Who should do the BSD?

    In countries like Australia, the US and the UK, nearly half the population over the age 40 have raised blood sugar levels and most are unaware. 1 in 4 type 2 diabetics do not know they are diabetic.

    You are at increased risk if you have a family history of diabetes, you are overweight or you have a waist which is more than half your height.

    Those most at risk are those who store fat in and around the internal organs where it is most damaging.

    The Blood Sugar Diet is designed not only to help those with diabetes or metabolic syndrome, but anyone with raised blood sugar levels (prediabetes). Prevention is better than cure and research has shown that prediabetics who lose weight cut their risk of developing diabetes by over 90%.

    Why blood sugar matters

    Blood sugar levels are normally tightly controlled by your body because if they are too high

    this can be seriously bad for your long term health. Rates of prediabetes and diabetes are soaring, and people are getting it younger and more aggressively.

    Symptoms of type 2 diabetes include feeling tired, thirsty, passing more urine than usual or having wounds that are slow to heal. Many people have no symptoms at all.

    The only reliable way to find out what is happening to your blood sugar levels is to have a blood test. This can be done by your doctor or you can easily test yourself by buying a blood glucose monitoring kit. The good news is that once you know you are at risk you can do something about it.