The Global Diabetes Epidemic

Twelve years ago, my husband and I packed up all of our belongings and moved to Trivandrum — a steamy, tropical town at the southern tip of India in Kerala. At the time, I was a medical student interested in … Read more

The Thicker Envelope

I don’t normally take both of the kids to the supermarket with me. If you knew Lord Fussington and Lady Runsalot, you’d understand. But on Friday afternoon, I loaded them into the car for my weekly trip. We were out … Read more

Diabetes: How to Cheat

A1C’s don’t lie. I don’t personally use this statement when talking to patients because I find it a little too harsh. The second you offend a patient is the second they stop listening to you, so I always choose my … Read more

How Carbs Can Trigger Food Cravings

Are all calories created equal? A new study suggests that in at least one important way, they may not be. Sugary foods and drinks, white bread and other processed carbohydrates that are known to cause abrupt spikes and falls in … Read more

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