Bill Quick, M.D., Health Professional

Bill Quick, M.D., is a physician who is living with diabetes. He is the editor of www.D-is-for-Diabetes.com. Dr. Quick wrote about diabetes for HealthCentral.

Calories Don't Count

We have found that with careful eating, it is possible to eat entire (tasty) meals without consuming a single calorie! The following is a list of advice that is a composite of many such lists to be found on the Internet. UNEVEN EDGES ~ Pies and cakes ...
Bill Quick, M.D.

The High Cost of Diabetes

I recently received the following question: I have type 2 diabetes, I’m on Medicare, and I take 80 units of insulin daily. Currently, I am taking Lantus [insulin glargine] and I need 10 pens per month. My current provider says that the insulin cost i...
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A Suspicious Webinar About Diabetes

A friend who is living with diabetes recently forwarded me an invitation to listen to a webinar (internet seminar) titled, “Reversing Diabetes types 1.5, 2 and 3.” I was intrigued enough by the title to sign up to participate. “Reversing diabetes” is...
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The Latest "Me-Too" Insulin Product

The manufacturer of a very popular insulin product, Lantus (insulin glargine), has a problem.The drug, which had 5.72 billion euros ($7.7 billion) in sales last year, loses patent protection soon. Typically, when a drug goes off-patent, profits plumm...
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Splitting Insulin Glargine Doses

I’ve been asked (again) about optimizing how to give the dose of Lantus (insulin glargine), so I decided I’ll share my thoughts on-line. First, a disclaimer: (1) I previously worked for Aventis and later Sanofi-Aventis, the manufacturer of Lantus, in ...
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Diabetes and the Thyroid Gland

Problems with the thyroid gland can make it more difficult to manage your diabetes. Here’s how the conditions are connected.
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Diabetes Q&A

Dr. Bill Quick answers your questions about insulin resistance, cough medicine, alcohol, and more.
Bill Quick, M.D.