Dr. Jason C. Baker Bio
Dr. Baker is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Attending Endocrinologist at Cornell Medical College in New York. He is a graduate of Emory University College and Medical School. He completed an Internal Medicine residency at New York University and a fellowship in Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Baker, who has type 1 diabetes himself, has interests which include disease management through education and lifestyle interventions, prevention of type 1 diabetes, and the impact of diabetes on international health.
Dr. Baker is involved in numerous global health diabetes projects in Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Republic of Georgia, Qatar, and Haiti. He founded the nonprofit organization "Marjorie's Fund," a type 1 diabetes global initiative dedicated to education, care, and research of type 1 diabetes in the developing world. Dr. Baker also serves as a contributing author to The Medical Letter and contributing editor to dLife.com. His publications include the diabetes chapter in Public Health in the 21st Century, the forward to The Sweet Life, a cookbook for people with type 1 diabetes by celebrity chef Sam Talbot, and a contribution to Beverly Adler's book My Sweet Life: Successful Men With Diabetes.
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My diabetes is changing. Until a few years ago, my morning readings were reasonable and within the desired range of under 100 mg/dl. About two years ago, they started slipping upwards into the less-desirable but apparently not-worrisome range of 100-110 mg/dl. Now, this was what was recorded by my Abbott Freestyle Lite meter, which is known to record at the lower end of the home-glucometer variability range, but with my A1c firmly in the high 5s and low 6s, the meter's tendency to...