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Hi! I’m William “Lee” Dubois (called either Wil or Lee, depending what part of the internet you’re on). I’m a diabetes columnist and the author of four books about diabetes that have collectively won 16 national and international book awards. (Hey, if you can’t brag about yourself on your own blog, where can you??) I have the great good fortune to pen the edgy Dear Abby-style advice column every Saturday at Diabetes Mine; write the Diabetes Simplified column for dLife; and am one of the ShareCare diabetes experts. My work also appears in Diabetic Living and Diabetes Self-Management magazines. In addition to writing, I’ve spent the last half-dozen years running the diabetes education program for a rural non-profit clinic in the mountains of New Mexico. Don’t worry, I’ll get some rest after the cure. LifeAfterDx is my personal home base, where I get to say what and how I feel about diabetes and… you know… life, free from the red pens of editors (all of whom I adore, of course!).

Friday, September 05, 2008

My HDL medicine cabinet

The note is written in a brown ink sharpie and attached to a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon in my fridge. It says “Take a Break.”




No, it’s not in my wife’s handwriting. It’s in my own.

Personally, I don’t think I drink too much, but over the last couple of months I’ve gone from not having a drop of alcohol for over a decade to drinking two glasses of red wine every night when I get home from work.

I don’t think I have a problem, and my HDL, in the mid-50s has never been better and is spectacular for a man. No elevations in liver function either. So what’s the problem?

Perception.

My wife perceives that I drink too much. She’s Hispanic, remember, and the drunk husband fear probably exists on a genetic level for her after so many generations of that being a really big problem in these parts.

So I took a break. Do I miss the wine? A tiny bit. But it was no big deal.

Besides I still have women and song.

Well, song anyway.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Kelly said...

If you are giving up something, shouldn"t you get something?

7:09 PM  
Blogger josl said...

this post is hilarious.

2:18 PM  

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