Jon Ziomek

Jon Ziomek's entire ​career has been in and around ​journalism – first, as a Chicago newspaper reporter, and then, as a teacher and administrator at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Now semi-retired, Jon freelances for various outlets, including Spectrum Health, from his home near Chicago. Jon and his wife, Rosalie, divide their time between the Midwest and Los Angeles, where they have three grown children and two grandchildren.

Posts from Jon Ziomek

Diabetes goes back to school

Here's the cheat sheet to guide parents on prepping children for the new school year.

Low blood sugar can be a concern, too

People with diabetes have to watch both sides of that all-important number—when it's too high, and when it's too low.

Travel savvy if you have diabetes

Vacations don't have to slow down.

Diabetes questions of the month

What does the future hold for diabetes research and treatment?

Diabetes questions of the month

Is low blood sugar necessarily a sign of diabetes? What do I have to worry about?

Diabetes questions of the month

Will diabetes limit my life choices? Have treatments improved in recent years?

Should you be tested for diabetes?

The answer may be a resounding yes, but you don’t have to make that difficult decision alone.

Diabetes questions of the month

Is diabetes reversible? Does the condition reduce my life expectancy?

Eat your way to healthier glucose levels

Dietitian offers sound advice for finding proper balance in your busy life.

Diabetes question of the month

What exactly is pre-diabetes?

Diabetes question of the month

What about sugar-free candy?

Two easy steps to ward off this diabetes complication

Having a high glucose level and not responding is 'like
 seeing that your gas tank is almost empty, but then not getting more gas.'