True Champions ~ Living with Diabetes

Jill Knapp Diabetes Advocate

In this Episode of True Champions Type 2 Diabetes, we meet Jill, a former dancer who was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes later in life. After facing a series of struggles, Jill turned to food as a source of comfort. Frustrated and caught in a cycle of binge-eating, Jill began to notice symptoms of diabetes, and was soon diagnosed by her doctor as having Type 2 Diabetes. In learning how to manage and treat her diabetes, Jill has also learned how to fully become and embrace herself.

Click below to watch the entire episode.

Meet Jill Knapp

 

Diabetes Link Up Conferecne

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I was blessed to attend a Diabetes Linkup conference Just outside of Washington DC in Maryland.  This event took place at the beginning of November.  Such a perfect way to start out Diabetes Awareness Month.    This event was put on by  AstraZeneca.  It brought together patient advocates from the Diabetes Community.  I was proud to be apart of this linkup and loved that our main conversation was about how to grow our Type 2 Diabetes Community and how to grow the voice of Type 2 through advocates and in our community.  We also got to tour the lab and see how medications are made.  That was cool!!

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I left feeling empowered and feeling like 2gether we can achieve anything.

With that said there are the wonderful people that attended and that I got to meet and get to know. These are all inspiring people with great web sites and are all doing great things in the name of Diabetes.

The wonderful Anna Norton, who runs  DiabetesSisters).

 Dr. P , Dr. Phyllisa Smith Deroze of Diagnosed Not Defeated;

Bill Gould of I Run Diabetes;

Mike Hoskins- Diabetes Mine 

Kathleen Weaver of Living with Diabetes and Lapband (plus her D-alert beagle named

Gene Kunde of Diabetes Hands Foundation;

Shelby Kinnaird of Diabetic Foodie;

Sarah Odeh of the diaTribe Foundation;

Michele Tuck-Ponder of Diabetes While Black

Meet Jill Knapp ~ Diabetes Documentary pre launch clip

Diabetes Late Nite!!

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TUNE IN: August’s Diabetes Late Nite show on ‘ANGER & DIABETES’ on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 6- 7:30 PM, EST. Hosted by Mr. Divabetic. His guests include Author of “Overcoming Destructive Anger”  Dr. Bernard Golden PhD, Dr. Lori Shemek PhD, Susan Weiner MS, RD, CDE, CDN, Laura Laria, Jill Knapp- Woolsey, Poet Lorraine Brooks, Mama Rose Marie, and the Charlie’s Angels Outreach. Throughout the podcast we will be playing selected songs from Essential Evelyn “Champagne” King courtesy of SONY Music.

Diabetes Late Nite is a fast-paced, full-filled hour of diabetes education and wellness advice that encourages listeners to “laugh a little, learn a lot.”

Filming Diabetes Documentary

What a great weekend.  From Friday Morning to Sunday evening producers and camera crew were here from New York.  HealthiNation does an award winning series of  Documentary’s on their site honoring Advocates.  I got a e-mail some time ago about them filming my journey but it was going to my junk e-mail.  I was filtering my junk and came across it and was so excited.  God puts these amazing opportunities in my path and I am truly blessed!!

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Day 2 filming with HealthiNation True Champions

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