"I thought I knew everything about diabetes; however, after reading this book, I felt like I had been ignorant about many of the treatments, medications and care of the illness. Informative and inspirational, especially for the newly diagnosed." - Abby S. Connor, Type 1 diabetic for 31 years´╗┐

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes, in a Nutshell

Do more of this:

Pushing lawn mower

Raking leaves

Washing the car

Opening the garage door

Getting up to change the TV channel

Cranking a pencil sharpener

Hanging the laundry

Try to look more like this:

Slender and firm

Eat more of this:

Lean cuts of meat, fish, vegetables

And do less of this:

Using a riding lawnmower

Using a blower

Going through the car wash

Using the remote door opener

Changing channels with the remote

Using an electric pencil sharpener

Using a clothes dryer

And look less like this:

Large and soft

And eat less of this:

High carbohydrate and high fat foods

You get the idea. Be active. You don't have to go to a gym or become a marathoner. Just pursue an active lifestyle and eat a healthy diet.