Over the past few months I have been trying to write a book on pre-diabetes. It has been hard work and I have spent many hours on it. As I write it is being edited and should go onto Amazon as a kindle down load book shortly.
I wanted to keep it fairly simple and practical as there are other books around which cover the subject in a more technical manner. Hopefully mine will contain enough information to assist people and encourage them
to seek more information.
The book contains information on food and nutrition plus a brief mention of key factors to assist those with pre-diabetes which puts them at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Pre-diabetes is often reversible or can be managed in such a way as to extend the period before Type 2 diabetes develops.
As the 2 conditions can almost merge then information is provided also about type 2 diabetes and also other types of diabetes.
Hopefully the information provided will help people prevent with pre-diabetes from progressing to type 2 diabetes, or at least delay that process.
“NO ILLNESS WHICH CAN BE TREATED BY DIET SHOULD BE TREATED BY ANY OTHER MEANS” MAIMONIDES 12TH CENTURY PHYSICIAN
This quote was found a while ago, when I was doing my PhD. It remains pertinent today, especially with the management of pre-diabetes and the role of dietary advice.
While anyone can develop the condition of pre-diabetes there are some groups who are at greater risk;-
1. Those over 45 years
2. Certain ethnic groups Afro Caribbean and South Asian or family history of diabetes
3. Women who have had gestational diabetes
4. Women with poly-cystic ovary syndrome
5. Those with large waist measurements
6. Those who are obese
7. Anyone who regularly sleeps only about 5 hours a night
8. Sedentary lifestyle
My book aims to assist people with the last 4 risks and I hope it will be found to be helpful.