Today is World Diabetes Day.
Type 1 Diabetes is the type that usually affects kids. There’s nothing you can do to stop that switch from being flicked one day. You’re born with it.
My friend, Kerri Morrone Sparling‘s blog is called Six Until Me. She discovered she had Type 1 Diabetes when she was 6 years old. She talks about the challenges of living with diabetes, how she manages her daily life, and how she’s finding community online.
Dr Brian Rodrigues is a researcher at UBC. He does a great job explaining what Sir Frederick Banting did with the discovery of insulin and how his research is helping people live longer lives with diabetes.
Sandy Struss is a motivational speaker and has been living with Type 1 Diabetes since she was 17. She tells us of the day she was diagnosed and how having an insulin pump gives her hope.
These are interviews I aired last year when I was a radio host at 95Crave in Vancouver. Not being on the air this year, I’m using the web to shine a light on diabetes and this World Diabetes Day.
Do me a favour, listen to the interviews, become aware and help me in my fundraising for Team Diabetes so that headway can be made in diabetes research before the switch is flicked on us or our children.