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Letters to the Editor Article Archives

October 2009

CGM Continues to Elicit Strong Opinions

In our June/July 2009 issue, we published a letter from reader Sheila Payne, who wrote that we had been far too positive about continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) in our June/July article Get the Facts on Continuous Glucose Monitoring. Her letter provoked a stack of letters from people who believe that the benefits of CGM substantially outweigh its negatives.  To let you in on the debate, we are reprinting Ms. Payne's thought-provoking letter here, followed by two equally thoughtful responses from readers.

comments 0 comments - Posted Oct 1, 2009

August 2009

Letters to the Editor : August-September, 2009

Mon Has CGM Concerns

comments 0 comments - Posted Aug 1, 2009

February 2009

Letter to the Editor: Who’s to Blame for the Shortage of CDEs?

Dear Editor,

You are right when you wrote that CDE's were becoming an endangered species, but were you aware that the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE) is part of the problem?

comments 11 comments - Posted Feb 19, 2009

November 2008

Letter to the Editor: Reader Responds to Laura Plunkett’s Diabetes Health TV Interview
Letter to the Editor: Reader Responds to Laura Plunkett’s Diabetes Health TV Interview

Dear Laura,

I just finished viewing your clip online.  You seem like a very intelligent and involved mom who decided it was time to take charge.  I applaud you, and I agree with many points you make, but I disagree with your position on food.

comments 10 comments - Posted Nov 17, 2008

October 2008

Letter of the Week: Mother Discusses Advocacy in Schools
Letter of the Week: Mother Discusses Advocacy in Schools

I read with interest the article by Cynthia Heinz in which she spoke to her local school board, describing a worst case scenario for a child with severe hypoglycemia. As a veteran parent with 15 years of dealing with diabetes in our local public school, I have a few things to add to the discussion.

comments 9 comments - Posted Oct 27, 2008

July 2008

Mother Disappointed in Nick Jonas
Mother Disappointed in Nick Jonas

Dear Editor,

I felt I needed to write you because of all the press you do on Nick Jonas. I am the mother of a nine-year-old daughter who was diagnosed with type 1 five months ago. I won't describe the horrendous day we found out, but I want to say that I did not want any of the doctors or nurses to say the word “diabetes.” I was so fearful that my daughter would completely fall apart (even more than she already had). I knew she knew what diabetes was because she is a huge fan of Nick Jonas.

comments 101 comments - Posted Jul 17, 2008

June 2008

Letter of the Week: Reader Reassured in Crisis by <em>Diabetes Health</em> Online Article
Letter of the Week: Reader Reassured in Crisis by Diabetes Health Online Article

Dear Editor:
 
A few weeks ago, I was reading in bed at around one o’clock in the morning. I got up to administer my twice-daily Lantus dose and a small amount of Humalog to "cover" the carbs I'd consumed about an hour earlier.

comments 1 comment - Posted Jun 26, 2008

Letter of the Week: Phoenix Lawyer with Diabetes Takes Pro Bono Cases to Help the Phoenix Diabetes Community
Letter of the Week: Phoenix Lawyer with Diabetes Takes Pro Bono Cases to Help the Phoenix Diabetes Community

Dear Editor,

Sometimes the personal challenges we confront lead us to recognize value and opportunities we had not discovered before.  That has been my recent experience, and that’s why I am especially proud to be a member of the Phoenix legal community.

comments 3 comments - Posted Jun 12, 2008

Letter of the Week: Mother Caught Between Medtronic and BlueCross BlueShield  Refuses to Give Up
Letter of the Week: Mother Caught Between Medtronic and BlueCross BlueShield Refuses to Give Up

Dear Diabetes Health,

After reading the story in the April/May Diabetes Health about the mother and daughter who won approval from Blue Cross/Blue Shield to pay for the continuous monitor, I wanted to share our story.

comments 5 comments - Posted Jun 12, 2008

May 2008

Letter of the Week: Joan Hoover Says Amphetamines Should Not Be Prescribed to Stop Onset of Type 2 in Overweight Children

