At first I couldn’t decide whether B was for Byetta or for better. Then I realized that it didn’t matter.
Byetta is better. It is better at helping people with type 2 diabetes to lose weight than anything else. And the longer I use it the better it helps me at controlling my appetite and increasing my exercise. Byetta is pretty darn good too at bringing down our A1C.
We can’t control our diabetes without knowing what to do. That means searching out information ourselves. Diabetes is so complex that, unlike people with other conditions, we can’t rely on our doctors.
As a writer about diabetes I search out information wherever I can find it. That means interviewing doctors and other experts, reading the latest books, and keeping up with the diabetes magazines.
But what I learn from those sources pales in comparison to the information about diabetes available on the Web. Knowing how to search the Web is so important that Gretchen Becker includes a whole chapter, “Searching the Internet,” in her book The First Year: Type 2 Diabetes. Marlowe & Company, the biggest independent publisher of books about diabetes, will publish the second edition of her book on December 28.
In my spare time this week I read a couple of books. Both books are about diabetes. Both are new and both are very well written. But that is where the similarities end.
Since you are here, you have discovered the world of blogs. This corner of the Web didn’t exist before 1994, but now it’s a huge new world out there. Technorati says that it keeps track of more than 50 million of them.