Diabetes affects over one in fifty of the population. Most people who have the condition lead an active and normal life. Advances in our understanding of the disease and improvements in treatment mean that the prospects are better than ever.
In this practical guide, a recognised expert explains step by step how people with diabetes can take more responsibility for their own well-being. With plenty of advice on diet, self-monitoring, treatment and maintaining sensible routines, it contains all the information they need to take full control of their diabetes.
Making a diagnosis
Checking your glucose levels
All about hypoglycaemia
Breaking your routine
Children with diabetes
If it gets complicated
Future prospects for people with diabetes
Questions and answers
Professor Rudy W. Bilous is Professor of Clinical Medicine at Newcastle University and the South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust, researching into diabetic kidney disease and methods of achieving optimum blood glucose control.
Professor Bilous was Chairman of the Professional Advisory Council Executive of Diabetes UK until September 2005.