For many years I wasn’t open about my diabetes because I saw it as an imperfection, a stigma. Things changed one night when I was at dinner with a large group of acupuncturists. I forgot to take my insulin before being seated. Realizing I was with people whose livelihood was needles, I casually gave myself an insulin shot at the table. It was a revolutionary moment for me. It was about that time when I established a friendship with my diabetes. This decision inspired me to be responsible for my diabetes care and live my life with a positive attitude.
The technology of the Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System, insulin pumps and advanced medications are making it easier to live our diabetes lives with a more rhythmical beat. For me, technology is “the cure” at hand right now and I constantly encourage other people living with diabetes to get on board if they are not there yet.
Over the years I have learned to make friends with my diabetes and have become an active member in the diabetes community serving as a board member of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), Diabetes Exercise and Sports Association (DESA), Diabetes Sisters, Wise Women of Diabetes retreats and Divabetics, as well as a volunteer at
Children With Diabetes (CWD). As a certified health educator and a professional chef, I provide healthy cooking demonstrations and spread the message of optimal glucose
control at diabetes conferences across the nation.
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