Books & Resources

Mr. Universe’s Little Book with Big Pom-Poms

It’s only 110 pages. I read it on the plane on the way home from St. Louis. It’s an “exercise prescription” to prevent Type 2 and combat Type 1 diabetes. It’s The Diabetes Antidote from Mr. Natural Universe Doug Burns, with Denny Dressman (he’s the journalist who helped NFL star Jay Leeuwenberg write Yes I Can! Yes You Can! — a review for another day).
This little book from Mr. Big Type 1 is a…

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TCOYD!

Nope, nothing to do with frozen yogurt. Just a reminder that if you haven’t attended one of Dr. Steven Edelman’s Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) conferences around the country, get off the couch and do it, will ya?!
Here’s the deal:
They’re one-day Saturday sessions running from about 8am-5pm. The day starts with a welcome from Dr. Edelman himself, which you will not want to miss (suffice it to say his wife thinks he…

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Pssst!… 50 Secrets of the Longest Living PWDs

Dr. Sheri Colberg of diabetes exercise science fame and Dr. Steven Edelman of TCOYD have come out with a new book with a quite intriguing title. Everybody loves a secret, right? Well they’ve got dozens of ‘em for you, in 50 Secrets of the Longest Living People with Diabetes (Marlowe Diabetes Library, 2007).
It’s encouraging, informative, and easy to read… definitely my kind of diabetes book! If nothing else, you’ll be delighted to discover how…

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CWD’s Summer Bash

Darn it, another great event I’m going to miss! This year’s Children With Diabetes Friends for Life 2007 Conference July 11-15 (at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Florida) looks, well… extraordinary.

This is the annual reunion-type bash for families and individuals living with type 1 diabetes — although I happen to know that reknowned type 2 journalist David Mendosa will be “sneaking in as an imposter” this year as well. Organizer Jeff Hitchcock tells me…

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Survivorship Reconsidered

My new column this month at dLife is not exactly a book review, but something more akin to a “book encounter.”
I recently received an advance copy of medical writer Jill Sklar’s The Five Gifts of Illness.  Sklar was diagnosed herself with Crohn’s Disease in 2002.
What she’s done is explore the whole concept of “survivorship” from a new angle:
“Surviving chronic illness is a relatively new concept in the history of civilization,” Sklar writes.…

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