Editor's Note: This week's letter is from Joan Hoover, one of our favorite and most outspoken board members. Joan is also our patient advocate advisor. She is a tireless diabetes educator and advocate for people's access to clear, accurate, and unbiased information about the disease. When Joan speaks, we sit up and listen! Her letter is addressed to Editor-in-Chief Scott King and Diabetes Health pharmacy advisory board member R. Keith Campbell. Campbell had commented favorably on news that a doctor had successfully treated obesity in children by prescribing amphetamines.

comments 7 comments - Posted May 22, 2008

Med Student with Diabetes Cautions Against Unrealistic Expectations for CGMs

Dear Editor, I am a medical student in the M.D. program at Oregon Health and Sciences University and a type 1 diabetic of almost 10 years. I use a Medtronic pump and I also use their continuous glucose monitoring system (Paradigm Real-Time).

comments 34 comments - Posted May 22, 2008

How Much
How Much "Smarter Than a Doctor" Are the Parents of Diabetic Children?

"Insulin Quiz: Are You Smarter Than a Doctor" (April-May '08, pp 12-15) was an excellent article, if perhaps a little frightening. I couldn't help but wonder how well the parents of diabetic children would do on the quiz, and where they might have learned their lessons.

comments 6 comments - Posted May 8, 2008

April 2008

Is That Soda Really Sugar-Free? Test It With Tes-Tape Before You Drink

Carol Whitton of Coral Springs, Florida, discovered that her blood sugar often increased sharply after she drank a diet soda while dining in a restaurant. So she started to test her diet drinks for sugar, a practice she learned from watching the “Living With Diabetes” television program.

comments 28 comments - Posted Apr 28, 2008

To Color or Not to Color Insulin With Vitamin B-12? Our "Help Us Avoid Fatal Mistakes!" Discussion Continues
To Color or Not to Color Insulin With Vitamin B-12? Our "Help Us Avoid Fatal Mistakes!" Discussion Continues

Hi, Keith,
One of our most popular articles right now is about the many, many folks who accidentally mix up their insulin bottles and take a huge dose of fast-acting insulin by mistake, thinking they are taking long-acting.  (See the article and the 22 reader comments here.)

comments 10 comments - Posted Apr 28, 2008

FDA Clears Medtronic and LifeScan to Market Integrated Wireless Diabetes Management System
FDA Clears Medtronic and LifeScan to Market Integrated Wireless Diabetes Management System

The FDA has cleared the OneTouch UltraLink wireless meter as the only meter certified by Medtronic to wirelessly communicate with its diabetes management products in the United States. The meter uses Medtronic-certified wireless technology to transmit glucose readings directly to MiniMed Paradigm insulin pumps and the Guardian® REAL-Time continuous glucose monitoring system. This makes bolus dosing more accurate and easier for patients compared to the manual entry of blood glucose readings.

comments 8 comments - Posted Apr 28, 2008

Readers Exchange Opinions on Whether Low-Carb Diets Can Hurt Children
Readers Exchange Opinions on Whether Low-Carb Diets Can Hurt Children

Does Low-Carb Cheat Young Children of Their Needs?

KheurserRD wrote us to say, “From a dietitian's perspective, 30 grams of carbs doesn't allow for much. It would not allow for the recommended amounts of milk/milk equivalents or fruit a child needs. Not to mention the lack of fiber. Whatever happened to balance, portion control, physical activity, and eating within your calorie needs? ...If such extreme restrictions are being made, how can very young children meet their requirements for calcium and other vitamins and minerals present in milk or fruit and some carbohydrate-containing vegetables?  Were these children monitored for nutritional deficiencies, or have the long-term effects of such a diet been studied when the diet was started at such a young age? Even if there are no recommendations for fiber, diets rich in fiber are associated with the prevention of many diseases.”

comments 6 comments - Posted Apr 28, 2008

A Call Out to Writers of All Kinds!
A Call Out to Writers of All Kinds!

