We are probably all aware that countries with the Western lifestyle and the standard Western diet are facing an epidemic of type 2 diabetes. Already in 2010, more than one million people in the UK were thought to have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes, double the previous estimate, and as long ago as 2008 between 20% and 30% of the adult population could be characterised as having the 'metabolic syndrome' - the forerunner to diabetes. The tragedy is that most people with these conditions regard them as inevitable evils and agree to take the medicine - or inject the insulin - when the time comes. BUT it need not be that way. As Dr Myhill writes: 'All medical therapies should start with diet. Modern Western diets are driving our modern epidemics of diabetes, heart disease, cancer and dementia; this process is called metabolic syndrome. In this book I explain in detail why and how we have arrived at a situation where the real weapons of mass destruction can be found in our kitchens. Importantly, the book describes the vital steps every one of us can make to reverse the situation so that life can be lived to its full potential.' Based on Dr Myhill's more than 30 years' experience of helping her patients return to health, find out: What metabolic syndrome is, why Westerners are all on the way to getting it, and how to avoid it; What the risk factors are for developing diabetes and how to minimise these; How to reverse diabetes type 2; How to control blood sugar with minimal use of insulin in diabetes type 1; How to balance your blood sugar levels and monitor your progress.