A diabetes blog with wildly fluctuating topics ranging from humor to serious stuff to miscellaneous musings on the diabetes news of the week by a type 2 diabetes patient/expert and author of The First Year: Type 2 Diabetes
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Type 2 Testing
I posted a blogpost at Health Central on testing in type 2, and on the basis of the number of comments I received, I gather this is a pretty hot topic for a lot of people. You can see it here.
Gretchen studied biology for 8 years at Radcliffe/Harvard, where she
was a PhD Candidate, published two papers
in peer-reviewed journals, and
then dropped out to take a more lucrative job as a live-in maid in
Manhattan. After hitting the "glass ceiling" in the world of domestic
service, she moved on to other jobs including lab technician, newspaper reporter, woodenware salesperson, cheese plant worker, and tax assessor.
She is now a freelance editor of medical books and journals and lives on a small sheep farm in Vermont.
Since her diagnosis of type 2 diabetes in 1996, she has devoted much time to learning about this chronic disease and to using her background in both science and journalism to help educate fellow patients throughout the world (via the Internet) so they can take control of their disease and avoid serious complications.
She is the author of The First Year: Type 2 Diabetes and
Prediabetes and coauthor of The Four Corners Diet. She also has written for Health Central