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William Quick, M.D.

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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.

Latest by William Quick, M.D.

Insulin vials and a syringe.
Medication

Bad Insulin: When to Toss the Vial

Learn how to store your insulin to keep its potency, and how you can tell when it has gone bad and needs to be thrown out.

What to Ask Your Doctor about Non-Insulin Injectables

What to Ask Your Doctor about Non-Insulin Injectables

Non-insulin injectables might be the treatment you’ve been looking for to control your diabetes, once and for all.

There's Always a First Shot

There's Always a First Shot

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...

Diabetes and Eye Care
Prevention

Diabetes and Eye Care

How important are regular eye exams if you’re living with diabetes?

Diabetes and the Thyroid Gland

Diabetes and the Thyroid Gland

Problems with the thyroid gland can make it more difficult to manage your diabetes. Here’s how the conditions are connected.

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Diabetes Drugs for Weight Loss

A new liraglutide drug was recently approved by the FDA for weightloss—while those with diabetes use the same thing for bloog sugar levels.

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Bell's Palsy and Diabetes

I recently saw the following question: My husband was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy today and he has diabetes. How can I help him? Is Bell’s Palsy related to having diabetes? My reply: To answer your last question first: yes, Bell’s Palsy is related to ...

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Dead in Bed Syndrome

Twitter recently got in a twit about a statement someone found on the Internet: "One in 20 type 1 diabetics die in their sleep due to a sudden drop in their blood sugar." That’s quite a statistic, and one that raises all sorts of questions...

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Could Your Diabetes Be Causing Nerve Damage?

Diabetic neuropathies are a family of nerve disorders caused by diabetes. People with diabetes can, over time, develop nerve damage throughout the body. Some people with nerve damage have no symptoms. Others may have symptoms such as pain, tingling, ...

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What Does a Glucose Value of 3.4 Mean?

I just saw the following question: If my glucose test is 3.4, what does this mean? I had tested in the past several times and it came back 5.6, 6.6, and 5.4 but never so low as 3.4. I am 59 years and not a diet person. My reply: As you know, your blo...