Perspectives

Perspectives

My Experience Visiting Big Pharma

Perspectives

When most people think of drug companies they get angry. They think: Why are drugs so expensive, all they think of is profit, no regard for those who need the drug. I thought the same way.

My thoughts changed when I attended a Novo Nordisk workshop on April 26 in Plainsboro, NJ. For a full day, I was part of a group with other patients with diabetes and Novo Nordisk doctors and employees. Some of the employees were from New Jersey, others were from their headquarters in Copenhagen.

Getting Active with Connected In Motion Slipstream

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How many times have you been told to exercise more, to eat a little healthier, or to sleep a little longer? And how many times have you actually gotten out there and done it? Probably not as often as you’d like. We know that all of these things are important for your health, so what’s stopping us from getting it done? There are lots of resources out there to help get us active as someone with diabetes – you can create a plan with your healthcare team, search for the answers online, read some books, or join a gym.

Healthcare Providers and Patients: A Stronger Partnership

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On January 26th, 2018, Robin Wright, a patient with Type 2, psychotherapist and PODS Leader in Princeton NJ, delivered remarks at the opening panel discussion of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists meeting / CAP (Corporate AACE Partnership).  The subject was Identifying Access to Care, Identifying Unmet Needs of Patients and/or Clinicians and Generating Solutions to Address the Unmet Needs of patients.  We are pleased to bring you Robin's remarks in full:

All three times were the charm

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If you’ve had type 1 diabetes (T1) for many years, you may have attended a diabetes camp as a child.I was diagnosed as an adult at the age of 48 so I never grew up knowing any other people with the same type of diabetes as me, or going to a diabetes camp where I could make friends and be with others who could truly understand what life is like living with our condition. Connected in Motion Catalina is like going to diabetes camp, but for adults.  It’s almost like going to a weekend-long DiabetesSisters meeting!
 

Experiencing a PCOS and Endometriosis Flare Up

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I’m curled up on the sidelines with my tips and tricks to get by while cheering on the birth control to defeat my body. Yes- in this weird twisted set up…. All I want is for my body to lose to the medication in this constant battle- this battle of chaotic and painful periods. My body wants to constantly have a period. There’s the traditional nonsense of a period- but then I have PCOS and endometriosis along for the ride causing absolute mayhem. The overall laziness- lack of motivation- and insomnia is extreme for me. It really gets in the way of a lot.

Thriving with Diabetes and Other Diagnoses

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At this point, it might be evident that I have quite a few diagnoses such as type 1 diabetes, asthma, allergies, thyroid issues, ADHD, anxiety, OCD, PCOS, and endometriosis. With all of this going on, I like to call myself a big ball of fun. I usually state this when I arrive at a doctors’ appointment or go to the pharmacy to pick up one of my many prescriptions.