We’d like to invite diabetes professionals, persons with diabetes (and the people who love and help them) to contribute articles to Diabetes Health.

comments 0 comments - Posted Apr 21, 2008

Letter of the Week: A Grateful Mom Thanks Nick Jonas For Speeding Her Daughter's Diagnosis
Letter of the Week: A Grateful Mom Thanks Nick Jonas For Speeding Her Daughter's Diagnosis

Hi, Mr. King: Thanks so much for Diabetes Health. Being a type 1 diabetic, I have benefited from many of its articles. I would like to tell you a story concerning my daughter, Morgan, and say what an inspiration Nick Jonas from the Jonas Brothers is. Morgan is 12-½ years old and a huge Jonas Brothers fan!  Of course she and her friends wanted tickets for the Louisville Palace show in February. A few of her friends’ mothers went and stood in line on the cold morning that the lottery tickets went on sale. 

comments 53 comments - Posted Apr 10, 2008

Letter of the Week: There’s One More Thing Insulin Manufacturers Can Do to Prevent Potentially Deadly Mix-Ups
Letter of the Week: There’s One More Thing Insulin Manufacturers Can Do to Prevent Potentially Deadly Mix-Ups

Editor: I’m writing in regard to an article in Diabetes Health (Feb/March 2008) on page 27 about help in avoiding near-fatal mistakes taking insulin. To read the original article, go here.

comments 9 comments - Posted Apr 9, 2008

March 2008

Letter of the Week: Experimental Drug Has Cured My Son of Type 1, Says RN

Editor:
My son was diagnosed in August 2007 with juvenile diabetes. I am a registered nurse and was devastated by the diagnosis because I was just completely paralyzed by the fear of potential complications. It was also a tremendous shock to be on the other side of health care – receiving information from hurried staff, including doctors, glancing at their watches while I asked one too many questions.

comments 28 comments - Posted Mar 21, 2008

Research Into Natural Herbs Leads To Lower A1c, 190-lb Weight Loss

I am a diabetic and was taking four insulin shots per day and still had problems with my sugar. I did two months of research on the Web because I had to find a way to get off the shots. I hate needles I was astonished at what I found on natural herbs!

comments 38 comments - Posted Mar 19, 2008

Chocolate Is Not Good for Hypoglycemia!

One of the cartoons you recently published, where a character eats chocolate because his sugar is too low, gave the wrong message. Chocolate should not be used for treating hypoglycemia. There is too much fat in it for it to be effective.

comments 10 comments - Posted Mar 1, 2008

February 2008

The Loneliness of Diabetes

Until August 2006, I was a healthy 44-year-old female with no family history of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes has been so difficult, not because of the shots or management - although it is incredibly time-consuming to take care of yourself.

comments 66 comments - Posted Feb 23, 2008

French Dad Seeks Temporary U.S. Family For His Diabetic Surfer Son

My son Nathan is a 17-year-old diabetic surfer. We live in France. I'm planning to send him one month this summer to surfing places in the U.S., either on the East Coast or California.

comments 0 comments - Posted Feb 6, 2008

January 2008

A Reader Falls Through Medicare's
A Reader Falls Through Medicare's "Doughnut Hole"

Editor:  I am an enthusiastic reader of your magazine. I appreciate the number of times you have tackled some of the bigger questions of diabetes management that others have ignored.

comments 31 comments - Posted Jan 23, 2008

December 2007

Low Carb Vegetarian Diet Works for Australian Type 1 Family
Low Carb Vegetarian Diet Works for Australian Type 1 Family

I am writing to share my experience with a low carbohydrate diet tailored to meet our needs as vegetarians. We have two people with type 1 diabetes in our family, and we have been vegetarians for over fifteen years.

comments 7 comments - Posted Dec 26, 2007

Packaging Practices Represent a Major Waste of Insulin
Packaging Practices Represent a Major Waste of Insulin

For more than fifty years, I have been a type 1 diabetic. I am writing to bring attention to the fact that huge amounts of insulin are wasted due to the insulin packaging practices of the pharmaceutical industry.

