Monday, April 27, 2015

Dr. Bill Quick's Posts

Standards of Care for Diabetes

Once a year, the American Diabetes Association updates their guidelines for diabetes care. They are published in January, and are available online. This year, however, they added a new twist: they have recently announced that they are also publishing their recommendations in a format designed specifically for primary care providers: Read moreChevron

6 Questions To Ask About Diabetes Camps

If you have a child with diabetes, or if you have time to volunteer to help and have some fun, you should be looking for a nearby diabetes camp, and signing up now.


The main reason for diabetes camps is camaraderie: some kids with diabetes might never have met another person their age with diabetes before attending camp.... Read moreChevron

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