About Bob Vogel

A wheelchair user since 1985, Bob Vogel is an adventurer at heart and has written about experiences ranging from scuba diving to hang gliding. He works from his Loomis, Calif., home where he is on his greatest and most rewarding adventure yet, being a dad to his 12-year-old daughter, Sarah, with the help of Schatzie, his German Shepherd service dog.

December 2017

SCI and Diabetes Risk: Ways To Improve Your Odds

By | 2017-12-01T09:36:16+00:00 December 1st, 2017|

Q. I’m 45 and a C6 quad for 17 years. I just read Tim Gilmer’s article on diabetes that mentioned a study saying people with SCI are 2.5 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than the general public. Should I get a diabetes test?

November 2017

September 2017

Spinal Cord Injury and Cardiovascular Disease

By | 2017-10-02T09:31:07+00:00 September 1st, 2017|

Q. Is there a higher incidence of cardiovascular disease in people with SCI? Are there specific risk factors and/or symptoms? Are there tests to check for this that I should ask my doctor for? What are the treatment options? Are there ways to lesson chances of developing this?

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