comments 39 comments - Posted Dec 11, 2007

July 2007

Help! My Diabetic Mom is in a Nursing Home
Help! My Diabetic Mom is in a Nursing Home

Q: My mother, who is a "brittle diabetic," has been sent to a skilled nursing facility for two weeks of rehabilitation following a seven-week hospital stay. I am amazed and frightened at the lack of concern for and attention to her diabetes care at the nursing home.

comments 1 comment - Posted Jul 3, 2007

May 2007

Letter from a Reader: An Unentitled Life
Letter from a Reader: An Unentitled Life

A type 1 diabetic, 21 years old, pedals a bicycle for nine straight days, nine hundred miles from Tecumseh, Michigan, to Grand Island, Nebraska.

comments 0 comments - Posted May 24, 2007

Banting Farmhouse
Banting Farmhouse

Regarding your article on the Banting Homestead ("Historic Homestead of Insulin Discoverer May Become Housing Development"), I would like to point out a number of facts that have not received sufficient attention.

comments 0 comments - Posted May 24, 2007

April 2007

New Pancreas Quiets Cravings
New Pancreas Quiets Cravings

I read with interest Scott”s recent column (“Starting the Conversation”) in which he described eating all the ice cream. Having spent 36 years as a type 1, and now almost seven years cured after a kidney/pancreas transplant (KPTX), I have a unique perspective.

comments 1 comment - Posted Apr 10, 2007

Diabetic Cancer Survivor Rides to Inspire
Diabetic Cancer Survivor Rides to Inspire

To be a cancer surviving athlete is to be admired. That has not been the case for me as a diabetic athlete. There has never been a special finish line acknowledging the courage, perseverance, and sheer determination it takes to live with diabetes and be out on that course riding, running, or walking. I want this to change.

comments 0 comments - Posted Apr 9, 2007

Ringing a Bell for Health

I was really pleased to see the article about Andy Bell, (“Buffed Into Health”). I am a sociology professor at William Woods University and have forwarded this article to the nurse on campus, as well as to the Human Performance Department.

comments 0 comments - Posted Apr 9, 2007

A Diabetic Budgie
A Diabetic Budgie

In the article about diabetes in birds (“Treating Diabetes In Birds”), the question about blindness caught my attention. Our budgie has diabetes symptoms: continuous thirst, heavy urination, chubby body, and can't fly anymore. He has become partially blind.

comments 1 comment - Posted Apr 9, 2007

February 2007

Inspiring Adam Morrison

Great article on Adam Morrison (“Adam Morrison Above the Rim with Basketball and Diabetes Control”). I am a pediatric diabetes educator. I’ve printed the article and distributed it to a couple of difficult patients who are basketball fanatics, and I intend to keep it on hand for future use.

comments 0 comments - Posted Feb 1, 2007

Fighting Diabetes at the Hottest Place on Earth
Fighting Diabetes at the Hottest Place on Earth

Death Valley is hardly a common place to be raising awareness of diabetes. This past fall, however, several hundred people with diabetes, healthcare professionals, and other bicyclists passionate about improving diabetes care rode 105 miles at upwards of 90 degrees to raise money for diabetes research in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) “Ride to Cure Diabetes 2006.”

comments 0 comments - Posted Feb 1, 2007

Ode to a CGM

I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 11 months old, and I have struggled for almost 46 years to keep control of it. With diabetes, you never get a break.

comments 0 comments - Posted Feb 1, 2007

December 2006

Letters to the Editor

Biggest Gripe Is That There Will Never Be a Cure

comments 0 comments - Posted Dec 1, 2006

October 2006

Letters to the Editor

I wish to raise awareness about and concern for dental problems that might be complicated by the new Exubera therapy and other therapies employing the dry powder inhaler (DPI) technology as a means of administering therapeutic medications.

comments 0 comments - Posted Oct 1, 2006

September 2006

Letters to the Editor

Reader Values Her Privacy

comments 0 comments - Posted Sep 1, 2006

August 2006

Letters to the Editor

Big Brother in the Big Apple?

