Amber loves to travel so she hit the road and ventured to Texas (one state away from our OKC home). What better way to meet fellow PWDs than traveling the southwestern countryside? Before heading out she contacted the American Diabetes Association to see if anyone in their part of town had a story to share. They totally hooked her up with Deirdre Murphy, a lovely woman who went from an original Type 2 diagnosis to eventually being re-diagnosed with Type 1. In the 30th show, Deirdre shares her 12+ year journey and reflects on living life with T2D… and now T1D, eventually coming to a place of relief at the type 1 prognosis (a rare event).
- Do you or someone you know have diabetes? Would you like to share your story? We want to hear how you’ve lived your real life with the disease! Scope out what we look for in a guest blog HERE!
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- You have to be your own advocate because a lot of physicians unfortunately don’t have the knowledge to diagnosis someone with diabetes and/or properly treat you.
- Find an Endocrinologist
- Novo Nordisk
- Moms – LET IT GO!
- Methodist Hospital in San Antonio
- Their message was kind and clear – It’s not a death sentence.
- After a year of giving injections, Deirdre chose to use the Animas® Vibe® system and Dexcom G4 Sensor
- Deirdre’s cute wristlet carries all of her supplies.
- We LOVE Deirdre’s Life Philosophy: I chose to continue living my life instead of seeing my diagnosis as a death sentence. So my feeling is that I am not a diabetic, but rather a person living with diabetes.
- Finding the right endocrinologist is key. Amber shares her recent mishap in, Back To The Drawing Board With A New Endocrinologist.
- Deirdre’s Words of Advice
- See an Endo.
- It’s not a death sentence
- No shame
BTW: One of my diabetes culinary partners in crime resides in S.A. is coughing in the background.
A special thanks to the OKC and San Antonio American Diabetes Association Chapters for helping us score this podcast.