William Quick, M.D.Health Professional
Bill Quick, M.D., is a physician who lives with diabetes. He is the editor of www.D-is-for-Diabetes.com and a past president of the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Dr. Quick wrote about diabetes for HealthCentral.
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Each autumn, it’s appropriate to remind people with chronic conditions (and everyone else) to get your annual flu vaccination.
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 injection...
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 t...
Technology to manage diabetes, such as a continuous glucose monitor, can be very helpful. But what do you do if it poops out on you?
I’m out of control solutions for both my blood glucose meters. And I must admit, I haven’t thought about control solutions (which I’ll abbreviate as CSs) for at least a year, ever since I received my most recent meter, and dutifully ran the CS on it ...
Ever wonder how long a vial of refrigerated insulin can last? See what Dr. Bill Quick says about what to look for to see if insulin may have gone bad.
Living with diabetes shouldn’t stop you from traveling - but you should be traveling safe and prepared. Follow this checklist to make sure you’re ready for summer travel!