Diabetes devices are life-enhancing. For the most part they give us remarkable capacity to better manage our health. But we must recognize that new technology also adds effort, frustration, discomfort, confusion and expense to patients' lives.
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.