“Until There Is A Cure” – A Book Review

IMG_3875Last month, I received an early copy of Dr. Gary Scheiner’s new book, “Until There Is A Cure“. I was so excited to get it as I have been a long-time fan of his book, “Think Like A Pancreas“… I have both versions! He is a Type 1 Diabetic, CDE and founder of Integrated Diabetes Services, an educational service that helps insulin-dependent diabetics learn how to navigate life with diabetes successfully.

In this book, Gary brings us the “latest and greatest in diabetes self-care”. From what options we have for insulins and other types of medications and we use the medications we use, as well as the different types of insulin pumps, CGM’s (continuous glucose monitors) meters, and software available to us now. Well, now, as in as of 2013. He is into technology, and knows that with time – even one year – things can change, but until they do, he gives a break down of our options.

But above all of that, he mainly points out that until there is a cure, we need to do our best to take care of the body we currently have – broken pancreas and all, so that we will be as healthy as possible when  we actually do have a cure. And, that taking care of yourself now also has it’s immediate benefits as well.

It’s sort of as if he’s sitting down with you, telling you a summary of all the options out there, and what works for some, may not work for you, or vice-versa, and that you need to do your own research into which therapy and tools works best for you. He uses words like “we” and “our”, letting you know that he totally gets this (he is a diabetic himself, after all) and that he really wants to help you do the best you can.

He also has in the back a whole resource guide of places to look for more information, as well as links to communities and other blogs….

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Hey! My very first blog made the list! Actually, the blog is still there on wordpress.com, but you have a redirect static page there pointing you to here. 🙂 Can’t blame him for it… seems I can’t keep a name for very long. But that one will always be there. 

You can find a copy for yourself on Amazon either paper or Kindle Edition now. If you can, get a copy. If you were someone newly diagnosed, I think this would be a great book to get along with Think Like A Pancreas. They are both great tools that can help you get off on a good foot into this world of diabetes – or even just bring to light some options you may not know you even had if you are seasoned veteran.

 

***Note: I was not asked to write about his book, but I felt it would be nice to do so.***

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