Company Profile

Diabetes Services provides excellent information and products focused exclusively on diabetes. Our expertise in diabetes and commitment to providing easy-to-understand, cutting-edge information allows us to provide valuable resources, including extensive diabetes information and our online diabetes store

Founded by John Walsh, PA and Ruth Roberts, MA, in 1993, our first informational web site appeared on the web in May, 1994. John and Ruth write best-selling books that show how to improve blood sugar control with diabetes. These books include Pumping Insulin (now in 6th edition, 1st edition published 1989), Using Insulin, STOP the Rollercoaster (now out of print), The Pocket Pancreas, and My Other Checkbook. These books provide detailed, clear and complete steps to controlling the blood sugar on a pump or with multiple injections. John is a diabetes clinical specialist and has diabetes. Ruth is an educator and medical writer.


We respect your privacy and do not sell, rent, or loan any identifiable information regarding our customers to any third party without your explicit permission. We do not collect personal information unless it is necessary.


John Walsh, PA has provided clinical care to thousands of people with diabetes in various clinical settings. He is author of or coauthor of hundreds of diabetes articles and books, a thought leader in diabetes technology, and a popular presenter on diabetes topics to physicians, health professionals, pharmaceutical companies and people with diabetes. His various powerpoint presentations are available on our site. He consults and sits on the Advisory Board of several pharmaceutical companies. John also conducts research on how insulin pumps are used to assess the quality of diabetes education and the ease, convenience, and effectiveness of pump features as well as assessing continuous monitors and their effectiveness. He is considered an authority on intensive diabetes management. John sees patients and does research at Advanced Metabolic Care + Research (AMCR), one of the leading endocrinology centers in California.

Ruth Roberts, MA, is a medical writer, editor and educational consultant on intensive self-management. She has been involved in diabetes support groups for over 20 years and has coauthored several books on diabetes. She is a professional member of the American Diabetes Association, has served on the Board of Directors for the International Diabetes Athletes Association. She manages business matters and product development for the company. Her expertise in presenting complex information in a clear, easy-to-read format benefits our publications. She worked for 20 years in university teaching and corporate training before developing the company.

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