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.

Treatment of Neuropathy

I recently received the following question: I was wondering what your thoughts on diabetic neuropathy are. I am solely relying on my various doctor’s opinions (symptoms and prick test) who say I have small fiber neuropathy. I have been on an insulin ...
Bill Quick, M.D.

Celebrities with Diabetes or with Prediabetes

I wouldn’t be surprised if most of our readers have learned one-way-or-another in the last day or two that actor Tom Hanks recently revealed to The Late Show television host David Letterman that he (Tom) has recently been diagnosed as having type 2 d...
Bill Quick, M.D.

Is My Thirst Due to Diabetes?

Recently, the question was asked: I was officially diagnosed last month with diabetes (Type 2) at the age of 43. I already have RA [rheumatoid arthritis] and hypothyroid (due to Graves’ disease). The endo prescribed metformin. My sugar levels are ste...
Bill Quick, M.D.

Time To Change Names, Again

Every generation or two, people get frustrated with diabetes nomenclature, and after much pushing and shoving, the names of the different varieties of diabetes get changed. Years ago, diabetes was not subdivided. But it was noted that sometimes folks ...
Bill Quick, M.D.

Dead in Bed Syndrome

Twitter recently got in a twit about a statement someone found on the Internet: "One in 20 type 1 diabetics die in their sleep due to a sudden drop in their blood sugar." That’s quite a statistic, and one that raises all sorts of questions...
Bill Quick, M.D.

An OTC "Glucose Stabilizer"

Update July 23, 2013: The FDA has sent the manufacturer of Glucocil a Warning Letter indicating that it is misbranded, and an unapproved new drug. Recently, advertisements for an over-the-counter product with herbal, vitamin, and other ingredients th...
Bill Quick, M.D.

Can Diabetes Be Cured?

Recently, the question was asked: "Can diabetes be totally cured? Is there any medicine that will cure diabetes totally?" My reply: You have asked the same questions that everyone else thinks about, and that everyone hopes will have an ans...
Bill Quick, M.D.