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Scott Coulter

Scott Coulter

Scott Coulter is a Philadelphia-based musician and music educator. He is currently the keyboardist for several Philadelphia-area bands, including the Dirk Quinn Band, The Wallace Brothers Band, and his own original project, Get Happy. In addition to performing, Scott teaches jazz piano at the Settlement Music School. Scott was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 15 and has spent a great deal of time learning how to successfully manage his blood sugar while living part-time on the road and working until 3 AM on a regular basis. Scott is married to a beautiful, supportive, extraordinary wife, and together they are the proud parents of four cats.


Fear and Diabetes…

I wanted to write this week about diabetes and fear. This came up for me recently when I woke up with severely low blood sugar…

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Hitting the Road

A two-week music tour starts tomorrow morning. The road presents a whole set of challenges for people with diabetes…

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It’s Hard Work, But We Can Manage

Living with diabetes, we understand what it means to persevere through difficulty…

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The Anatomy of Transformation

A breakdown is the first step toward breakthrough, because a breakdown is the full and conscientious realization of what is no longer working…

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Double Down

Tackling the issue of my increased blood sugar levels, I’ve discovered something very interesting things that I thought I would share with everyone this week…

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Time for Some Help

Today, I had cereal for breakfast, skipped lunch, and am planning on a cheese sandwich for dinner, since it seems like every time I eat something my blood sugar responds like a geyser!

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Canary in the Coal Mine

I recently read a very interesting research article on mindfulness training and diabetes management among U.S. veterans with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes…

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When Things Fall Off Course…

I was having a great few weeks with my blood sugar! Every time I checked, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, bingo! Right in range! It was great. I was relaxed, happy, and coasting through my days. And then I had a few days of really “wonky” numbers…

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What Is Hope?

As some regular readers of this blog might know, I have a policy when it comes to diabetes research. But lately, I’ve been breaking this policy, reading more and more about the state of research and where it’s likely heading…

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We’re Getting There…Eventually

I’m glad we have the FDA. I’m glad we take our time testing things before rushing them to market. I’m glad medical advances are thoroughly vetted before being widely adopted and used in the general population. However, when it comes to research on “Type 1 diabetes cures,” it is enough to drive you mad!

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