Diabetes is the world's modern pandemic. But it needn't mean a world of frustration, restrictions and complications. Most people with diabetes are able to live full, free and healthy lives. It just takes clear understanding and good management. In 'Understanding Type 2 Diabetes', Professor Merlin Thomas of the renowned Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute clearly explains: What diabetes is and how it comes about. What is the right diet for someone with diabetes, and how to achieve it. How exercise can improve and maintain your health. The medical aspects of diabetes care, including the best ways to control your waistline, blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. How to prevent and treat the major complications of diabetes. Having diabetes is not easy. But its management needn't be complex or complicated. With 'Understanding Type 2 Diabetes' to guide you, you'll soon realise that successfully managing diabetes is not only feasible but is also essential.