Well written and easy to read yet chock-a-block with useful information for any pre-diabetic, diabetic, and family members (especially the wife of a male diabetic if she's the 'chief cook and bottle washer' in the family). The book is laid out in the standard Dummies fashion with sidebars, highlighted important information, and the icons. The book can be read cover-to-cover or used as a reference as the table of contents and the index are comprehensive - the reader can use either to go straight to the info needed.
All aspects from pre-diabetes to living with Type1 and 2 diabetes (T1D, T2D) are covered: symptoms, testing and aging with diabetes to occupational and driving issues plus discerning what of the myths and fads are useful (or dangerously not). The appendixes are very good too; in particular the mini-cookbook and exchange appendixes serve as an excellent starting point for meal planning, and shows the diabetic that the balanced diet doesn't mean bland-boring-tasteless foods. The third appendix covers what is current (at time of publication) on the Internet.
My husband is being tested in two weeks - T2D complications killed his father in the late 90s. My husband is in his mid-fifties and is showing signs of at least pre-diabetes, this book is answering a lot of our questions. If his tests show he's pre-diabetic and not diabetic we will follow the lifestyle and diet changes to prevent it developing, if the test shows he has diabetes this book will be our Number2 reference as we cope - the GP and diabetes nurse being Number1 reference of course.