Book 7 in a comprehensive health series by this popular media doctor
Diabetes is common and can have tragic consequences if left untreated. The good news is that Type 2 diabetes is preventable and to a certain extent reversible if we follow the right diet. Delicious rather than deprivation is the keynote here, though, and this book includes tasty recipes from a chef! Dr Dawn explains the different types of diabetes types 1 and 2, and late onset, and what we mean by terms like insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. She traces the epidemic progress of type 2 diabetes in recent years, and discusses how the lines between type 2 and 1 are becoming increasingly blurred. This book also covers our dietary needs at different stages of life, how metabolism differs, and how even modest weight loss can affect the risk of developing severe illness eg heart disease.
Dr Dawn Harper works as a GP in Stroud, Gloucestershire. She studied at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School. Since 2007 she has been one of the presenters on the BAFTA award-winning Embarrassing Bodies on Channel 4 and presented Born Naughty?. She has also appeared regularly on ITV's This Morning, Channel 5's The Wright Stuff and was on the celebrity series of The Island with Bear Grylls. She is a regular on LBC, Talk Radio and Woman's Hour and works closely with Public Health England on a wide variety of health campaigns and with Jamie Oliver on the SugarSmart campaign.