What They’re Not Saying About Art Buchwald’s Impending Death

Many of you may be following the quirky approach that humorist Art Buchwald is taking to his own impending death, giving interviews and holding court in a Washington hospice. The apex of his life’s quotable quotes being: “The question is not, Why must we die? but rather, What are we doing here in the first place?” (He also said, “Dying is easy; parking is impossible”)
Leave it to Art to teach us how to die…

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What Does Insulin Sound Like?

OK, this is nutty. I just discovered that a serious composer released a serious score that puts to music various biochemicals intrinsic to our bodies. Todd Barton has recorded “Insulin,” “Antibody” (HIV), and “Trypsin” (enzymes), to name a few.
His “Genome 1” composition, which put sound to DNA, was presented at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, as part of the Human Genome Project a few years ago.
So what does insulin sound like? Unlucky for…

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Biking & Blood Sugar, or Extreme Sports with a Twist

Fresh air, the whir of wheels on the road, periodic stops to prick fingers, test blood, and down some glucose… sounds like another case of diabetic athletes pushing the limits, no?
My latest “D-celebrity” lunch was with an incredibly fit (and cute!) young professional named Matt Vogel, a Type 1 diabetic, sales specialist for Deltec Cozmo, and co-founder of Insulin Factor –- a Northern California based community of diabetics who enjoy competitive cycling, triathlons, marathons…

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Biking & Blood Sugar, or Extreme Sports with a Twist

Fresh air, the whir of wheels on the road, periodic stops to prick fingers, test blood, and down some glucose… sounds like another case of diabetic athletes pushing the limits, no?
My latest “D-celebrity” lunch was with an incredibly fit (and cute!) young professional named Matt Vogel, a Type 1 diabetic, sales specialist for Deltec Cozmo, and co-founder of Insulin Factor –- a Northern California based community of diabetics who enjoy competitive cycling, triathlons, marathons…

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Holy @#$! Amazing Stories, Vol. 5: Gastric Bypass Surgery No Help for Diabetes

Last week at that diabetes group (the one where I gave the blog talk) I also met a woman who wouldn’t stop talking about her gastric bypass surgery — a whole new realm of diabetes concerns for someone like me. The more I listened, the more I shared her frustration and disappointment. It seems this is a classic case of being medically misled -– in terms of confusing weight loss with a diabetes cure —…

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