During my years in practice as a primary care physician, I discovered that a lot of patients recently been diagnosed or who have been living with diabetes for quite some time had a lot of questions about their disease and do not have the resources with sufficient clarity that they truly `get it'. With the number of people with diabetes expected to double to 44 million in the next 25 years in the United States, now more than ever, we need to become more aware of measures to prevent or treat early diabetes. In my experience, a typical 15 minute office visit is not enough time to answer all the questions; especially questions that relate to how to live with the knowledge needed to move them forward. As the saying goes, `knowledge is power'. I have written in a simple and yet illustrative phrases. I have set the book out explaining the different aspects of diabetes care using each letter of the alphabet. By empowering people with knowledge, they are able to make better informed and healthier decisions. In addition to being a physician, I am also trained as a life coach. My goal in this manual is to focus more on wellness than disease. My assertion is that being diagnosed with diabetes does not mean that you cannot live a life that focuses on being healthy and doing things to support your wellbeing. In fact on the contrary it is a call to embrace a wellness lifestyle with enthusiasm and an optimistic attitude.
Dr. Eno Nsima-Obot is a board certified physician in Internal Medicine, with over 20 years of experience in the health & wellness industry. She graduated from medical school with awards in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Clinical Pharmacology. She was also the recipient for the quarterly award for compassion when she worked at a large multi-specialty medical group. To support of her wellbeing, she enjoys running, yoga and resistance training and has participated in several half marathons and also completed the 2008 Chicago Marathon. Dr Eno is an internationally sought after speaker and coach. She has appeared on TV and radio and is passionate about helping people `get it', enabling them to move their lives forward in a powerful way. She is dedicated to the greater good for humanity through personal transformation. A self described `walking question mark for possibility' Dr Eno's extensive years of experience as a primary care physician motivated her to step beyond the walls of the traditional medical model, in order to stand in an authentic space for her patients and clients. Join Dr Eno as she partners with you to create your personal road map as access to a higher level of wellbeing.