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

  • Oct 24 2012

    Words Not Spoken, Facts Not Presented

    When it comes to dealing with diabetes, never forget that some of the information we get doesn’t always fully disclose the facts. If that sounds paranoid, I don’t mean to come off that way. But as a former newspaperman, I know how easy it is ...

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  • Oct 04 2012

    Conflicting Views on Cinnamon for Type 2

    There’s a story about a monastery in the Dark Ages where the friars are sitting around the dinner table disputing how many teeth are in a horse’s mouth. The elder monks are citing Aristotle for their answer, but there’s an argument over the ...

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  • Jun 28 2012

    The Symbiosis of Hope and Huckster

    A couple of weekends ago my Sunday paper had a four-color, full-page ad from a chiropractic doctor who was inviting people to come on down to a suburban hotel, eat a fancy dinner (the ad had a photo of an expensive cut of roast being sliced on ...

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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 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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