Mark your calendar for five days (May 1-5) of talks given by more than 25 outstanding people in the diabetes community. Their wise counsel, knowledge and positive experiences comprise the third Diabetes Empowerment Summit organized, arranged and passion-driven into existence by Daniele Hargenrader. Daniele is a diabetes coach, personal fitness trainer, author and advocate who’s using her early difficulties with diabetes, diagnosed at age 7, to share with us how she, and we, can go from lemons to lemonade.
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The summit will share education, practices, tools and an entire community of tips and wisdom from PWDs, coaches, authors, doctors and caregivers who understand what living with diabetes is like – and how to do your best. DiabetesMine today posted a short interview with Daniele about the summit.
Twelve years ago, when I published my first of three books, The ABCs of Loving Yourself With Diabetes, few people gave thought to how vital it is to address emotional health living with diabetes. Today, I help people with diabetes live a flourishing life and share with health professionals globally a way to work with PWDs that engages and fosters their patients’ potential for flourishing.
Two months ago my ABC book was used as a tool at diabetes camp in Costa Rica to allow 70 kids for the first time to express and share their fears and feelings about living with diabetes – and to discover their inner strengths, gain confidence and build resilience. Still, the book is being read by their families, opening up conversations and understanding for the whole family that their child, brother or sister, can live well with diabetes minding it, managing it and respecting it.
Such is available to all of us and I’m thrilled to see our diabetes community of patient advocates broadening resources for everyone like this summit.
I love the expression, “Each one must teach one.” Even better, when each one can teach so many. Hats off to you Daniele!