A diagnosis of diabetes marks a dramatic change, not only in the life of the diabetic, but also in the lives of his or her family, friends, and co-workers. Diabetes affects your work, your leisure, and your relationships with family and friends. But thanks to improving treatment, people with diabetes can expect to live active and independent lives, as long as they make a lifelong commitment to careful diabetes management. Diabetes: A Family Affair is designed to help readers understand and manage the day-to-day challenges of living with the disease, through the stories of others. It is not a book of medical advice; rather, it is a resource of sharing between diabetics and those who care about them.
Julie V. Watson has been living with her husband's diabetes for almost twenty years. The couple work together to maintain his health, and enjoy a full and productive life. She has taken an active role, both in obtaining medical care an din the day to day management of both family health and lifestyle. She is the author of 17 books, including the bestselling How Women Make Money: Inspirational Stories and Practical Advice From Successful Canadian Entrepreneurs, and hundreds of articles for publications across North America. An advocate of using planning to attain your goals, she teaches workshops across Canada for writers, women in business, and others.