I'm always delighted to meet other diabetics. 2008 will mark my 30th anniversary with this disease. I spent a long time being angry about it and not managing it properly, and while I've experienced some unfortunate consequences of that, I'm doing quite well all things considered. I've developed an appreciation for this disease, and let go of the anger and resentment. I can see how it's made me a better a person, and how it's shaped my life. I wouldn't be the same person I am today without it. While I won't deny that it can be frustrating at times, nothing feels as good as accepting it and dare I say, embracing it. It takes far more energy to fight it and hate it than live peacefully with it.
I was featured in an Associated Press article about diabulimia.‘Diabulimics’ skipping insulin to slim down
I was scheduled to be on FOX's The Morning Show, but minutes before I was to be interviewed, I passed out when my blood sugar got too low (I mistook my symptoms for just being nervous about being on live TV!). The show was live so I missed my opportunity to be interviewed on the show. They interviewed me afterwards though, and posted it on their website.Recovering from diabulimia
I was interviewed for Diabetes Living Today. The interview was during the second half of the show, starting around 32:00.May 6, 2008 Podcast