comments 0 comments - Posted Aug 1, 2006

July 2006

Letters to the Editor

One Reader’s Plan Yields Big Success

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 1, 2006

June 2006

Letters to the Editor

Times Have Changed

comments 0 comments - Posted Jun 1, 2006

May 2006

Letters to the Editor

Why Can’t Diabetes Get Better Coverage?

comments 0 comments - Posted May 1, 2006

April 2006

Letters to the Editor

Readers Respond to Insulin Article

comments 0 comments - Posted Apr 1, 2006

March 2006

Letter to the Editor

Low-Carb Cocktails Cause Concern

comments 0 comments - Posted Mar 1, 2006

February 2006

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for Fast-Acting Glucose Article

comments 0 comments - Posted Feb 1, 2006

January 2006

Letters to the Editor

Heads-Up on Research Project

comments 0 comments - Posted Jan 1, 2006

December 2005

Letters to the Editor

Lilly Leaves Us With Fewer and Fewer Options

comments 0 comments - Posted Dec 1, 2005

November 2005

Letters to the Editor

Readers Respond to Scott’s September Column

comments 0 comments - Posted Nov 1, 2005

October 2005

Letters to the Editor

August Was a Good Read From Cover to Cover

comments 0 comments - Posted Oct 1, 2005

September 2005

Letters to the Editor

Diabetes Cure May Reside in Adult Stem Cell Research

comments 0 comments - Posted Sep 1, 2005

August 2005

Letters to the Editor

Readers Respond to JDRF Feature

comments 0 comments - Posted Aug 1, 2005

July 2005

More Feedback on Scott's Regimen

This is another letter in response to Scott King’s column that ran in the February 2005 issue (“Random Shots”).

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 1, 2005

Corn Refiners Sweet on HFCS

The article "High Fructose Corn Syrup: Is This Disguised Sugar Affecting Your Diabetes?"(May 2005) unfortunately suggests that food manufacturers are misusing high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), a natural, home-grown sweetener from Midwest corn fields.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 1, 2005

June 2005

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for Supporting Diabetes Camps

comments 0 comments - Posted Jun 1, 2005

May 2005

Letters to the Editor

A1C Author Did Not Prepare or Endorse A1C Chart

comments 0 comments - Posted May 1, 2005

April 2005

Letters to the Editor

Nicole Gets a Valentine

comments 0 comments - Posted Apr 1, 2005

March 2005

Letters to the Editor

Readers Chime In On ‘Diabetes Busts’ Article

comments 0 comments - Posted Mar 1, 2005

February 2005

Letters to the Editor

Reader Asks About Long-Term Safety Data

comments 0 comments - Posted Feb 1, 2005

January 2005

Letters to the Editor

Tell Patti to Lose the Shoes

comments 0 comments - Posted Jan 1, 2005

December 2004

Letters to the Editor

My Two Cents on Hospital Stay Feature

comments 0 comments - Posted Dec 1, 2004

October 2004

Letters to the Editor

Lee Is Getting My $10

comments 0 comments - Posted Oct 1, 2004

Letters to the Editor

Many Other Healthy Lifestyle Centers for People with Diabetes

comments 0 comments - Posted Oct 1, 2004

May 2003

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for the Type 1.5 Article. I just received my February 2003 issue of Diabetes Health and was pleased and excited to read the article "What's Your Type? Diabetes Isn't Always Easy to Classify" (p. 40).

comments 0 comments - Posted May 1, 2003

April 2003

Letters to the Editor

Piercing Thoughts

comments 0 comments - Posted Apr 1, 2003

March 2003

Letters to the Editor

In Defense of Non-Western Medicine. I was disappointed with Ron Zacker's editorial in the December 2002 issue ("Keep Your Eyes on the Prize," p. 46). It seemed that Zacker lost sight of the prize with his statement, "Too much information and too many options can distract us from what's really important."

