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Gretchen Becker

Gretchen Becker, Health Guide

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Author, Humorist, wildlyfluctuating.blogspot.com

Insulin and Your Heart

Type 2 diabetes is defined as having insulin resistance (IR). At least in the early stages of the disease, you’re producing plenty of insulin, but because of the IR, the insulin doesn’t work very well. (Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease and results in insulin deficiency.)

 

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Dr. Bill Quick

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Physician who is living with diabetes; editor of www.D-is-for-Diabetes.com

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

Gretchen Becker

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Weight Gain and Drugs

There’s nothing more distressing than to discover, after strictly following a diet, that you’ve not only not lost weight, but you’ve gained.

 

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Dr. Bill Quick

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Physician who is living with diabetes; editor of www.D-is-for-Diabetes.com

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

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Dr. Bill Quick

Dr. Bill Quick, Health Pro

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Physician who is living with diabetes; editor of www.D-is-for-Diabetes.com

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

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