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.

Looking Back to 2013

Prayer Medicine

Try Slowing Down

Do You Eat Organ Meats?

Controlling the Dawn Phenomenon


What Keeps You Going?

Diabetes and the “Obesity Paradox”

Should You Think About an SGLT2 Drug?

Do You Know Your Insulin Level?

Who Would You Be Without Diabetes?

Bodies Like Being Fat

Unwanted Advice

Why Do Test Strips Cost So Much? (Part 2)

Why Do Test Strips Cost So Much?

Pain, Insomnia, and Diabetes

Generics Versus Brand-Name Drugs

Why Raise Your A1C?

Should You Rely on Your Doctor?

Good Stress

Afraid of Diabetes

Top Fifteen Things I’ve Learned About Diabetes

UK Doc: Type 2 Often Curable

How Do You Keep Diabetes Logs?

Start With Three Drugs?

Going Nuts for Peanuts

The Right Germs: Gut Bacteria and Diabetes

Perfection, Diabetes Don’t Mix

Do You Meditate?

Two Lovely Days

Depression — Taking the First Step

Accepting Everything — Even Diabetes

Do You Have an Advance Directive?

How Important Is CoQ10?

Healing Leaky Livers

Can Beta Cells Be Healed?

Keeping Skin Healthy With Diabetes

Bitter Melon, Diabetes

No Starches, No Sugars — Then What?

How Low is Low Carb?

What Does Low Carb Mean?

Optimism With Diabetes

Working With Doctors

Self-Care for Pain

Drugs for Diabetes Pain

Does Diabetes Hurt?

Metformin Without the Misery

Learning About Sick Days

Drink More Water

How Healthy Do You Think You Are?

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