comments 0 comments - Posted Mar 1, 2003

February 2003

Letters to the Editor

To Your Health

comments 0 comments - Posted Feb 1, 2003

January 2003

Letters to the Editor

Insulin Errors

comments 0 comments - Posted Jan 1, 2003

December 2002

Letters to the Editor

"Perfect" Comments

comments 0 comments - Posted Dec 1, 2002

November 2002

Letters to the Editor

Another Good Thing About Having Diabetes

comments 0 comments - Posted Nov 1, 2002

October 2002

Letters to the Editor

My 10 Good Things About Having Diabetes

comments 0 comments - Posted Oct 1, 2002

September 2002

Letters to the Editor

Reaction to Type 2 Feature

comments 0 comments - Posted Sep 1, 2002

August 2002

Letters to the Editor

Reader Finds Charts Useful

comments 0 comments - Posted Aug 1, 2002

July 2002

Letters to the Editor

I Loved Taking NPH

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 1, 2002

June 2002

Letters to the Editor

I Developed Type 2 Diabetes From Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

comments 0 comments - Posted Jun 1, 2002

May 2002

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for Your Great Articles

comments 0 comments - Posted May 1, 2002

April 2002

Letters to the Editor

New Size and Improved Format

comments 0 comments - Posted Apr 1, 2002

March 2002

Letters to the Editor

I'm a Fan

comments 0 comments - Posted Mar 1, 2002

February 2002

Letters to the Editor

"Fat and Lazy?" Editorial

comments 0 comments - Posted Feb 1, 2002

January 2002

Letters to the Editor

When Will Medicare Cover the Cost of Insulin Pumps for Type 2s?

comments 0 comments - Posted Jan 1, 2002

December 2001

Letters to the Editor

Correction: In the Letters to the Editor of the November issue (p. 61), we made an incorrect statement about the use of Lantus. The sentence should read "..those who take three meal-time shots of short-acting insulin plus basal Lantus will take four shots of insulin a day." We apologize for this error.

comments 0 comments - Posted Dec 1, 2001

November 2001

Letters to the Editor

Correction About How Much Magnesium To Take

comments 0 comments - Posted Nov 1, 2001

October 2001

Letters to the Editor

Diabetes Prevention Trial Not a Waste

comments 0 comments - Posted Oct 1, 2001

September 2001

Letters to the Editor

Hail to the Elders

comments 0 comments - Posted Sep 1, 2001

August 2001

Letters to the Editor

Elders Story Sent Wrong Message on How to Eat

comments 0 comments - Posted Aug 1, 2001

July 2001

Letters to the Editor

Stomach Stapling Not a Cure for Type 2 Diabetes

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 1, 2001

June 2001

Letters to the Editor

The NIH Research Debate Continues

comments 0 comments - Posted Jun 1, 2001

Letters to the Editor

comments 0 comments - Posted Jun 1, 2001

Letters To The Editor

comments 0 comments - Posted Jun 1, 2001

May 2001

Letters to the Editor

Over 50 and Going Strong

comments 0 comments - Posted May 1, 2001

January 2001

Letters to the Editor

Dear DIABETES HEALTH,

comments 0 comments - Posted Jan 1, 2001

July 2000

Letters to the Editor

Upset Over Rezulin Article

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 1, 2000

June 2000

Letters to the Editor

Diabetes Camp-The Best Thing to Happen to My Son

comments 0 comments - Posted Jun 1, 2000

May 2000

Letters to the Editor

Feeling My Feet

comments 0 comments - Posted May 1, 2000

April 2000

Letters to the Editor

I thought Daniel Trecroci's foot care feature in the February issue ("Does the Shoe Fit? Important New Products for the Diabetic Foot") was very well written and organized. It is always good to express opinions from a variety of specialties.

