A few weeks ago Sierra Sandison was a contestant in the Miss Idaho Pageant. She wasn't a diabetes advocate or even a person who widely shared with her friends that she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 18. Much has changed since then.
While juvenile diabetes has many shared challenges across nations -- patients need to mathematically coordinate exercise, insulin, and diet -- there are a few behaviors that make advising patients with juvenile diabetes in India more challenging
I first met Nicole last year when she was the key speaker at Diabetes Sisters' "Weekend for Women." I was then, and continue to be, impressed by her passion for better serving people with chronic illness.