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

Patients Must Speak Up on Insulin Costs

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

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.

Tips for Healthy Eating With RA and Diabetes

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

How Do You Talk to Your Children About Chronic Illness?

Play is a great opportunity to talk to kids about chronic illness, creating a safe, open connection.

Diabetes Blog Week Coming Soon

Want to blog about diabetes? Here’s how.

4 Questions and Answers about Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis and Diabetes

Rick Phillips was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1974 and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in 2000. He gives his perspective on managing both conditions.

What Can People With Chronic Illness Do To Support Their Partners?

I saw Sheryl for the first time in high school and was smitten. When I finally got the nerve to ask her for a date she said no — three times. One year after high school she asked me out. We were married 15 months later. At the time, I had type 1 diab...

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.