Diabetes is a disease of insulin deficiency in either quantity (you don't produce enough - type 1) or quality (your insulin doesn't work - type 2). This book contains everything you need to know about current research and medical advice on, where possible, preventing type 2, or, if you are genetically 'destined' for diabetes, at least putting it off for as long as possible. The best thing you can do to help prevent diabetes is to become informed. 'Stop Diabetes' will help you understand what the disease is, what causes it and what you can do to reduce your risk of developing it. The advice is sound and presented with humour, making this book the best companion for those seeking to make changes each day for their health. A diabetic herself, Gretchen Becker offers fifty essential, informative tips for what you can do today to make a difference. For example: * understand your form of diabetes and how it might progress * be familiar with any medication, what it contains, what are the effects * introduce simple changes in lifestyle to control your diabetes * learn about food, understand what you are eating, but be a gourmet, don't diet! * exercise is essential - make it play and something you enjoy. * plan ahead, give yourself realistic and fun goals. Gretchen's practical and often humourous suggestions from her years with diabetes and from the experiences of her acquaintances, provide an array of approaches that could work for any of us.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.