Десетки хиляди европейци са на ръба на развитието на диабет. Само постоянните промени в начина на живот могат да направят промяна. Кой път ще поемете?
Илюстрация от Стивън Чийтъм за Reader 's Digest International Edition
Your blood sugar is too high. You have pre-diabetes. When Gail Tudor heard her doctor say that in July last year, the 54-year-old U.K. wedding videographer was shocked. How could she? She had a normal body mass index of 24, and she followed the NHS-recommended diet low in fat and high in fruits, vegetables and healthy grains. Plus Gail, a mother of two who lives in Wales, was very active—skating, walking, kayaking, and more. Since she already did those things, her doctor said, it was unlikely she could reverse her path to Type 2 diabetes. She was offered a treatment plan including drugs, and was told that it was likely she’d need them for the rest of her life. I couldn’t believe it