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bout Taming the Tiger: Your first year with Diabetes|
In a perfect storm of coincidence, diabetes educator, author, and Type-1 Diabetic William “Lee” Dubois tells us he had the week from hell not long ago. His clinic was up to its ears in newly diagnosed Type-2 Diabetics at the same time he was doing a literature review for the University.
He noticed two things. One: the newly diagnosed T-2s are often pretty sick when they come in. And two: most of the books he could find for the newly diagnosed are lengthy tomes that try to cover all the information a patient will need. Ever.
Lee’s take on the situation: mostly newly dx’d T-2s can barely keep their eyes open; and they don’t really give a shit if the ancient Chinese were the first to write about diabetes (yes, this trivia is actually wasting page space in one popular book).
In a light bulb moment he realized that what the new Type-2 needs is a Survival Guide. Just the basics. No med-speak. No trivia. Just tell me what I need to live through the first year.
So he Lee did what he does best. He sat down a wrote just such a survival guide.
This little book is quite a bit
different from Lee’s first title with us. First it truly is little,
only measuring 3 1/8 inches by 4 3/4 inches and 100 pages thin. It can be read in a couple of hours,
even by a slow reader…..or one whose eye sight is a bit blurry from high blood sugar. It is paper back, “perfect” bound, so it is pocketable.
Lee chose to focus on the most
important things that you need to know, and kept it simple and kept it positive
(while not sugar coating it…uh…pardon the pun). He carved out six rules rules to follow to survive and thrive.
So what’s up with the Tiger? Some of you may remember Lee’s famous teaching analogy for the newly diagnosed:
Can you have a pet tiger? Sure. So long as you feed it well, groom it, and never turn your back on it, you can co-exist with a tiger in your living room. But if you neglect the tiger, starve it, turn your back on it, the tiger will pounce on you and tear you to shreds. Diabetes is the tiger. Feed it right. Take care of it right. And the two of you will live just fine together.
So Lee’s new little book teaches you how to take care of the tiger.
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lso available: the Spanish Tiger!
bout the author:
William “Lee” Dubois works full-time running the diabetes program for a rural nonprofit clinic in one of the
poorest counties in the United States, and is a tireless advocate for diabetes care and awareness. He is the
author of our popular titleThe Born-Again Diabetic: The handbook to help you get you diabetes in control (again).
He is a community faculty member for the diabetes specialty program of Project ECHO at the University of New Mexico
Health Sciences Center, where he is engaged in teaching community health workers diabetes education skills via telemedicine.
Photo by Dos Corazones
Lee, a Type-1 Diabetic, sits on assorted boards and committees that deal with diabetes in his state, but he also writes to extend a helping hand to patients too far
away for him to help directly. In fact, he is a prolific writer and is the author of the long-running internet blog LifeAfterDx which chronicles his
experiences with the early continuous glucose monitoring technology, his thoughts on diabetes and health politics, and his daily life living with diabetes.
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