LifeAfterDx--Diabetes Uncensored

A internet journal from one of the first T1 Diabetics to use continuous glucose monitoring. Copyright 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

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Location: New Mexico, United States

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!).

Thursday, September 27, 2012

High signs: Inquiring minds want to know…

Get to your local newsstand and pick up a copy of the latest issue of Diabetes Self-Management Magazine. Right now. Why? Because, I’ve got a major research article in the Sept/Oct issue called “High Blood Glucose: What’s Behind the Symptoms?”

No mere list of all the sundry warning signs of high sugar we see every-fucking-where, in this article I investigate what causes each of the symptoms. We all know that when we’re high we pee like racehorses, get grumpy, and can’t see straight. But ever stop to wonder why?

Why does high blood sugar make you pee like a racehorse?

Why does high blood sugar make us irritable?

Why does high blood sugar make your vision blurry?

I answer those questions and more, revealing the biological mechanics behind the 13 leading symptoms of being too sweet. (Wow! That makes me sound like a real journalist, doesn’t it?)

So get a copy today and read all about it.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Safe and Sound

As you read this I’m in the middle of an epic 2,068 mile road trip with my 10-year old. How am I keeping my insulin safe and buckled in on this bumpy adventure?

Read all about it here.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A rose by any other name…

If it were a Hollywood Blockbuster, instead of a Pharmaceutical Blockbuster, it would be called:

Return of the insulin-sensitizers


TZDs: the next generation


Insulin-sensitizers III, new blood.

If it were a commercial product, it might be re-branded as a new-and-improved insulin-sensitizer:

100% weight-gain free!


Now with less edema and death!

But this is a (potential) pharma blockbuster, so instead it’s called a mitochondrial target of thiazolidinedione modulator. Say what?

Read my report on the next potential game-changer in the medicine cabinet war against type 2 diabetes over a D’Mine. And don’t worry, instead of using crazy science talk about mitochondrial pyruvate carriers, I’m going to tell you how this drug fixes the microscopic cookie conveyor belts inside your cells.

Read all about it here.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Now cheaper than a test strip…

Hey, brother, can you spare a dime? Oh. Wait. I meant nine dimes, one nickel, and four pennies. Because that’s what it will cost you to score a copy of Diabetes Warrior on your Kindle.

Yeppers, the sequel to my first-year survival guide for type 2s, Taming the Tiger, is now cheaper than a fucking teststrip, so what are you waiting for?

What’s the book all about? It’s look at the current standards of care for diabetes using a medieval analogy.

Umm… I guess you really have to read it to get it. So get it today.

You can read more about the multi-award winning pocket book here.

You can buy the Kindle here.