Medicare in 2016: What to Know if You Have Diabetes

The Spring issue of Diabetic Living has an article by Hope that is a basic primer for persons with diabetes on what they should know about medicare in 2016.  Hope covers overall changes, what's new in Parts A & B, Medicare Advantage (Part C) and the Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D).  She also goes over how to make changes to your plan to get the best coverage.

Your Fitness Questions Answered

Diabetic Living’s Winter 2015 issue contains an article written by Hope that answers nine questions on how to be active while living with diabetes while making exercise simple and safe.  She answers:

Gestational Diabetes: A Chance to Stop Type 2

Over half of women diagnosed with gestational diabetes around the world will develop type 2 diabetes within the next decade. In the Fall 2015 issue of Diabetic Living, Hope writes about how the “birth of your baby doesn’t signify the end of diabetes—in fact, it’s just the beginning. But awareness and preventive measures can deliver a healthy future for you and your child.”

New Diabetes Meds: Is One Right for You?

Diabetic Living’s summer issue contains an article by Hope that updates readers on the most recently FDA approved blood glucose lowering medications. There’s a growing number of categories of glucose-lowering medications and more medications within each category. A sidebar lists the factors people should consider as they wonder whether they should stay on their current medications or switch to newer ones.

Diabetes Distress

Diabetic Living’s summer issue contains an important article authored by Hope on diabetes distress. With quotes and insights from national experts on diabetes and distress and people with diabetes Warshaw differentiates between depression and distress. She details the steps people with diabetes and their caregivers can implement to prevent and/or deal with diabetes distress. 

Prediabetes: Fight Back and Win!

Diabetic Living’s winter issue contains an article authored by Warshaw focused on prediabetes, which today is estimated to affect 86 million Americans. Readers learn what prediabetes is and the research which supports taking action to reverse or slow its progression. Warshaw offers five ways to put prediabetes on the ropes along with a success story portraying how one woman effectively reversed her prediabetes

Real Life Guide to Diabetes

Are you...
  • overwhelmed by your diagnosis of prediabetes or diabetes?
  • baffled about what to eat…or not to eat?
  • alarmed by all the prospect of taking insulin?
  • scared about having or developing complications?

Nautilus Book Awards Winner2010 National Health Information Awards WinnerReal-Life Guide to Diabetes, published by American Diabetes Association and written with Hope’s nurse practitioner, certified diabetes educator co-author Joy Pape, puts everything you need to know about managing type 2, type 1 or prediabetes into a one-of-a-kind one-stop book. The 300 colorful easy-to-read pages of Real-Life Guide to Diabetes are filled with key research studies, common myths and facts, and straightforward answers to common questions. Pages are also loaded with practical tips and tactics to solve some of those common real life everyday issues of the 24/7/365 life with diabetes. One of the many ways Real-Life Guide to Diabetes is unique and different is that it helps you learn how to fit diabetes into your real life, your way. The book doesn’t suggest you need to change your life to manage diabetes.


Real Life Guide to Diabetes is the best diabetes title in a long time…so well laid out, incorporating compelling visuals in full color to complement the easy-to-understand content written by two of the most respected figures in today's diabetes education world…A must-read.”
—Manny Hernandez, President, Diabetes Hands Foundation via
"“Real Life Guide to Diabetes...chock full colorful images, highlighted quotes and pop-out boxes to grab your attention in bunches of little "content bites." The authors happen to be two of my favorite figures in the diabetes community: certified diabetes educators with loads of experience and personal passion..."
—Amy Tenderich via:
“Managing diabetes takes effort, but as I know firsthand, it’s worth it! “Real Life Guide to Diabetes is a thorough resource that can help you get on, and stay on a positive journey with diabetes.”
—Ann Albright, PhD, RD, Past President, American Diabetes Association and person with diabetes
"“Real Life Guide to Diabetes…is a simple-to-read, all encompassing guide to living with diabetes, both type 1 and type 2…The book is filled with colorful photos and graphics which help explain each topic. Highly Recommended."
—Jeff Hitchcock, Founder and President,
"Great new fresh approach to an old problem. “Real Life Guide to Diabetes is a must read for those with diabetes. Hope and Joy are the perfect names for authors who give hope and restore joy to with diabetes."
—David Bierman, posted at
“Warshaw and Pape hit the ball out of the park with…“Real Life Guide to Diabetes. Every sentence is a jewel of information…every page is filled with vital information. There is not one wasted space in the whole book. …this book really is a diabetes 101 course…”
—Susanne Acosta “Diabetes Vanquisher", posted at

Table of Contents

  • Section 1: Build Your Strong Foundations
    • Understanding Diabetes
    • Know and Control Your ABCs
    • Seek and Find Care and Support
  • Section 2: Create Your Real Life Diabetes Plan
    • Realistic Behavior Changes for Success
    • Healthy Eating – The Basics
    • Eat Healthy – Real Life Challenges and Solution
    • Get Up, Get Active
    • Medications that Lower Blood Glucose
    • Other Medications to Manage Diabetes
    • No Prescription Needed
    • The Importance of Catching your Z’s
    • Stress, Depression and Diabetes
    • Monitoring Glucose and Blood Pressure Matters
  • Section 3: When Life Happens
    • When Life Veers Off Schedule
    • Glucose Highs and Lows
    • Lose Weight, Keep it Off
    • Your Sexual Health
    • Tobacco and Alcohol: How they Mix with Diabetes
    • Health Care Plans and Money Matters
    • Know Your Rights, Don’t Be Wronged
    • Prevent and Delay Long-Term Diabetes Problems, award winning diabetes blog, gives HW's continuous monitoring article rave review

Read Amy Tenderich's ( blog about continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) which includes rave review for the article Ready for Primetime? published in Diabetic Living. Link to the complete article from the review on or read the pdf here.

Continuous Glucose Monitoring: Ready for Prime Time?

Read my article in fall 2007's Diabetic Living Magazine.

Click here to open the pdf.