My friend, Riva Greenberg, is preparing her third book. She has been type 1 for 40 years and is a wonderful author. Did you read her other books? Her book on diabetes myths is fantastic!!! Here is Riva's amazon page:
Riva is collecting diabetes stories for her third book, and needs your help. If you respond to Riva's request, I will copy and paste into an email and send it to her.
"I'm writing my third book - “Diabetes Dos & How Tos" and need your help. I'd like to feature a dozen people with just a line or two about something you do that helps you stay healthy living with diabetes.
The book has a number of Dos (steps) to take care of your diabetes, and several recommended ways (How Tos) how to do that.
There are 4 sections: Food Dos, Medical Dos, Fitness Dos and Attitude Dos and at the end of each section I’d like to feature a "How To" from a few people - what you do to manage one of these aspects.
Can you share in just a sentence or two with some detail what you do:
1. To manage to eat healthy? e.g. "I always bring my own food to the airport because that way I can ensure I'm going to eat something healthy."
2. To take care of your diabetes – it can be anything from how you organize your medicines, to reading up on new advances, to preventing or treating hypoglycemia - anything you do that is at all medical related to caring for your diabetes. e.g. "I keep glucose tabs in all my purses and pockets so if I have a low I'm ready for it"
3. To manage to stay fit, or get exercise? e.g., "I work out at Curves three times a week. Being around other people and the inspiring music keeps me going."
4. To keep your stress under control e.g., "I go to a yoga class in my neighborhood once a week, and twice if I can find the time."
You can answer all or any of the 4 questions above. Can you also let me know:
What type of diabetes you have?
How long you have had diabetes?
How old you are?
Thank you so much,