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Diane Herbst

Freelance Writer
Montclair, NJ

About Diane Herbst

Diane Herbst is an award-winning freelance journalist who has written on numerous health and medical topics for People, the New York Post, Natural Health, New Jersey Monthly, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center and Columbia's surgery department. She has also written for, O, the Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, The Daily Beast and other publications.

She also helps train medical professionals on how to deal with the media.She is a recipient of the Nate Haseltine Fellowship from the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing for her studies at Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism.


Articles Written by Diane Herbst

Eric & Peety: A True Story of Healing, Inspiration and Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

Learn more about the shelter dog who was waiting to be saved so he could get busy saving Eric's life.
At 330 pounds, Eric O'Grey had tried every diet, including Atkins, South Beach, Weight Watchers, and Nutrisystem. He'd lose some weight, only to regain it all back and then some. But life took an interesting turn for O'Grey after a visit to a naturopathic doctor and a local dog shelter.

Mother of 22-Year-Old Who Died from Diabetic Ketoacidosis Speaks Out

In the aftermath of her son's tragic death, Lyndall Hauver urges caregivers: People with type 1 diabetes who develop flu-like symptoms should head straight to the hospital.
A mother who tragically lost her 22-year-old son to diabetic ketoacidosis (or DKA) brought on by the flu, speaks out about this serious complication and how it can be prevented.

Hiker with Type 1 Takes on the Appalachian Trail

Meet Cathryn Pugh, 23, an avid hiker who has type 1 diabetes. Help us cheer her on during the next few months as she travels from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachian Trail. Armed with two buddies, a 25-pound backpack and her trusty CGM, learn what it takes to keep blood sugars stable in the wilderness.
Cat Pugh, a 23-year-old with type 1 diabetes, will set out this month to tackle the Appalachian Trail with hopes of hiking 2,190 miles from Georgia to Maine. Join her journey as she post regular updates from the trail. #CatHikes

Type 1 Diabetes Can't Stop This Athletic 11-Year-Old from Pursuing Her Dreams

Meet the winner of the Chris Dudley Basketball Camp Scholarship!
11-Year-old Allie doesn't let type 1 diabetes stop her. This summer, Allie will live and play with other kids with type 1 from July 31 to August 4 at the Chris Dudley Basketball Camp, thanks to winning a scholarship the camp gifted to OnTrack Diabetes.

Robin Arzon On Her Type 1 Diagnosis and Why She Decided to 'Shut Up and Run'

In February of 2014, 25-year-old Robin Arzon, a NYC-based marathoner and Peloton cycling instructor, was preparing for a race when she found herself feeling extremely thirsty and fatigued. A visit to the doctor for a blood test turned out to be a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes.

InPen, a Wireless-Enabled Insulin Pen That Tracks Dosing and More

The InPen, manufactured by Companion Medical, is the first and only FDA-approved wireless-enabled insulin pen that calculates and recommends optimal dosing, tracks and records all of one's doses and times, and shares dosing information with one's health care provider through a mobile app.

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