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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!).

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Saturday Share #13

Doing my part to keep internet diabetes information fun and accurate I’ve been two-timing my blog by answering reader’s questions over at Sharecare as one of their “Experts.”

I’m having a blast, and I’ve decided that every week I’m going to share one of my favorite questions with you here.

Sharecare Question: Is it OK to perform the diabetes test in public places?

My “Expert” answer:

Paraphrasing the esteemed Dr. Seuss:

You can test your blood sugar on a boat.

You can test your blood sugar with a goat.

You can test your blood sugar in the rain.

You can test your blood sugar on a train.

You can test your blood sugar in a box.

You can test your blood sugar with a fox.

You can test your blood sugar in a house.

You can test your blood sugar with a mouse.

You can test your blood sugar here or there.

You can test your blood sugar anywhere.

You can check out other Expert’s answers to this question, and my answers to many more questions by going here:

Then select the “Answers” tab near the top left.


Blogger Unknown said...

I LOVE YOU!!! Great Dr. Seuss take on the answer...We love to test EVERYWHERE!!!

11:01 AM  
Anonymous Tim said...


3:22 AM  
Anonymous Kathleen Weaver said...

I teach high school and was sitting near the nurse during a staff development.

I tested, there at the workshop, and her head exploded. I'm not sure which bothered her more, that I woudn't go to her office to test, or that I wiped the blood off on my meter case.

9:06 AM  
Anonymous Sysy said...

Baahhaahaahhahahaha, whooo! I needed to laugh today, THANK YOU!

12:32 PM  
Blogger Bob Pedersen said...

When I was DXed, I asked in a diabetes chat room how I should handle testing at work. One guy said that I should stand up on my chair and yell, "Hey! I'm going to test my blood sugar now!" I don't DO that, of course, but the advice got me past the hesitation!

11:53 AM  

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