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 19 2012

    I'm Walkin', Yes Indeed, I'm Walkin'

    I’ve often sung Fats Domino’s classic “I’m Walkin’” to myself as I’ve strolled around the neighborhood getting some exercise. Nobody disputes that walking is something almost everybody can do. For people with diabetes it’s just about the chea...

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  • Aug 24 2012

    Bobbing on the Sargasso Sea

    The Sargasso Sea is a section of the Atlantic Ocean that almost every sailor on earth knows about and fears. It’s not that the sea has dragons, or violent weather, or pirates, or unexplained disappearances. What it has is nothing, as in no wi...

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  • 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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  • 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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