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BriannaM commented on Riva Greenberg's blog post '28-Year-Old Erin Little Is Changing Diabetes Care in India'
"I work in a doctor's office in South Carolina and there are still a lot of patients here that don't have access to insulin because it costs so much. A lot of insurance companies are requiring prior authorizations for testing supplies, oral…"
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sultansfam commented on Riva Greenberg's blog post '28-Year-Old Erin Little Is Changing Diabetes Care in India'
"Amazing work .. the main factor I believe is the lack of education and awareness of such diseases in India + the monetary factor. Great job from EL. Other bigger companies/organizations should also chime in and also an individual responsibility to…"
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louiseekyle commented on Riva Greenberg's blog post '28-Year-Old Erin Little Is Changing Diabetes Care in India'
"Thanks for an excellent look at some good work being done around the issue of access to insulin and diabetes care in resource poor settings. We are working on a project called the 100 Campaign, which is aiming to achieve universal access to insulin…"
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Sai commented on Riva Greenberg's blog post '28-Year-Old Erin Little Is Changing Diabetes Care in India'
"Thanks Riva for an excellent article coverage and thanks to Erin Little and her team. I wish you good luck in your pursuit. Indians are more prone to Diabetes because of the genes and also malnutrition as mentioned in the article. I myself got Type2…"
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Casey commented on Riva Greenberg's blog post '28-Year-Old Erin Little Is Changing Diabetes Care in India'
"Nyadach-I was without insurance for awhile and had to buy medicine at the cheapest cost, via the internet. Most of it seemed to come from India, so I believe they do manufacture it there. That doesn't mean the people living there have access to…"
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Sindhilicious commented on Riva Greenberg's blog post '28-Year-Old Erin Little Is Changing Diabetes Care in India'
"I was diagnosed in India while visiting family and the regimen was so different from the US/Canada (where I lived during that time). Compliance and lack of education is a huge issue in India which is why the rate of complications is so high."
May 4
Nyadach commented on Riva Greenberg's blog post '28-Year-Old Erin Little Is Changing Diabetes Care in India'
"Really saddens me that in this day and age people are dying of the greed of companies. Insulin isn't hard to manufacture and the problems getting hold of it are those generated to protect the large corporations. There has to be a better way to…"
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28-Year-Old Erin Little Is Changing Diabetes Care in India

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 clinic.Here is…See More
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28-Year-Old Erin Little Is Changing Diabetes Care in India

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 clinic.Here is…See More
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28-Year-Old Erin Little Is Changing Diabetes Care in India

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 3:30pm 7 Comments

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…

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Health Ills That Can Come With Years of Diabetes

Posted on October 30, 2013 at 9:25am 0 Comments

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…

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Have you ever felt discriminated because of your diabetes?

Posted on October 28, 2013 at 3:41pm 8 Comments

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…

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Five life lessons turning 60!

Posted on September 1, 2013 at 5:27pm 8 Comments

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…

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Chill and join the café clutch

Posted on February 19, 2013 at 8:09am 0 Comments

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",…

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At 5:54pm on February 7, 2013, catlover said…

Riva- Congrats on being a featured member. We thoroughly enjoyed your presentation last Friday. I could listen to you for hours tell stories of your Diabetic life. I hope you will come back for a reprise.

At 4:47am on February 6, 2013, jrtpup said…

Congratulations on being featured Riva! Thanks again for sharing with us on Friday ;)

At 4:52pm on February 4, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

HEARTIEST CONGRATS ON BEING A FEATURED MEMBER. Well deserved. Reed

At 4:03pm on February 4, 2013, Linda G said…

BRAVA RIVA....on being a featured member!!
Thank you for your talk Riva....you are a powerhouse!!

At 9:39am on February 4, 2013, Marie B said…

Riva, we were very much inspired by your talk with us on Friday. Afterwards, we were sharing some of your nuggets of wisdom and a member decided to write down a bunch and start this discussion
http://www.tudiabetes.org/forum/topics/nuggets-of-wisdom

I must say, I attend most of these Friday afternoon live chats, and yours was one of the best attended. I think at one point there were 68 members signed on. thanks again, it really helps to share with another "old-timer"!

marie, dx 1967

At 2:08pm on February 1, 2013, Mike said…

Great job today, Riva! Thanks!!

At 3:57pm on June 2, 2012, Jim said…

Hi Riva, I just read your blog "Now you see me, now you don't, diabetes". I couldn't find how to comment on your blog, so I thought I would comment here. The last paragraph of that blog was absolutely amazing and you found a way to put into words how I feel.

We try so hard to "control" our diabetes, but the longer we have this disease we begin to realize even with control there is no control.

Thank you.

At 10:48am on November 17, 2011, dino said…

The light in me recognizes the light in you Riva!

At 10:34pm on September 2, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Riva.....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
At 9:35pm on September 2, 2011, Linda G said…
Bravo on being a featured member Riva!
 
 
 

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