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.

Bad Resolution

Getting Back to Sleep

Successful Medical Appointments

Refusing Medical Treatments

Why We Spend So Much On Medicines

Alone With Diabetes

Your Body: Love It or Leave It

Dealing With Diabetes Fatigue

Two Nights, Two Celebrations

Diabetes and Sleep

Learning Our Limits

Dealing With Hunger

Hot Research on Genes and Diabetes

Prejudiced Against Ourselves?

Do You Need More People?

Why “Healthy” Foods Aren’t Always

Activity Yes, Exercise Maybe

Diabetes on the Web

New Research on the Pleasure Cure

How Studies Can Mislead

Small Steps

One Step at a Time

Cinnamon and Other Herbal Remedies

Beyond Diet and Exercise

Controlling Blood Pressure

More Meaningful Than We Know

Coping With Bad News

Eggs and Dairy Now “Heart Healthy”

No More Mr. Nice Girl

Sleep is the Best Medicine

The Rhythm of Health

The Alcohol–Vinegar Cure

Best and Worst Foods?

Does Diabetes Need a New Name?

Death Is Not the Enemy

Type 1s Vs. Type 2s?

For the Veterans

Insulin Resistance — Not the Whole Story

Does Fat Cause Insulin Resistance?

“You Have to Love Yourself”

Can Diabetes Save Your Life?

Treat People, Not Numbers

Why We Need Reasons to Live

Shivering in Alaska

Loving Louisiana

Mixed Feelings on Tech

Neither 1 Nor 2

What Do You Wish They Knew?

Watch Your Mouth!

Health Advice — Stop Worrying About It

Sunshine in a Bottle

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