Out of what might have been a wholly defeating situation, Mrs. Macaulay has evolved a fundamental concept for useful, active, normal living for diabetics. With no slightest effort to underplay or minimize the seriousness of what diabetes involves by way of a changed schedule, she shows how tasty, normal meals can be planned, how a science of substitutes can be learned (to simplify eating out etc.), how the five musts can be attained (insulin, diet, personal hygiene, exercise, and proper psychological attitudes). Out of broad personal experience with diabetics in her own family, she indicates the danger signals, the need for watchfulness, the wisdom of acceptance- even for children, the emergency measures. The second part of the book presents planned menus and recipes, charts for comparative diets adult and juvenile, substitutes, measurements of meat, etc. An appendix contains some valuable data on equipment, staples, and food values...The best diabetic cookbook I've seen. In these days of specialized cookbooks, this is outstanding not only in its field, but for its same approach to diabetes.