As a direct result of poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, and obesity, Type 2 diabetes has become a serious health risk for many teens. Presents the medical facts about diabetes; the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes; the risk factors for developing diabetes; the warning signs of diabetes; and the critical steps necessary to control diabetes, including changes in diet and exercise and proper medical care. Profiles teens who describe how they are controlling their diabetes in order to live long and healthy lives. Identifies ways you can help a friend or classmate who has diabetes. Also delivers a clear message that teens can take positive steps now to reduce their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and avoid the lifelong struggle of managing this potentially life-threatening disease.