Bob Greene: Oprah's Trainer on Living Your Best Life With Diabetes

Throughout the three phases we'll be filling you in on how medication (if you're taking any) fits into the picture. For instance, we'll explain how getting more exercise and eating fewer carbs might affect the dosage of your drugs. We've also devoted an entire chapter to medications, and this information will allow you to work with your doctor to make the best drug choices for you.

In addition to the information in this book, you can find ongoing support, more meals and recipes, and a handy online log at my Web site www.thebestlife.com. Dr. Merendino, Janis, and I, along with the team of Best Life nutritionists, exercise physiologists, and other health experts, have met with and exchanged emails with thousands of subscribers to the Web site; using their feedback and our knowledge, we've created a targeted diet plan for people with diabetes.

As a member, you'll get daily and weekly meal plans as well as an electronic Best Life Diabetes Management Log; you'll also have access to other diabetes-related content to help you manage your condition better, as well as to a thriving community of people just like you who are trying to live more healthfully. You can share tips, offer encouragement, and get support whenever you need it.

I'm confident that the advice, facts, and guidance we offer in this book will put to rest the fears, confusion, and anxieties you first felt once you learned you had diabetes or pre-diabetes. And in time, I hope that you'll be able to look back at your diagnosis as a turning point in your life -- and a positive one at that, because it was the day you started making your health and your needs a priority. It was the day you made the conscious decision to start living your Best Life.

From "The Best Life Guide to Managing Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes" by Bob Greene, John J. Merendino Jr., M.D., and Janis Jibrin, M.S., R.D. Copyright © 2009 by Best Life Corporation. Reprinted by permission of Simon & Schuster, Inc, NY.

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