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.

When You Were Diagnosed

Treating Diabetes With Fiber

How Fiber Helps With Diabetes

Meat and Diabetes

Are Small Amounts of Sweets OK?

Chocolate As Diabetes Medicine

Toxic Chemicals and Type 1

Toxic Chemicals and Diabetes

The Mystery of Look AHEAD

Diabetes and Your Eyes — More Than Retinopathy

Is There a Cure?

Driving With Diabetes

Coping With Lows

How Do You Feel About Change?

Diabetes Balancing Act

New Research on High Glucose Levels

Do You Feel Deprived?

Don’t Believe Your Thoughts

Love and Health

Why is Type 1 Surging?

Foods’ Strange Tricks

Are You a Fighter?

Vegetables to the Rescue

Glycemic Index Confusion

Is Milk Bad for You? Diabetes and Milk

Diabetes Complications Dropping

Thankful for Diabetes?

Your Diabetes and Your Family

Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Reversed?

Does Self-Monitoring Have to Hurt?

Learning About the Insulin Response

Mindful Glucose Monitoring

Nuts Will Change Your Life

Magnesium: The Forgotten Healer

What Causes Type 2 — Genes or Food?

Comfort Eating With Diabetes

Put Out the Fire of Diabetes Inflammation

Beans Will Rock Your World

Are You a Role Model?

Recovering From Diabetes Fatigue

Stress and Fatigue

Fatigued? More Sleep May Help

What Causes Diabetes Fatigue?

Crying as Medicine

Metformin Wonder Drug

Are Statins for You?

Misdiagnosing Type 1 Diabetes

Vacation From Diabetes?

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