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A Response from ADA

Diabetes Advocacy By January 22, 2018 Tags: , , 15 Comments

Last Friday, I received a phone call from Michelle Kirkwood, Senior Director, Strategic Communications and Media Relations at the American Diabetes Association.  We had a candid discussion about the email that was sent out last week from the ADA with the subject line “Cause of death:  Diabetes“.  I shared my concerns with Michelle about the doom and despair approach, and we…


ADA Tweet Up for DOC.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Traveling By June 10, 2014 Tags: , , , , 3 Comments

“You can’t eat that.” “You shouldn’t travel.” “You can’t have children.” “You aren’t worth curing because you did this to yourself.” “Insulin means you have it ‘bad,’ right?” “Did you catch it from eating candy?” “Isn’t that cured by flax seed oil?” … living with diabetes means also living with the stigma of diabetes, and perceptions of life with diabetes…