoint of the patient. It wasn’t long before she and Dr. Cunneen teamed up to write their first book, WEIGHTY ISSUES: Getting the Skinny on Weight Loss Surgery .

Their second book, tentatively titled 21 Things to Know about Diabetes and Weight Loss Surgery, is scheduled for publication next year by the American Diabetes Association. Nancy is also the co-author of BABY: An Owner’s Manual, written with pediatrician Bud Zukow, MD. And, stepping away briefly from medical issues, Nancy also co-authored Confessions of a Drag Queen Tupperware Lady with Kevin Farrell.

Articles Written by Nancy Sayles Kaneshiro

'The Six O’Clock Scramble Meal Planner' by Aviva Goldfarb (American Diabetes Association)

Diabetes-friendly meal planner with dinner recipes in under 30 minutes! Read more to see how it's possible.

'The Italian Diabetes Cookbook' by Amy Riolo (American Diabetes Association)

Thought there was no way to eat Italian food anymore? Guess again and check out this book to learn how to enjoy an home-cooked Italian meal.

'Think Like a Pancreas' by Gary Scheiner (DeCapo Press)

If you are on insulin, or live with someone who is, you owe it to yourself to read Think Like a Pancreas.

'The First Year: Type 2 Diabetes, An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed' by Gretchen Becker (DaCapo Press/Lifelong Books)

Need help finding a diet/exercise plan? Want to understand how to create a daily blood glucose testing routine? This book can help.
Need help with find a diet/exercise plan specialized for you? Or maybe you want to understand how to create a daily blood glucose testing routine? Check out this book to learn more.

'The Diabetes Dictionary' by American Diabetes Association

Everything you need to know about diabetes from A-Z.

'The Complete Guide to Carb Counting' by Hope S. Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDE, BC-ADM and Karmeen Kulkarni, MS, RD, CDE, BC-ADM (American Diabetes Association)

The official way to count your carbs whether you are in a restaurant, grocery shopping, or need help adjusting food portions. It is all in this book!

'The Clever Gut Diet' by Dr. Michael Mosley (Atria Books)

New book offers 'inside' information about the remarkable role of the gut and how it influences your mood, weight and immune system.
Type 2 writer Nancy Sayles reviews "The Clever Gut Diet" by Dr. Michale Mosley, a new book about the remarkable way the gut influences our mood, weight and immune system.

'GUT: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ' by Giulia Enders (Greystone Books)

Everything you need to know about your gut. Don't try to avoid it, digest it.

'The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet' by Dr. Michael Mosley (Atria Books)

A diet plan that might actually work? Read more to find out.

'Dealing With Diabetes Burnout' by Ginger Vieira (Demos Health)

Are you pricked out? Check out this book to help you cope with diabetes burnout and find motivation to get you through the daily struggle of living with diabetes.

'Thriving with Diabetes' by Paul Rosman, D.O., and David Edelman (Fair Winds Press)

If you're looking for inspiration on how to take charge of your diabetes, this book will help bolster your confidence.

10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse by JJ Smith (Atria Books)

The 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse carries the promise that the recommended cleanse will jump-start your weight loss, increase your energy level, clear your mind and improve your overall health.

'Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes' by Ginger Vieira and Jennifer C. Smith, RD, CDE

Book review of "Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes: Your Month-to-Month Guide to Blood Sugar Management" by Ginger Vieira. Writing as a person with type 1 diabetes and mom of a toddler, Ginger brings real-life insight and practical information to the type 1 reader who is contemplating pregnancy or is already carrying a child. Her co-author, a CDE, provides expertise from the point-of-view of a healthcare professional.

Former NBA Superstar Chris Dudley Gives Back to Kids With Diabetes

The summer basketball camp for kids with type 1 diabetes
Former NBA Player Chris Dudley on being the first player in the NBA with type 1 diabetes. Plus, how he's giving back to the diabetes community.

'The Blue Zones' by Dan Buettner (National Geographic)

Learn the secrets to living a longer, healthier more satisfying life.

Recent blog posts from Nancy Sayles Kaneshiro

110 Pounds and Counting: The Up Side of a Diabetes Diagnosis

I just had an epiphany. Really, Nancy? Another one? (Hey, I heard that!)

Losing Larry: A Love Story

Let me tell you about my brother-in-law, Larry.

Summertime and the Livin' Is (Not So) Easy!

Spring has sprung, 
Fall has fell,
Summer is here,
And it's hotter than...ususal

5 Terrific Mother's Day Gift Ideas for Loved Ones with Diabetes

A Love Letter (and Wish List!) for My SonDear Ian,

New Book Explains What You Need to Know About Diabetes and Weight Loss Surgery

They say that women who carry a little extra weight live longer than the men who mention it.  With that said, I have a little announcement.

Christmas is a-Coming and the Cat is Getting Fat!

My cat is eating everything in sight. He’s trying to get fat for the winter, such as it is in Southern California.  He wants to puff up and stay warm. And cozy.

Have You Chef'd Yet?

In my previous blog, I reviewed Blue Apron, an on-line subscription meal delivery service.

Blue Apron: Delicious at Your Door

A few years back, I had my picture taken with Chef Graham Elliot.  The  caption read, “Master Chef and Just-OK Chef.” Truer words were never spoken.  I’m not a great cook, but I can

Traveling as a Much Skinnier Mom

Type 2 diabetes blogger Nancy Sayles finally reaches her weight loss goal--100 pounds, gone. Learn how she was able to resist tempting food while traveling in Israel to keep those extra pounds away.

Diabetes Management—Whose Job is it Anyway?

Type 2 diabetes blogger Nancy Sayles admits diabetes isn't for sissies but wishes more people with diabetes would take responsibility for managing their condition better.

Diabetes Unavoidable in California? That's Debatable!

In between the political debates and endless commentary about how ridiculous/mean/unfocused (pick one – or more) they are, a few other stories have grabbed headlines recently.  One such articl

Life’s a Beach…Even With Diabetes!

Learn how a type 2 diabetes blogger keeps the difficulty of living with a chronic disease in perspective.

Why I Don't HEART Valentine's Day

Blogger Nancy Sayles offers her suggestions for how to enjoy social gatherings in spite of living with diabetes.

Being Resolute in 2016

I just read that 67% of us will make New Year’s resolutions this year. And you know what the #1 resolution is among Americans? (Wait for it…) Losing weight!

Every Month is Diabetes Awareness Month!

I’ve been reading a lot recently about Diabetes Awareness Month.

A1C You Later, Diabetic Meds!

I had the greatest thing happen the other day. I got taken off my diabetic medication!  And I owe it all to my (late) gallbladder.

Find Yourself a ‘Partner in Crime’

I am a woman of a certain age. I’d tell you that age, but it wouldn’t do any good because I generally lie about it. So let’s just say that “no spring chicken” pretty much covers it.

A Little Lap Band Goes a Long Way Toward Diabetes Control

So in my first few blogs for, I’ve talked about a number of “weighty issues.” Losing weight, maintaining weight loss, keeping blood sugar levels on an even keel, even while on

No Vacation From Diabetes!

I learned something important a little late in life…a vacation does not include a pass to forget about diabetes and eat anything you want while you’r

Trying to Lose Weight for What Felt Like a Lifetime. Oh Wait, It Was!

Have any of my fellow diabetics out there ever tried to lose weight?  Yeah, me neither.

The Diagnosis, or How I Sobbed My Way Through the San Fernando Valley

I’ve known Dr. Jeff Galpin for a very long time. He’s only five years my senior and he was a young guy when we met. Hint: Neither of us is young anymore. Over the years, Dr.
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