Thursday, December 18, 2014

Dr. Bill Quick's Posts

There's Always a First Shot for People with Diabetes

Once upon a time, everyone who uses insulin or other injectable medications had to take their first shot. It's a nerve-wracking experience, to be sure, and one that elicits fear, loathing, sweating,  tremors, tears, and memories of childhood injections. Remember when you were a kid, and needed a shot? The needle seemed like a spear, and... Read moreChevron

Diabetes Q&A: Managing Blood Glucose, Bell's Palsy, and Stiff Shoulders

I'm going to continue with a series of questions and answers about diabetes topics that I started last month. Last time I answered six questions; here are six more...


7.) My son consistently has high... Read moreChevron

Diabetes Ain't Funny

Yesterday's comic strips included a cartoon that had an unexpected punch line. I've been thinking it over, and think that there's a point made in the comic that's not funny, but probably worthy of discussion.

The first frame of... Read moreChevron

Diabetes Q&A: Caffeine, Numb Feet, and Diet

I've recently received a bunch of questions about diabetes and related conditions, and decided to respond to some of them here.


1.) How does caffeine affect diabetes?

 

Caffeine has long been suspected of having some deleterious effects on diabetes, mostly on type 2... Read moreChevron

Nightscout: A Diabetes Gadget I'm Now Using

A few days ago, I wrote about A Diabetes Gadget I Might Use: Nightscout and promised that I was going to get going with assembling my Nightscout gadget, and that I'd fill you in on how it goes.


I'm... Read moreChevron