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 18, 2012

Why your kidneys are a Spaghetti Western waiting to happen

What do Tombstone, Arizona, in 1881 and a dialysis center have in common?

Under my pen, quite a lot.

I’m riding a wild analogy again and you might be surprised to find out that diabetes doesn’t really wear a black hat, Lisinopril rides shotgun, and that nephrons gets stressed out. Oh. And did I mention the Hole in the Kidney Gang? Sorry. Not Paul Newman or Robert Redford in this story, but I do have an Ace or two up my sleeve at the saloon’s poker table.

Of course you know that I can totally succeed in getting away with all of this, in fact, the only hard part was trying to figure out how to set The Good, the Bad and the Ugly theme whistle to words…

Read all about it here.


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