Books & Resources

[Chronic Disease] Vixen

Ah, a few days after Halloween seems like an ideal time to mention Cancer Vixen, Marisa Acocella Marchetto’s  new “graphic novel” (comic book on steroids?) about her own face-off with “grim reaper” aka breast cancer — and how she kicked its butt, in 5-inch heels no less!
Love Vixens? Love gutsy people who Just Say NO to chronic disease?  Then you will want to watch the animated promo, HERE.
I’ve thumbed through this book in…

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Genetics and Health

How much do you know about the subject?  Not alot?  Me neither.  But that didn’t stop Science and Health Channel editor Hsien-Hsien Lei from interviewing me on the topic.  She wouldn’t take no for an answer.  See the interview HERE.

What I tried to get across was that us folks who actually live with chronic diseases tend to take a very pragmatic view of all things health-related.  For us, this is not some untapped market,…

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What Aggravates You Most?

Here’s something highly appropriate for your Monday: an in-depth look at the “Top 10 Patient Gripes” of diabetes patients around the country — a feature article researched and written by Yours Truly.

The article is presented in the October issue of Diabetes Health magazine and is also available online now HERE.
So only 10 gripes, you ask?  Is that all?!  Heck, I had to stop somewhere. 
Now wouldn’t you like to know what topped the…

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Our New Book, Unveiled

So you know I’ve been working on a “mystery book” for a while.  Well, it’s time for the wrapper to come off! Even though the cover design isn’t finished yet; this one’s just a temporary placeholder.
I’ve been privileged to co-author this book with Dr. Richard Jackson of the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston.  We’re calling it the “first-ever, hands-on guide to achieving a long and healthy life with diabetes.” It actually tells people in…

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Arthur Gets Cute with Diabetes, and SugarStats.com

Two unrelated juicy tips today:
1) Did you know that the popular Arthur cartoon series recently aired an episode featuring a pediatric pump patient?  The girl, named Corinne, discusses her condition, displays her Animas insulin pump, and even demonstrates LifeScan UltraSmart blood glucose monitoring — a mucho PR win for LifeScan, of course. But thanks for making diabetes “a little hip,” ay?  The episode, called “Desert Island Dish,” also features a segment on choosing healthy…

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