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.

Diabetes Drugs for Weight Loss

A new liraglutide drug was recently approved by the FDA for weightloss—while those with diabetes use the same thing for bloog sugar levels.
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A Diabetes Q&A

Dr. Bill Quick answers questions about managing blood glucose, the relationship between diabetes and bell’s palsy, causes of stiff shoulders and more.
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What to Know About Nightscout

A healthcare professional living with diabetes reviews the new Nightscout gadget and includes a step-by-step user guide.
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Clindamycin, bursitis, and hyperglycemia

I recently saw the following question: I’m a juvenile-onset (type 1) diabetic. I was prescribed clindamycin for olecranon bursitis [inflammation of the fluid-filled sac at the elbow], and have been running higher than normal blood sugar levels since ...
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A1C Levels for Truck Drivers

I recently saw the following question: I am a truck driver who was diagnosed with type 2. What is an acceptable level when it comes to the A1c? My reply: What level of A1C is “acceptable” depends on who you ask According to the American Diabetes Asso...
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My Feet are Burning and Pins Are Sticking

I recently saw the following question: My feet feel like something is stuck to the bottom of them all the time. They burn sometimes and sometimes they feel like pins are sticking in them. What can I take to make them feel better? I have type 2 diabet...
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Januvia for Type 1 Diabetes

What happens if a person with type 1 diabetes takes Januvia? My reply: Januvia is the brand name for a diabetes drug that’s also known as sitagliptin. Sitagliptin was the first diabetes treatment approved in a new class of drugs known as DPP-4 inhibi...
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