No Sugar Added - Straight Talk From Those Living With Diabetes" was co-authored by Dr. Jean Norris and her son, Mike. For 25 years now, Jean has lived with Type 1 diabetes. Throughout her life experiences as a diabetic, and in her role as a board member of the JDRF Illinois Chapter, Jean has been enlightened and inspired by countless individuals who have coped with the disease and, ultimately, thrived. It was her goal to bring some of these stories to the world as a way to offer support, advice, and hope to others.
Mike Norris, too, has been affected by diabetes his entire life. He’s seen the impact the disease has had on his mother since he can remember, as he described in the book’s eloquent introduction. As Mike spoke with individuals and families and wrote their stories, he learned how powerful sharing stories of hard times and hope can empower people.