I was watching Scott King and Miriam Tucker on the Diabetes Health video from the AADE conference and realized that like Ms. Tucker, I am a “Patient Expert.” I like the sound of that. I considered going to school and trying to become a diabetes educator after college, but lost my initiative along the way.
Now, in my struggle to get DAW published and build up my platform, I keep thinking about ways to be involved with the diabetes world, either through volunteering, mentoring or writing. Living with this disease for 23 years in good health, I am a Patient Expert, mainly on myself, but I can help other women find their way through:
and more….I know I would have liked to have a role model when I was going through these struggles. So that is my new title, my new mission statement, to be an patient expert and share my experiences with women who have diabetes!