Just a note to say that Dr. Bill Quick, a 30-year veteran endocrinologist himself, and editor of the excellent online resource DiabetesMonitor, has been diagnosed with diabetes! He came in with an A1c of 11.1 and initial BG of 293 (!)Doctorcoat_2

He's starting insulin and "checking zillions of BGs daily," as chronicled on his blog. He's also planning to see a new endocrinologist of his own very soon. Now there's a twist! Can't wait to hear about that.

In addition, Bill's wife Steph is a diabetes nurse educator, so she's "having a blast second-guessing my portion sizes, insulin doses, insulin-carb ratios, etc."

We don't envy you, Bill! (But keep up the good work, Steph :)

Anyway, what I mean is, I'm very sorry. Welcome to the club nobody asked to join, as we say. Yes, diabetes sucks! But at least we've got each other...

News nuggets from around the diabetes community

State of the Union: It's Time to Cure Diabetes
President launching new precision medicine initiative to better treat, cure diseases like diabetes.
'Robotic Pancreas' Appears On American Idol
Carlos Santana's nephew Adam Lasher shows off Dexcom G4 during live performance.
Metformin: A Great Lakes Disaster?
Wisconsin researchers find diabetes drug being discharged into Lake Michigan, affecting fish.

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