Blog topic: Diabetes

28

Aug

2018

Response to UK diabetes crisis

Diabetes, Health literacy

Tuesday 28th August 2018

I am alarmed, but not surprised, to see the headlines in Britain last week about the soaring rates of type 2 diabetes causing a spike in heart attacks and strokes. After three decades in the…

2

Mar

2018

Our obesity crisis is a threat to national security

Diabetes, Health literacy

Friday 2nd March 2018

DURING A RECENT visit with a cardiologist, I was told something I hadn’t heard before. The majority of people, he said, aren’t afraid to die––they’re afraid of suffering during the process. That’s why, he told…

16

Feb

2018

The forgotten dangers of diabetes

Diabetes

Friday 16th February 2018

IT ISN’T A secret that obesity can lead to a host of life-threatening conditions, including type-2 diabetes. It’s also no secret that diabetes comes with its own serious implications for health. But these facts are…

26

Jan

2018

The ‘good genes’ argument is false

Diabetes

Friday 26th January 2018

TEN DAYS AGO, the results of President Trump’s first full physical by White House doctors made for guaranteed headlines. Despite his exercise being restricted to the golf course, and following a diet that reportedly includes…

19

Jan

2018

The power of storytelling in healthcare

Diabetes, Videomaking

Friday 19th January 2018

IN NORTHERN QUÉBEC, Canada, the James Bay Cree are addressing their diabetes epidemic in an unusual way: by telling stories. According to The Sweet Bloods of Eeyou Istchee, every family in the traditional territory of…

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