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, October 04, 2012

Sex and drugs and rock and roll

Oh. Wait. I didn’t write about rock and roll. But I did write about sex and drugs for the supersite Diabetes Mine recently. Specifically, about the drugs one might use to have sex while avoiding procreation so you can stick with rock and roll rather than an unexpected rock-a-by-baby.

And being… um… you know, male… I had no idea how complicated the whole subject of contraception is for my diabetic sisters. There are pills of assorted types. Devices of assorted types. And patches and foams and rings and…

Holy cow. And each of these options carries its own unique set of risk factors for FWDs (Females With Diabetes). After extensive research—not that kind of research—I complied a fairly complete list of birth control options for my d-Sisters along with the diabetes-unique risk factors that each method comes with.

Read all about it here.


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