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Lawrence 'Rick' Phillips

Patient Expert

Lawrence “Rick” Phillips is 59 years old and loves to laugh, have fun, and write his blog. Rick blogs at RADiabetes, and he is frequent contributor to TUDiabetes and CreakyJoints. Rick coordinates the annual RABlog Week activities, which will occur September 25 to October 1, 2017.

Latest by Lawrence 'Rick' Phillips

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Second Opinion

Patients Must Speak Up on Insulin Costs

Insulin prices are rising. But what can you, as a patient, do about it?

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Four Factors Driving Insulin Prices

As the price of insulin increases, the diabetes community continues to try to understand the factors that drive price per vial.

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Tips for Healthy Eating With RA and Diabetes

With RA and diabetes, eating is a balancing act. Rick shares his daily diet and worthy pleasures.

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Talk to Your Children About Chronic Illness

When you live with chronic illness, it's important to be open and have a lifelong, ongoing conversation with your children. Here's how we did it in my family.

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Diabetes Blog Week Coming Soon

Want to blog about diabetes? Here’s how.

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Q&A on Rheumatoid Arthritis and Diabetes

People with rheumatoid arthritis are about 50 percent more likely to develop diabetes. Our patient expert explains how he manages it.

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Relationships With Chronic Illness

Married with diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, or other chronic condition? Here are tips for how you can be a supportive partner with your condition.

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Coping with RA as a Man

As a man, it may be hard to let go of the sterotypical lifestyle of providing for your family - but when you have RA, you may not have a choice. There are ways to cope, and find passion and provide support for your family in other ways.