Who is Gina Kolata? And as Bernard so kindly pointed out this morning, why didn't she do her homework and at least mention our book, which had the scoop on the five other key factors that influence your health with diabetes long before she touted them in today's New York Times? Ugh.
Good article otherwise, however. The point being that many doctors don't explain clearly how to look after your health with diabetes beyond using a blood sugar meter. "Like many diabetes patients, Mr. Smith ended up paying the price for his misconceptions about diabetes..."
Watch the news clip HERE (it's practically an ad for our book).
So Gina, here's the handbook patients could really use:
Just a reminder that this book not only explains the five factors you need to monitor, but actually presents you with action plans to bring them back in range:
• hemoglobin A1c (average blood glucose levels)
• blood pressure (indicating heart health)
• lipid profile (cholesterol and triglycerides)
• microalbumin (demonstrating kidney damage)
• annual eye exam
But don't take my word for it. Read more about the book at About.com.
In other Monday news, kindly consider voting for DiabetesMine.com as best health blog in the Bloggers' Choice Awards. It's just a click on a stick HERE :) Thanks!