Thursday, April 02, 2015

Dr. Bill Quick's Posts

How To Eat Everything Without The Calories

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.


  1. UNEVEN EDGES ~ Pies and cakes should be cut neatly, in even wedges... Read moreChevron

Safety of Insulin Pumps

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) recently issued a joint statement about the safety of insulin pumps. Titled Insulin Pump Risks and Benefits: A Clinical Appraisal of Pump Safety Standards, Adverse... Read moreChevron

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 is over $700 per month, which means I will hit the doughnut... Read moreChevron

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, of course, a catchphrase similar to "miracle cure," and should have... Read moreChevron

Irisin: Diabetes Hormone or a Myth?

Back in 2012, a reader asked "Have you heard of a proposed new drug based on the hormone irisin?"


My reply to the reader was brief ("It's way too early to speculate whether this will lead to new therapy for any condition."), but I decided to... Read moreChevron