December 1997 Issue

Dealing with Diabetes: Diet and Exercise Hold Key to Control

(Final in a two-part series on diabetes.) Every day, 1,700 Americans are diagnosed with diabetes, says the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Thousands more have the disorder but don't know it. (See EN, November 1997, for a quiz to determine if you're at risk.) Most have type 2, the form common in older people, which usually results from the body's inability to recognize insulin, the hormone that normalizes blood sugar (glucose) levels. Less common

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