Type 2 Diabetes

It's a Type 2 Life
It's a Type 2 Life

San Francisco Bay Area resident Patrick Totty writes about his experiences living with type 2 diabetes

  • May 24 2012

    My Friend’s Eye View of Diabetes

    I have a friend I pal around with for a day every few months. We’ll go into town with some sort of grown-up, goal-oriented theme, such as visiting rooftop parks or checking out produce markets in Chinatown—anything to make us feel less guilty a...

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  • May 04 2012

    Seducing Hope

    My wife and I keep a list on our refrigerator of the greatest things people have invented—everything from zippers and manmade fire to insulin and smartphones. Trying to come up with things to add to it is one of our favorite pastimes. We bot...

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  • Apr 12 2012

    Keep Watching the Skies!

    In Howard Hawks’ classic 1951 sci-fi thriller, “The Thing from Another World,” a ravenous flesh-eating alien (actually an incredibly grumpy intelligent vegetable) is finally outsmarted and fried to death by a group of U.S. airmen after they fin...

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  • Apr 02 2012

    Welcome to “It’s a Type 2 Life”

    A publisher I once worked for had a policy about what you call people who have diabetes. “You call them ‘people with diabetes,’” he said. He hated the word “diabetic” because he thought it implied that diabetes is all that you are, and not jus...

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About the Author

Bay Area resident Patrick Totty was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in July, 2003.

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