comments 0 comments - Posted Apr 1, 2000

March 2000

Letters to the Editor

A Fan of the Sleep Sentry

comments 0 comments - Posted Mar 1, 2000

February 2000

Letters to the Editor

The Freedom to Operate a Vehicle

comments 0 comments - Posted Feb 1, 2000

December 1999

Letters to the Editor

Diabetes Health a Hit in the Midwest

comments 0 comments - Posted Dec 1, 1999

November 1999

Letters to the Editor

Keeping My Doctor Informed

comments 0 comments - Posted Nov 1, 1999

October 1999

Letters to the Editor

Persistence Helped Me Keep My Meter

comments 1 comment - Posted Oct 1, 1999

September 1999

Letters to the Editor

Doctors Say "Noncompliant" is an Irrelevant Term

comments 1 comment - Posted Sep 1, 1999

August 1999

Letters to the Editor

Job Stress Leads to Complications

comments 0 comments - Posted Aug 1, 1999

July 1999

Letters to the Editor

Visually Impaired Need Braille on Insulin Vials

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 1, 1999

June 1999

Letters to the Editor

NutraSweet Manufacturer: Beware Internet Rumors, Not Us

comments 0 comments - Posted Jun 1, 1999

May 1999

Letters to the Editor

Readers Sweet On Aspartame Article but ADA Sour

comments 0 comments - Posted May 1, 1999

April 1999

Letters to the Editor

Readers Desperate to Hang On to Animal Insulin

comments 0 comments - Posted Apr 1, 1999

March 1999

Letters to the Editor

Goat's Rue is Back on the List

comments 0 comments - Posted Mar 1, 1999

February 1999

Letters to the Editor

Dear Scott King-From Ann Landers - Many thanks for your letter and the excerpts from emails sent by your readers in response to my column on diabetes.

comments 0 comments - Posted Feb 1, 1999

January 1999

Letters to the Editor

When I read the letter from Katherine Smith of Wood River, Illinois ["Stop Covering Type 2 Diabetes"], I immediately felt that this woman needed to be properly informed. Diabetes, no matter what type, cannot be cured, and any research in the field of diabetes is beneficial to all.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jan 1, 1999

December 1998

Letters to the Editor

One Possible Road to the Cure

comments 0 comments - Posted Dec 1, 1998

November 1998

Letters to the Editor

Roll With the Insulin Changes

comments 0 comments - Posted Nov 1, 1998

October 1998

Letters to the Editor

A Better Choice of Words

comments 0 comments - Posted Oct 1, 1998

September 1998

Letters to the Editor

Heated Insulin Hazard

comments 0 comments - Posted Sep 1, 1998

August 1998

Letters to the Editor

Too Pumped Up?

comments 0 comments - Posted Aug 1, 1998

July 1998

Letters to the Editor

Promising News from Capitol Hill

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 1, 1998

June 1998

Letters to the Editor

Don't Point the Finger Too Quickly

comments 0 comments - Posted Jun 1, 1998

May 1998

Letters to the Editor

Take a Look Back

comments 0 comments - Posted May 1, 1998

April 1998

Letters to the Editor

Learning From Experience

comments 0 comments - Posted Apr 1, 1998

March 1998

Letters to the Editor

Prescription Pandemonium

comments 0 comments - Posted Mar 1, 1998

January 1998

Letters to the Editor

Psychological Support for Dieters

comments 0 comments - Posted Jan 1, 1998

December 1997

Health Care Professional Calls to Save Insulin

Health Care Professional Calls to Save Insulin

comments 0 comments - Posted Dec 1, 1997

November 1997

Letters to the Editor

Thanks a Thousand

comments 0 comments - Posted Nov 1, 1997

October 1997

Letters to the Editor

In a Gray Area

comments 0 comments - Posted Oct 1, 1997

September 1997

Letters to the Editor

Animal Lovers

comments 0 comments - Posted Sep 1, 1997

August 1997

Letters to the Editor

Raise Consciousness, Avoid the Costs

comments 0 comments - Posted Aug 1, 1997

July 1997

Letters to the Editor

Let's Oil the Squeaking Wheel

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 1, 1997

June 1997

Letters to the Editor

You're Not Alone

comments 0 comments - Posted Jun 1, 1997

May 1997

Letters to the Editor

Marching for a Cure

comments 0 comments - Posted May 1, 1997

April 1997

Letters to the Editor

Judgment Call

comments 0 comments - Posted Apr 1, 1997

March 1997

Letters to the Editor

Join the Fight for Insulin Choice!

