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 Watson is one of Prince Edward Island's best known authors. Her six previous books include Favourite Recipes From Old Prince Edward Island Kitchens and A Prince Edward Island Album published by Hounslow Press. Julie divides her time between writing and her promotions company, working from the rural Island house she shares with her husband Jack. Their son, John Watson, who took all the photographs in this book, is a professional photographer. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and several books.