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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.


Why Me? Diabetes and the Story of Job

But with diabetes, especially Type 2, people blame you. They think it’s your fault, and they tell you so…

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How Helping Others Helps You

Science is showing that a very old treatment may be the best single thing you can do for your health. The treatment is altruism, or helping others…

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Diabetes and Your Mouth

Here’s a good diabetes New Year’s Resolution. Repeat after me: This year I will take care of my mouth!

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Diabetes Holiday Blues

The holidays are depressing times for some people. Diabetes doesn’t help…

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A Short Fast for the Holidays

Holidays are known for overeating, but here’s a possible way out…

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A Diabetes Cure in Mice

A generic blood pressure medicine healed beta cells, curing diabetes in mice. Scientists are now recruiting for a human study…

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What Has Diabetes Taught You?

I’ve been living with chronic illness for 30 years. I’ve learned a lot from the experience, and I bet you have learned from diabetes…

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People Treat You Differently With Diabetes

Sometimes, medical problems aren’t as bad as how other people react to us. Have you had experiences like these?

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Love Hormone Treats Diabetes

Is love a diabetes treatment? Studies are finding that oxytocin, the “love hormone” or “bonding hormone,” improves health in diabetes. More love equals lower glucose levels…

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Healing Numb Feet

Diabetes is hard on feet. Fortunately, there are some good ways to heal and protect your feet…

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