This information-packed text is designed to educate and motivate diabetic patients to be active members of their health care teams. Guidance is provided on how to prevent or delay the onset of potential complications. Oral medication and insulin therapy are described, with suggestions for achieving the best possible control. Proactive health maintenance steps, including recommended diet, appropriate exercise, and foot and eye care, are delineated. Advances in home glucose monitoring are presented, including continuous glucose monitoring.