Diabetes is a life-changing disease in every sense of the word.
Regardless of your age, race, or gender, coping with this diagnosis requires constant vigilance and awareness of the state of your body at all times—because even a single oversight has the potential to cost you your life. This requires having full and complete knowledge of the disease, its origins, and the many ways in which it can affect your body.
That’s one reason why I felt that writing this report for you was so important.
The other reason is that you can live quite a healthy life with diabetes, if given the right support. In an even greater push of optimism, the diagnosis itself can be kept at bay—not least of all because the development of this particular disease is almost always slow-moving and deliberate.
By recognizing the earliest signs and strengthening your systems where they need it the most, you can beat diabetes before it even begins. So with this crucial goal in mind, let me begin by explaining a little more about the disease’s origins—a deceptively subtle group of symptoms known collectively as metabolic syndrome.