Get The Book: The Savvy Diabetic - A Survival Guide
Tips, Tools, and Techniques to help you Stay in Control and BalanceBuy The Book
18th Annual Shooting Stars JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes
Sunday, October 27, 2013 in Newport Beach, CA
If you are unable to attend but would LOVE to donate on-line go to: http://www2.jdrf.org/goto/ShootingStars. To send a check made out to JDRF, contact me at joanne@TheSavvyDiabetic.com for the mailing address.
The Savvy Diabetic: A Survival Guide is a collection of tips, tools, and techniques, borne out of experiences and mistakes and lots of “on-the-job” learning. After 43 years as a Type 1 diabetic, I had successfully and deliberately avoided hospitals. I was suddenly confronted with my worst fears: an emergency appendectomy 3000 miles away from my home. I was terrified of losing the control of my diabetes which I had worked so hard to maintain. And I was woefully unprepared. Wow, did I learn!
Five years later and several more hospitalizations and doctors’ appointments, as well as many experiences with travel and just life, I just want to share what I have learned. I hope my insights and experiences will help you to:
- Live well and in balance with diabetes
- Survive the medical system as a person with diabetes
- Feel validated in your feelings about this disease
- Have more tools to help support someone you love who has diabetes
- Smile and even laugh about your own experiences
Grandfather of a 15-year old with Type 1 diabetes
Chairman of the Board of Directors, JDRF International
Strategic Advisor, Mary and Dick Allen Diabetes Center, Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach, CA