Learning from PWDs who do well

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…I began this work interviewing people living with diabetes to learn their story. I discovered quickly that some people struggle, but many find ways to create healthier, more productive and more meaningful lives after their diagnosis…While not everyone with a chronic illness can, or will, become a model of success – genetics, skills, resources, capacity, supports, will, economics, values all count – we should not discount that in learning how successful people do well, we can help more people be successful.

Above is a photo of Rachel Zinman who’s been living with LADA for nine years, and an excerpt from my post today on Huff Post, What the “Forgotten Patient” Teaches Us.

There is much we can learn from people living well with chronic illness  – and much to inspire other’s living will illness and those who care for them, including health professionals.

Full article, click here.



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