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

  • Apr 26 2012

    The War of 2003, the Stalemate of 2012

    It started out as a Crusade. Now I’m content with an armed truce. When my doctor bluntly told me that summer day in 2003, “You have diabetes,” his announcement wasn’t unexpected. I’d been having bouts of thirst and excessive urination for so...

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  • Apr 10 2012

    Bypass Ahead!

    The expression “unintended consequences” usually applies to bad things that come from good intentions. For example, the noble goal of producing enough food for people to eat has created a worldwide epidemic of obesity. But sometimes an unint...

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  • Apr 05 2012

    We’re All Scientists Now

    A few days ago, while I was walking my doofus boxer, Baxter, I noticed a couple of eight-year-old boys who had just overturned a big rock along the path. Their faces wore fascination at what they’d found underneath: tiny salamanders, which they...

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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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