Don't feel like a prick? : The companion book to the Alby Mangels film on diabetes
Many people have asked me why I've written this book. The reason is simple. Although I have lived around diabetes since I was seven years old, even though several of my friends and neighbours were diagnosed with the condition years ahead of my own recent diagnosis, it wasn't until I was diagnosed that I truly realised the terrifying level of apathy and denial there is about diabetes, the minefield of misinformation that is out there, nor how enormous the spread of this global pandemic has become. There are countless books and theories and claims and counterclaims about diabetes, and in no way is this modest little publication designed to be the ultimate authority on the disease - far from it. No, my reason for doing this is to make you laugh, make you think, wake you up and show you both how easy and how important it is that you take responsibility and take it seriously... NOW. My father was a pharmaceutical chemist, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Health (London), chairman of an international pharmaceutical company... and a diabetic. He was diagnosed with Type Two diabetes when he was 36 years old, slim bordering on skinny, active and otherwise healthy. His career began in medical research and ultimately took him all over the world from the darkest corners of West Africa to the most fashionable quarters of Paris and the Caribbean. In the process he met some of the finest medical minds on the planet (many of whom are still my personal friends) and he witnessed some horrors that defy belief... and he did all this as a diabetic. Open, raw, honest, at times funny, at times poignant, at times unapologetically confrontational, this book is designed to inspire, assist and guide you - particularly if you are pre-diabetic, newly diagnosed with diabetes Type Two, or if you are a friend or family member of a diabetic. All facts and statistics in this book have sources from the official authorities on diabetes... my irreverent language and tone have not! * Enjoy * Be inspired * Take action!
- Paperback | 98 pages
- 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
- 29 Jun 2012
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- North Charleston SC, United States
About Andrew Jacob
Lynn Santer is a novelist, biographer, ghost writer, celebrity manager, screenwriter, film producer, founder of The Magical Scarecrows "Let's Make Magic" programs for disabled and disadvantaged children, a wildlife conservation crusader, founder of the "Passion for Peace" program comprised of Saddam Hussein's former personal pilot, an ultra orthodox Israeli Rabbi and a spokesperson from World Vision, a nominee for the Pride of Australia medal... and she is also a diabetic.