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

Capturing the healing process … in photos

Doctors devise and evolve a painless way to check an injury as it mends.

Diabetes questions of the month

Will insurance pay for my glucose monitor and insulin pump?

Diabetes question of the month

When is it time to see a specialist?

Diabetes question of the month

Gestational diabetes as a harbinger?

No more needle sticks?

Explore the coming revolution in blood sugar monitoring, from skin sensors to contact lenses.

Colon confidential

The ‘secret’ to preventing colon cancer, revealed.

Patient Story

Adjusting to the challenges of diabetes

Bruce Bustin works to set an example for young people.

Patient Story

Young and healthy—with Type 1 diabetes

Coming to grips with her diagnosis, Nicole Etrheim got busy, learning about diabetes, adjusting her lifestyle and networking with others.

Patient Story

Saying you don’t have diabetes doesn’t make it so

At first, Mary Jo Bump refused to accept her diagnoses. Then she put her stubbornness to work.

Patient Story

A lifetime of acceptance

Patient with diabetes shares her story and a few suggestions for living life without limits.

Diabetes research advances

Learn what’s new, what’s coming up and why so many of us should still get tested.