Hello, I'm Joe Muscat - middle aged businessman, leading the usual frantic lifestyle of 12 hour working days, erratic mealtimes and no time for exercise.
Until one day in October 1995 when I was told by my doctor that I was suffering from the onset of diabetes. That changed my life.
Soon I was learning how to inject myself with insulin, regulate mealtimes, test for sugar levels - and think hard about fitness, exercise and my weight. This was not a way of life that I wanted to accept - so I set about proving the medical profession wrong when they said that I would be on insulin for the rest of my life.
Now, I have lost 25 kilograms, exercise one hour a day, follow simple diet rules - and don't need insulin. Since June 2003, and hopefully forever.
And you could easily do the same!
Disclaimer: Everything I describe on this website has worked for me. I have no financial or other links with the South Beach Diet or other diabetic organisations. I just want to share my experiences with other diabetes sufferers in the hope that they too can live a better - and longer - life. Always consult your doctor or medical practitioner before undertaking any diet or exercise program.