The initial diagnosis of diabetes can be shocking and the masses of information daunting. With a clear explanation of type 2 diabetes, Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi guide you through how to halt the progress of diabetes, lose weight and bring your blood glucose down to a normal level by sharing delicious new ways to think about food on a permanent basis. Lose Weight & Lower Your Risk of Diabetes encourages a low-carb diet, with a staged process of incorporating more low-carb and nutrient-dense foods by reducing added sugars and cutting back on starchy food. Simple recipes with easy-to-source, inexpensive ingredients are at the heart of this book, filled with tips for eating out, holidays and how to keep active. Various recipes require simple assembly, some are easy to take to work and all are designed to fill you up without fattening you up and raising your blood sugar levels. A carefully constructed diet plan with portion sizes to follow is also featured to help reduce your production of insulin. Katie and Giancarlo share their knowledge and experience to empower you to make your own informed decisions about diet, encouraging you to eat foods in their natural form and ditch the processed foods so that you too can enjoy good and lasting health.