||Despite prevailing ideas about diabetes treatment, you can learn to control your diabetes, instead of feeling like it controls you. This is the first book to underscore that managing your condition doesn't have to be focused on deprivation. Leading diabetes educator/dietitian Janis Roszler breaks new ground in Diabetes on Your Own Terms with her insight into balancing real life with the distresses and strains of dealing with diabetes. Diabetes on Your Own Terms will provide you with treatment options and how to establish health goals that suit your lifestyle and personality; information about healthy practices — weight loss, diet, and exercise — and suggestions for incorporating new habits into your daily life; an explanation of common diabetic complications, and how to avoid and/or delay them; and ways to prevent diabetes from intruding on the time you spend with family, friends, co-workers, and dates. Roszler's message is powerful yet simple: Don't allow diabetes to prevent you from living the life you want, don't accept "no" for an answer, and don't let diabetes get you down. Diabetes can be frustrating, but you don't have to allow it to ruin your dreams. Set realistic goals — and soar!