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Diabetes Update: Insulin Resistance

Number 21; September 14, 2001

By David Mendosa

This newsletter keeps you up-to-date with new articles, columns, and Web pages that I have written. I list and link most of these on my Diabetes Directory at

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My most recent contributions are:

    on September 14, 2001
  • Second-Generation Meters
    My new "About the Internet" column for the American Diabetes Association's Web site reviews what I call "second-generation meters." These five meters that let you test on your arm or leg, where there are few nerve endings, are essentially painless—unlike the first generation-meters with their painful fingersticks. Meanwhile, third-generation meters are arriving. The column is at

    on September 6, 2001

  • What You Don't Know About Insulin Resistance Could Kill You
    This introduction to insulin resistance has a heavier emphasis on the negatives of diabetes than my usual article. That's because my editors picked the title. This article tells a painful personal story for the first time. I wrote it for the Diabetes Education Network of HealthTalk Interactive, but it is now online at


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