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.

Food Politics

Families and Self-Care

What’s for Breakfast?

Does Dieting Cause Weight Gain?

Your Family History

A Good Cry?

New Drugs: Myths and Facts

Furry Medicine

Preparing for Hard Times

Might As Well Vote

Does Health Affect Your Relationships?

Mistakes People Make With Doctors

Speaking Up for Myself

Self-Managing Chronic Pain (Part 3): Medications and Groups

Mind Over Pain?

Self-Managing Chronic Pain (Part 1)

The Mysteries of Pain

An Epidemic of Pain

Does Your Educator Have a Clue?

Fighting for Food

Different Foods for Different Folks

Are Your Meds Making You Fat?

Partners Speak Out About Sex

ADA Advice on Sex

New Answers on Exercise

What to Eat? ADA Speakers Disagree

In the Palace of Diabetes

How Much (Monitoring) is Too Much? (Part 2)

How Much (Monitoring) is Too Much?

The New York Times Discovers Exercise

"Angry with God"

Power Naps, Health Naps

Insurance Tips from the ADA

Stay Out of the Swamp

Getting Health Insurance

Diabetes and the Brain

Love Your Feet

The Misuse of Science

Weight, Prejudice, and Type 2 Diabetes

Write It Down

Some Things Are Worse Than Sugar

ACCORD Travesty

To Band or Not to Band

Out of Shape in Two Months

The Green Triangle

Have You Tried Group Medicine?

What’s Your Motivation?

Stop Waking Up! (Part 2)

Stop Waking Up!

Do You CAM?

New Year’s Resolutions

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Carbohydrate Restriction: An Option for Diabetes Management
Some people find that decreasing the amount of carbohydrate they eat can help with blood glucose control. Here’s what to know about this approach.

Insulin Patch Pumps: A New Tool for Type 2
Patch pumps are simpler to operate than traditional insulin pumps and may be a good option for some people with Type 2 diabetes who need insulin.

How Much Do You Know About Vitamins?
Learn what these micronutrients can and can’t do for you.

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