More than 9% of Americans have diabetes, which puts them at higher risk for a heart attack or stroke. Like other chronic conditions, managing the disease through a healthy diet and regular exercise is essential to controlling the symptoms, and yet many patients can learn to live well and thrive physically. Eno Nsima-Obot, a British-born and Nigerian-raised physician, saw that many of her patients were overwhelmed by the Type 2 diabetes diagnosis, so she penned a conversational how-to book that shares her professionally practical tips for maintaining an optimal lifestyle. Her recently released handbook, Dr. Eno’s A-to-Z Guide to Thriving with Diabetes, was awarded the Book Excellence Award in the medical category. The Book Excellence Awards honors authors from all genres and backgrounds and provides them the opportunity to showcase their work on a global platform.
In addition to more than 20 years of experience in the health and wellness industry, Eno is a respected life coach and highly sought-after public speaker. She will visit Books & Company in Oconomowoc at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15.