The Essential Guide to Living Well With Diabetes
The prevalence of diabetes has reached epidemic proportions around the world. For every one diagnosed it is believed there is one other undiagnosed and yet another person unknowingly developing diabetes. Diabetes today represents a high cost to families and society and is a personal struggle for each individual sufferer.
Those who have been recently diagnosed may experience a mix of feelings including being frightened, helpless and sad. There are a lot of new things to try and learn, and with this understanding will come self-confidence. While life will be different than it was before, with good routines and management, a good quality of life and happy outlook can be achieved living with diabetes.
This guide is about understanding and managing Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and the associated complications that come with them. It has sections on children, teenagers, pregnancy, weight loss, lifestyle, and treatments. It is a must read for anyone with diabetes, their families, care givers and support workers.