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.

Happy New Year’s Resolution!

Finding Joy

Sex Hormones and Health

Sulfonylureas Lose Again

Diabetes Economics

Transforming Food Habits

Do Foods Have You in Their Power?

Solving the Fiber Puzzle

The Joys of Marketing

How Fishy Are You?

Pollution and Diabetes

The Double Whammy

What About Urine Tests?

Thin Type 2s?

Where Does Type 2 Come From?

Food and Diabetes Studies Show Surprises

Vegetables Rock!

Where Do You Find Hope?

Health and Happiness

Sleep, Stress, and Diabetes

When Can We Stop?

Illness and Fear

Are We an Epidemic?

Are People with Diabetes Sweeter?

Changing Killer Thoughts

Bariatric Surgery News

Is Weight Good for You?

Tight Control OK if You Want It

Health-Care System Needs Healing

News Roundup

Make it the “Feel Good” Diet

Does Your Body Know (What to Eat)?

Try the “Tastes Good” Diet

And Diabetes Makes Three

Eat Like a Caveman?

Qi Gong, Diabetes, and Me

Proud of Yourself?

Where Do You Find Support?

Living with Fear

Coping with Frustration

Discrimination and Diabetes

Emotions and Bad Habits

Ideas in Weight Control

Insulin, Fat, And Doctors

Fitness in Ten Minutes a Day

Not So Fast With the Insulin?

Do Emotions Help or Hurt You?

Is Weight Worth Another Book?

Stress, Inflammation, Diabetes

New Study, Same Problems

Too Many Drugs

Diets Don’t Work?

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