Dr Alan Barclay
I was much taken by the reassuring emphasis in this book on the pleasure of eating, and that eating healthily need not detract from this.
The book opens by describing the aetiology and pathology of pre-diabetes, type I, and type II diabetes, and then explains all the related nutritional aspects in a way that is comprehensive and easily understood.
So refreshing to read a balanced discourse on types of food and recommended consumption for preventing or reducing the sequelae of diabetes, without being overly didactic.
For people with diabetes and their carers / partners, the book fills a yawning gap between dry pathophysiology and glossy recipes. The sum is far more than the parts, and a veritable bridge over troubled waters.
In fact, everything you need to know for your well-being is presented in appetising portions. An information menu of a literary delicatessen that will leave you satiated. The recipe sections are truly mouthwatering.
At first the book might appear ideal armchair reading, then, on second thoughts, suitable for gentle bedside perusal. But I assure you that it will end up as an essential open book on a kitchen-sized lectern.
I cannot see a time when I will need – or could find – another book of this quality.