Diabetes Self-Management Blog

David Spero

David Spero

David Spero has been a nurse for 32 years and has lived with multiple sclerosis for 25 years. He is author of two books: The Art of Getting Well: Maximizing Health When You Have a Chronic Illness (Hunter House 2002), and Diabetes: Sugar-coated Crisis – Who Gets It, Who Profits, and How to Stop It (New Society 2006). He writes for Diabetes Self-Management and Arthritis Self-Management magazines. He is a project director with New Health Partnerships: Improving care by Engaging Patients, a project of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

Going Home for the Holidays

Coping With Stress Through Relaxation

Reducing Stress

Accepting

Native Americans, Love, and Diabetes

Are You Ready for the Holidays?

Grab Some Z’s

Depression—The Power Cure

Self-Managing Depression

Depression and Type 2 Diabetes—Symptoms or Disease? (Part 2)

Depression and Type 2 Diabetes—Symptoms or Disease?

Changing a Bad Habit

Learning About Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load

Carbs vs. Fats—Who’s to Blame?

Say the Magic Word

I Need Some Rest

Answering Reader Questions

How the Medical System Hurts People With Diabetes

Sicker Than Sicko

Laugh With Me

In The Mood

Sex, Intimacy, and Diabetes

Is it Type 2 or is it LADA?

Put Your Mask on First

Let’s Get Moving

Type 2 Diabetes—An Environmental Illness

Wellness is a Team Sport, Part 2: Working With Family

Wellness is a Team Sport, Part 1: "I Hate to Ask"

Introducing Myself

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Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring — Part 1: The Gear
Blood glucose self-monitoring is one of the keys to diabetes control. Here are the tools you need to carry out this task.

Perfectionism: An Impossible Goal in Diabetes Management
Striving for good self-care is important, but perfectionism can make diabetes care — and life — more difficult.

Recipes for Spring
Enjoy recipes for Baked salmon on beet greens, Tofu and snow pea slaw, Radish and cucumber salad, Spinach pinwheels, Beet salad with citrus dressing, and Stuffed berries.

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