My pancreas has a brain

Think like a pancreasOther than myself, my wife is the person the most directly affected by my diabetes since she is the main meal planner and chef. Since I was diagnosed she has read almost every book available in our local library. She probably knows more about this disease than I do. She recently purchased a book for me to read that was recommended in one of her health magazines.

The book is called the Think Like a Pancreas: A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes with Insulin” by Gary Scheiner and Barry Goldstein. One of the authors, Gary Scheiner is a certified diabetes educator and an insulin pumper and details his early first experience with diabetes as a young adult. He also provides a history of diabetes and diabetes technologies. Boy, have things come a long way and I am happy that I developed this disease now instead of earlier in life! The rest of the book appears to be just as compelling and I will write a complete review when I am done.


2 thoughts on “My pancreas has a brain

  1. Thanks for your note. I enjoyed reading your blog. My honeymoon is still going, at least partially. I guess everyone is different, but I was diagnosed almost two years ago. As you point out, though, this phase presents its challenges. I guess the pancreas response can vary by meal, especially when it is still working partially. By the way, I loved the Olive Garden letter!


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