This month, we’re celebrating diabesties, people with diabetes who understand your experiences living with the chronic condition.
As you know, I’m fully immersed in the world of diabetes, whether it’s my experience as an RD and diabetes educator or my experience working for a diabetes company, I definitely can get my fair share of all things diabetes.
With that said, my most memorable experiences and friendships have come from being a part of the diabetes online community. You can find healthcare providers, organizations and other peers all living with diabetes all around the world. There is nothing more uniting than someone else who “gets it” and in the words of my friends here at Glooko, we certainly are better together.
Watch my conversation with two of my diabesties at Glooko, Clinical Trial Specialist Sam Rapp and Senior Partner Manager Hadley Horton, as we cover how and when they were diagnosed, how they manage their diabetes, how Glooko makes their day-to-day easier, what they wish people without diabetes knew about living with the chronic condition and what their favorite hard-to-bolus food is.
Check out some resources below to help find your own diabesties online or in person near you.
- Local American Diabetes Association (ADA) offices
- College Diabetes Network
- JDRF Online Diabetes Support Team
- JDRF TypeOneNation
- Diabetes Camps (for all ages!)
- Beyond Type 1
- Beyond Type 2
- T1D Exchange
Your friend in food and health,
Bridget Wood, RD, LD, CDCES