It was a delight to have a second opportunity to be on Sound Bites, the very successful Podcast of my colleague Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RDN, CDE. She invited me to talk about one of my passions – the need for people with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes to take early action after their diagnosis. We review the research to support this recommendation and I present several can-do actions steps people can take to prevent and slow disease progression. I also detail the contents of the 5th edition of my best-selling book Diabetes Meal Planning Made Easy. Please take a listen to the podcast!