Wil Dubois' Columns
May 2013 - Insulin
Simplifying one of the most misunderstood medications of all time.
April 2013 - Food, Glorious Food
Does the "diabetic diet" still exist?
March 2013 - The Insulin Pump
Find out how pumps can make your diabetes life easier.
Feb. 2013 - Ten Ways to Take a Bite Out of Blood Sugar
Simple tips you can integrate into your daily life.
Jan. 2013 - The 2013 Standards of Care
A look at the changes to the type 2 treatment guidelines.
Dec. 2012 - A Letter to the Newly Diagnosed
What you need to know when first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
Nov. 2012 - Creating Your Own Best Case Scenario
What to keep in your first aid diabetes kit in case of emergency
Oct. 2012 - Preventing Diabetes
Does prediabetes always lead to diabetes?
Sept. 2012 - Kidney Damage
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
Aug. 31, 2012 - Amazing d-Tech: Cheap insurance for your expensive insulin
VialSafe helps protect your insulin vial.
Aug. 2012 - Type 2 in Kids
The grim realities children with this disease face.
Aug 17, 2012 - Amazing d-Tech: Not your grandfather's diabetic socks
Building the world's best diabetic sock
Aug. 12, 2012 - Amazing d-Tech: The future is needles
GLP-1 reputations unaffected by common fear of insulin
Aug. 10, 2012 - Amazing d-Tech: Continuous Glucose Monitoring
By far the techiest of all d-Tech is Continuous Glucose Monitoring
July 2012 - Simplifying Obamacare
What you need to know about healthcare reform
July 20, 2012 - Amazing d-Tech: The "patch-pump" landscape
The state od patch-pump technology
July 12, 2012 - Amazing d-Tech: Angels on the head of a pin
The new King of Tiny is the BD Nano pen needle
July 6, 2012 - Amazing d-Tech: Is sex appeal the only difference between glucometers?
Sex appeal and technology are intimately linked.
June 2012 - Un-Complicating Gastroparesis (And the Rest of the Complications)
Speeding up a super-slow stomach
June 29, 2012 - Amazing d-Tech: Insulin without needles. Future or fantasy?
Research under way on insulin pill
June 22, 2012 - Amazing d-Tech: Non-invasive dreams
A realistic look at the capabilities of diabetes gadgets
June 8, 2012 - Amazing d-Tech: Technology defined
I define technology as using our minds to figure out ways to use things to solve our problems
May 2012 - Heart-Felt Tips For a Healthy Heart
5 ways to lower your risk of disease
April 2012 - Neuropathy from Diabetes
Finally some good news about the two-faced Judas
March 2012 - Carcinogens: The Third Reason Not To Smoke
If you smoke—not only do you smoke—but so does your car, your clothes, your easy chair, and your carpet
Feb. 2012 - Waiting for a Cure
Why you should get your hopes down about the Artificial Pancreas
Jan. 2012 - Are Insulin Pumps Better Than Shots?
What the science says about two insulin-injecting methods
Dec. 2011 - Why I Love to Test My Blood Sugar, and Why You Should, Too
4 rules to make you a testing expert
Nov. 2011 - Turn Off the Cruise Control and Grab the Wheel
Type 2 diabetes will not be ignored
Oct. 2011 - Crossing the Great Divide
Finding common ground between type 1 and type 2
Sept 2011 - Speaking to the Class of…
Managing type 1 diabetes in college a lesson in autonomic thinking
Aug. 2011 - The Life of a Meter
How you treat your supplies is just as vital as age
June 2011 - DBN: Other Things You Need to Do For You and Your Diabetes
Things you need to do for your diabetes once per year.
June 2011 - DBN: BMI – Where Your Weight Should Be
Tracking your BMI can help you track changes in your weight-health over time
June 2011 - DBN: Cholesterol – For Healthy Heart and Blood Vessels
Understanding the numbers can be tricky, but important
June 2011 - DBN: Blood Pressure – Keeping the Real Killer in the Cage
Testing your blood pressure regularly can help avoid complications
June 2011 - DBN: Finger Sticks – Your Real-Time Blood Sugars
When to relax, when to call your doc, and when to call 911
June 2011 - DBN: A1C
Your blood sugar average for the last couple of months
June 2011 - Diabetes by the Numbers
Red light, green light...yellow light?
May 2011 - The Life of a Needle
How long can you use your diabetes sharps?
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This morning it wasn’t the sun, the wind, or the birds that woke me up. It was the soft, insistent vibrating of a medical device urging me to check my blood sugar. Opening my eyes, still safely under the covers, I checked my blood sugar with a meter smaller than a deck of cards, calibrated my continuous glucose monitor, and then glanced at my insulin pump — which reminded me that today was the day I needed to change my infusion set. My dLife is pretty high tech. And I’m...