I’m a Traveling Man Who Has Diabetes

This morning I told my wife that I wasn’t sure what to blog about this week. She then asked me what it was I was thinking about writing on. I said self-pity. I then said, before she had time to comment on my topic of choice, that I was going to approach the self-pity part from the point of view that I rarely, if ever, engage in it when it comes to my diabetes. Instead, I was going to approach it from, well… how it is I try to (and often succeed in) turning on its head my initial inclination — which happens often — to whine or grouse about the mundane, quotidian care required for my self-management, and instead, when the desire to play the woe-is-me diabetes card strikes, do just the opposite… Read More “I’m a Traveling Man Who Has Diabetes”

Lantus and Cancer: Further Study Needed

Late last week, results from several European studies showing a possible link between Lantus (insulin glargine) and cancer were published online in the journal Diabetologia. Health agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) have been swift in their response to the release of this information, indicating that the studies are not conclusive and that people with diabetes should not stop taking Lantus without speaking to their doctors… Read More “Lantus and Cancer: Further Study Needed”

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