I regularly scour the internet for information on managing type 2 diabetes; often coming across useful, informative blogs, interesting editorials as well as some must-read books.
One book in particular that I read recently was, ‘Becoming An Ex-Diabetic: Use Your Mind To Prevent, Manage Or Even Reverse Type 2 Diabetes’, written by Barry Landsberg, a self-confessed former food obsessive, hater of physical exercise and ex type 2 diabetes sufferer. In this book, Barry shares details of the journey he took to rid himself of diabetes.
At the age of 50, in a dramatic turn of events, Barry found out that he had type 2 diabetes. The book chronicles his positive reaction to the diagnosis and describes his journey from obese, exercise averse diabetic, to a fit healthy ex-diabetic who enjoys physical activity and generally loves life.
I thoroughly enjoyed the book; it is clearly written, motivating and imparts practical tips that anyone can follow. I like the way that Barry weaves his personal narrative into what is a well researched and equally well written publication; making it full of practical advice. His advice is couched in the principles of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) – a discipline in which I have had an interest for many years.
The book deserves 5 stars.