Sunday, November 29, 2015

Dr. Bill Quick's Posts

Out of Warranty

Ever have a car that was about to go out of warranty, and wonder how soon after that magic date that things would start to break?


It's sort of like that with an insulin pump. My present "old reliable" insulin pump's warranty expires next month, and after four years of flawless service, I'm wondering what will... Read moreChevron

The Next Great Thing in Type 1 Diabetes?

This past week, the diabetes headline-of-the-week was "Artificial Pancreas Outperforms Pump Tx in Randomized Trial." The story was referring to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Home Use of an Artificial... Read moreChevron

What You Need To Know About The Flu This Year

Each autumn, it's appropriate to remind people with diabetes (and everyone else) to get your annual flu vaccination.


Flu (more officially called influenza) is a viral infection that will, at least, cause a few days of misery, and, at most, can kill. It's caused by several closely-related viruses, and from year to year, the... Read moreChevron

Common Pain Reliever and Continuous Glucose Monitoring Are Not A Good Combo

Those of us who are using continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) may have already learned first-hand about the effects reported in a recent brief publication, Read moreChevron

Can Chiropractic Therapy Heal Neuropathy?

Our local newspaper recently had a four-page full-color advertising insert titled "Encouraging News for Neuropathy Patients." As neuropathy is a common and frustrating complication of diabetes, I was intrigued, and read the entire insert. According to the insert, "Local Doctor's Drug-Free, Neuropathy Treatment Relieves Poor Balance and Numbness... Read moreChevron