This past January I spent 18 days in Bangalore, India, along with my husband who joined me, helping at a diabetes clinic for the poor. It all came about because I met an amazing young woman in our community, Erin Little. Erin is living in a small, patient room in the clinic and working tirelessly to get access to affordable health care to India's poor. India has the second highest growth of diabetes in the world and 70% of their population live in villages far from any doctor or…Continue
November is Diabetes Month. This month you'll hear more about diabetes symptoms and risk factors than you will all year.
But there's something you won't hear about. The health challenges those of us who've lived with diabetes for decades may face. There's little research on it; not so long ago people died before they could live that long with diabetes.
But for those of us who will have lived much of our lives with diabetes -- those who got, and will yet get, Type 1 diabetes as…Continue
I would love to know, for a possible article on the Huffington Post,if you've ever encountered discrimination, or felt discriminated against because of your diabetes - type 1 or type 2?
I can remember not being able to get health insurance because I had a "pre-existing" condition. I can remember being told there were certain jobs I couldn't hold like being an airplane pilot.
What have you come across where diabetes has made you feel discriminated? I would love to…Continue
I put this on my blog tonight and I realized I wanted to share it with you.
I turn 60 tomorrow. How did that happen? My mother's probably asking herself the same question up in Connecticut. I'd say just putting one foot in front of the other every day. But the occasion does give me pause to think about what I've learned so far.
(By the way, this picture was two years ago me shooting up before my meal. My friend P. to my right looks a little startled, but then I'm a teacher and…Continue
Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy a lively talk, as I did, with the Diabetes PowerShow hosts. I felt like I was sitting in a café with this great group. We talked about what's confusing managing diabetes, Charlie's weight loss but poor back from his new treadmill desk, what doctors get and what they don't, and how to do diabetes just a little bit better from what you'll learn in my new book, "Diabetes Do's & How-To's",…Continue