This book is a practical, easy-to-read, well-thought out guide to healthy living and diabetes management. The basics of health issues that are used to defeat diabetes are sound advice for maintaining good health, whether you have diabetes or not. This book gives practical information about understanding the glycogenic index of foods. Sample menus and suggested servings that ensure nutritional adequacy without excessive calories are included. Blood-sugar levels and factors affecting them are clearly explained. The chronic degenerated diseases associated with obesity are highlighted and all facets of fitness are addressed. A chapter on how pregnant women can cope with diabetes deserves mention.