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

  • Jul 11 2012

    Pilgrim’s Progress

    I’m entering the fifth week of my experiment with a low-carb diet and a renewed exercise regimen to see if I can put off starting insulin therapy. I started with the high hope that I could drive my fasting numbers down far enough to avoid start...

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  • Jun 26 2012

    An Update on My Insulin-Avoidance Gambit

    A couple of blogs ago I discussed my experiment to see if a low-carb diet could alter my blood glucose readings. The idea was to drive them down far enough to let me hold off taking insulin therapy. I’m happy to go on insulin if I need to. But ...

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  • Jun 18 2012

    Buying Time Before Insulin

    Last week I wrote about my high blood glucose levels and my doctor’s recommendation that I begin taking insulin. I agreed and signed up to take a course on how to prepare insulin and use a syringe. As I write this, I’m waiting to confirm my...

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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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