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Medical Zeitgeist

I am not on the pump. I get pretty good control with shots, so far. But my abdomen, until recently, looked like a battlefield. This is why we need those professional Diabetes Educators, who gave me some wonderful tips that ought to have been obvious.
First, stop jabbing the needle any old place, and come up with a pattern for different days of the week –- I call it the “belly-go-round” –- so you’re not…

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Universal Health Care: Is It Good for Us?

The push for universal health care is mostly about covering uninsured citizens, but what I wanted to know was: What would it mean for us diabetics and others with chronic diseases who depend so acutely on the system?
Background: In California, Sen. Sheila Kuehl (D- Los Angeles) just announced the California Health Insurance Reliability Act, her third stab at pushing a universal-care bill through the Legislature. This calls for a single-payer system like in Canada,…

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