comments 1 comment - Posted Mar 1, 1997

February 1997

Letters to the Editor

Discrimination Vexation

comments 0 comments - Posted Feb 1, 1997

November 1996

Letters to the Editor

Slaying the Dragon Diabetes

comments 0 comments - Posted Nov 1, 1996

October 1996

Letters to the Editor

Animal Insulin Ally

comments 0 comments - Posted Oct 1, 1996

September 1996

Letters to the Editor

High-Protein Diets-Hype or Help?

comments 0 comments - Posted Sep 1, 1996

June 1996

Reader Joan Stout Gives Tips for Life on an Insulin Pump

Reviewed by Bruce W. Bode, MD

comments 0 comments - Posted Jun 1, 1996

May 1996

Letters to the Editor

Thank You Once Again

comments 0 comments - Posted May 1, 1996

April 1996

Letters to the Editor

Animal Insulin Becoming Extinct?

comments 0 comments - Posted Apr 1, 1996

March 1996

Letters to the Editor

MediSense Pen Meter

comments 0 comments - Posted Mar 1, 1996

February 1996

Letters to the Editor

To Listen is Divine

comments 0 comments - Posted Feb 1, 1996

Letters from Readers

Troglitazone is a new insulin-action enhancer currently in the third phase of clinical testing. Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical Research has announced that a pilot study at St. Joseph Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich., showed that the drug lowers blood glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. The study also found that the drug can help reduce and even eliminate daily insulin injections in type 2 diabetics.

comments 0 comments - Posted Feb 1, 1996

January 1996

Letters from Readers

The Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center in Virginia published a report in the May 1995 American Journal of Hypertension about the use of tolazamide as an alternative to insulin therapy.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jan 1, 1996

Letters to the Editor

Bucking the System

comments 0 comments - Posted Jan 1, 1996

December 1995

Letters to the Editor

Musing About Metformin

comments 0 comments - Posted Dec 1, 1995

November 1995

Letters to the Editor

More Meter Talk

comments 0 comments - Posted Nov 1, 1995

October 1995

Letters to the Editor

Glucose Meter Debate!
The following letters are from our new internet users group. Join us at diabetes@netcom.com.

comments 0 comments - Posted Oct 1, 1995

July 1995

Letters to the Editor

For Love or Money?

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 1, 1995

June 1995

Letters to the Editor

Reader Disappointed with DI, Says We've Lost Our "Enthusiasm"

comments 0 comments - Posted Jun 1, 1995

May 1995

Letters to the Editor

Gushing with praise for the Glucometer

comments 0 comments - Posted May 1, 1995

April 1995

Letters to the Editor

List, Please?

comments 0 comments - Posted Apr 1, 1995

March 1995

Letters to the Editor

Gentle Reminders...

comments 0 comments - Posted Mar 1, 1995

January 1995

Letters to the Editor

Pass It On

comments 1 comment - Posted Jan 1, 1995

December 1994

Letters to the Editor

The Power Of Positivity

comments 0 comments - Posted Dec 1, 1994

November 1994

Letters to the Editor

Many Thanks!

comments 0 comments - Posted Nov 1, 1994

October 1994

Letters to the Editor

From Hiding

comments 0 comments - Posted Oct 1, 1994

August 1994

Letters to the Editor

Don't Forget Alabama

comments 0 comments - Posted Aug 1, 1994

July 1994

Letters to the Editor

Looking For A Friend

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June 1994

Letters to the Editor

Age Speaks Out

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January 1994

Letters to the Editor

RN Reads It Regularly

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August 1993

Letters to the Editor

Vitamin Crazy

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June 1993

Letters to the Editor

Readers React!

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April 1993

Letters to the Editor

Permission to Reprint

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March 1993

Letters to the Editor

This month we devote our entire "letters to the editor" column to one letter. Also presented is an answer from a member of our medical advisory board.

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December 1992

Letters to the Editor

Dear DIABETES HEALTH,

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